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Do you need an Obstetrician in Chicago, ? The following tips can help you find the perfect fit

Your first pregnancy can be an exciting and overwhelming time and finding the right Obstetrician can seem like a daunting task. Your Obstetrician will play a huge roll in your pregnancy and after-care, so it’s important to find someone you trust who is a good fit for you. Like all human beings, every Obstetrician comes with a different personality, office environment, and expertise. Picking the right one takes more than a few quick Google searches. The good news is that with a little homework and due diligence, you can find a doctor that will be great for you.

At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, goal is to improve the health and lives of women.

At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, our goal is to improve the health and lives of women. While we always hope that you are able find a provider in our practice that you mesh with, ultimately, we want you to make the best decision for you, which is why we’ve come up with some guidelines for finding the right Obstetrician.

Tip # 1 – Ask your friends

If you have friends or family members who have recently been pregnant, start your search by asking who they used and their overall thoughts on their OB/Gyn. When you consult with a friend, you can ensure that you are getting honest answers about the issues that are important to you. If they recommend their OB/Gyn with a glowing review, make sure to ask questions about why she loved her doctor so much.

Just keep in mind, while your friend may have loved her doctor, that doesn’t always mean the doctor is the perfect fit for you.

Tip # 2- Determine if gender matters

For many women, gender of the OB/Gyn does not matter as long as the doctor is the right fit. Still, some women simply feel more comfortable having a female doctor or a male doctor. Most importantly, you should want a doctor who will be attentive to your needs and will be available to teach and answer questions. Determining if this matters from the beginning can save you a lot of discomfort in the long run.

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Tip # 3 – Check with your insurance

Take some time to find out what your insurance does and does not cover. Look up what hospitals and doctors are considered in-network, as out-of-network care can sky rocket prices.

Tip # 4 – Pick your hospital

Deciding which hospital you would like to deliver at is a big part of choosing your obstetrician. In addition to finding an in-network hospital you may want to investigate other considerations such as the level of NICU care, 24 hour availability of epidurals, after-birth care, and lactation support. Northwestern and Prentice Women’s Hospital is a great place to be, that is dedicated to women’s care.

Tip # 5 – Learn their bedside manner

Different mothers want different things from their obstetricians. Some mothers want sweet, caring doctor who spends a lot of time walking them through pregnancy and delivery. Others prefer a straight shooter who keeps it short and simple. Determine the relationship you want from your Obstetrician and make sure that you find someone who clicks with your personality.

Tip # 6 – Find out their policy on delivery methods

Are you determined to labor with an epidural or be able to walk around your hospital room? Are you more at risk for a C-section? All these conditions are things to think about when deciding on an Obstetrician. Finding out your doctor’s preferred birthing methods ahead of time can make a big difference when it comes to getting the labor experience you desire.

Tip # 7 – Make some phone calls

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Once you have chosen a hospital and narrowed down your list of Obstetricians who practice there, it’s time to make some phone calls, and ask questions about office policies. You’ll want to determine which issues are important to you and find out what the doctor’s policies are on those issues. Some examples include:

  • Inductions H
  • C Section rates

Pain Management in Labor

  • VBAC (vaginal delivery after C-section)
  • After hours policies
  • Delivery attendance after-hours

Pregnancies can be unpredictable. In fact, no two pregnancies are alike. Still, it’s important to be comfortable with your Obstetrician and his or her approach to prenatal care and delivery. In the end, sometimes the best thing to do is to go with your gut.

If you are in the Chicago area and are looking for a qualified, compassionate team of providers, we invite you to call Northwestern Women’s Health Associates We’re here to answer any questions you may have about our practice and we hope that you’ll find a provider that you feel comfortable with to help you on your journey to motherhood.


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women’s healthcare, our team of experts is dedicated to providing every woman highest level of sensitive, specialized care

At Northwestern Women's Health Associates

your unique needs are our highest priority.

Making use of advanced technology and staying on the cutting edge of women’s healthcare, our team of experts is dedicated to providing every woman who visits our office with the highest level of sensitive, specialized care. At our office in Chicago, you can receive exceptional obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) services from any one of our highly skilled doctors, including Stanley Friedell, MD; Marc Feldstein, MD; Abbie Roth, MD; Lisa Brunengraber, MD; Regina Belmonte, MD; Sharon Wise, MD; Julianne Morton, MD; Whitney Dunn, MD; and Aleena Lakhanpal, MD. With their combined expertise, this team of board-certified doctors at Northwestern Women's Health Associates makes it possible for you to receive efficient, personalized care from the preeminent women’s hospital in the Midwest.

Success Stories

  • 5 Star Review
    "Wonderful experience with Dr. Julianne Morton @ NW Women's Associates. I've recommended her to countless girlfriends. Being a first time mom, I went through many physical symptoms and emotions that accompany pregnancy. She is extremely thorough, patient, and has wonderful bedside manner. I felt confident going into delivery with Dr. Morton taking the lead with my delivery. Wonderful practice!"

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    "Dr. Morton is absolutely amazing. She cared for me throughout my first pregnancy and we found her to be kind and caring and straightforward - could not have asked for a better experience! Dr. Dunn ended up being on call during my delivery and she was great as well. I have always found the nurses and office staff to be friendly and on top of things - very happy with the practice!"

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    "I had to have a laproscopic hysterectomy done by Dr. Friedell and all went fabulously! They were very detailed in pre-op which made a lot of difference. I came out of surgery feeling great and post op I was back to work within two weeks. Everyone at the practice, at the hospital, at pre-op were incredible."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr.Julianne Morton is amazing! I was recommended by a friend when I moved to the Chicago area and was looking for an OB-GYN. I have seen her for two years in Chicago for my yearly exam. She is beyond kind and great at what she does. Dr.Morton makes you feel very comfortable and is such an incredible doctor! I have recommended her to all of my friends as well who need a new gyno/OB-GYN."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Morton is a really great doctor. She has an incredible bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. She makes sure to ask if you have any questions and will happily answer all of them with you. Would highly recommend!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Friedell is amazing! He helped delivered my first baby and the whole process was super smooth and stress free. All the staff in the office are super friendly too. Highly recommend!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I visited Dr Feldstein office yesterday. All of his stuff was very kind and nice to me. He has a professional-team, so I know I have nothing to be afraid of. Just wanted to say thanks to all the people I meet. I am in good hands."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr Freidell is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and really cares about his patients. He is very good at getting to the root of the problem, especially with overlapping symptoms. He guided me through all my options and their implications. I will highly recommend him and his team."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I love Dr. Belmonte. I have been going to her since 2006! She rocks!!! She is straight to the point, I love that about her. When I leave her office after seeing her I always feel great, like a just left a good friends house or something!"
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  • 5 Star Review

    "I can not tell you how wonderful my experiences have been. Dr. Sharon Wise is my doctor and she is fantastic. She is straightforward and honest about treatments and procedures. I enjoy her sense of humor, and I found her bedside manner when delivering my son to be excellent. "

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