Our Mission

Through its efforts in public relations, community education, and fundraising, the Chicago Lying-in Hospital Board of Directors supports the University of Chicago Medicine and the Chicago Lying-in Hospital in their various programs to advance education, research, and patient care relating to the health of women and infants.


  • Patient programs have included peer counseling, shaken-baby prevention, doula assistance, prenatal classes, and a boot camp for first-time dads
  • Continuing professional education for nurses, such as breastfeeding/lactation consulting and perinatal loss training in English and Spanish
  • Community health education programs


  • A major gift to the Atef H. Moawad, M.D., Fund for Perinatal Research
  • Annual scholarships to research fellows in the Section of Maternal/Fetal Medicine
  • One-time research grants to young investigators

Patient Care

  • The purchase of layettes and soft-fabric infant carriers
  • Diabetic breakfasts to teach good nutrition to women who develop diabetes during pregnancy
  • Art and craft supplies, videos and books for long-term patients
  • Memory boxes for parents who lose infants before or following birth
  • Works of art in patient areas to help create a healing environment

Capital Equipment