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Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life and we look forward to
bringing babies into this world every day. Choosing the best obstetricians in Chicago allows
a mother-to-be to relax and enjoy the experience knowing she is in the best hands possible.
A specialized obstetrician can make the childbirth experience pleasant, relaxed, and safe.
Our practitioners will see you through prenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care.
Obstetrics Care at Northwestern Women's Health Associates includes:
We like to see expectant mothers for the first time at 7-10 weeks gestation. In a normal pregnancy, you will have appointments with an obstetrician every 4 weeks. Then every other week at 30 weeks gestation, and every week during the last month. Your provider will collect all of your health history, make sure that you have access to prenatal vitamins, and write a prescription if necessary. During your first trimester visits you can expect blood work, ultrasound, urine analysis, and a pap smear if necessary, and your physician will listen
to the fetal heart tones of your baby.
During the second trimester, appointments continue every 3 to 4 weeks. During this time, additional screenings will be offered and you will have the opportunity to see your baby again during the 20 week ultrasound.
During the third trimester, appointments become more frequent and you can expect to see
your practitioner every 2-3 weeks. It is during the third trimester that you will be tested
for gestational diabetes and group B strep. We will determine the fetal position of your baby by 36 weeks. As your due date approaches, your provider will talk to you about the signs of labor and may begin checking your cervix shortly before your due date. A normal pregnancy is considered full term at 40 weeks. However, we may let the pregnancy go for up to 42 weeks as long as fetal monitoring is reassuring.
There are some pregnancies that require closer attention. At Northwestern Women's Health Associates, we keep a close eye on our patients for any sign of distress or irregularities during pregnancy. If you have what is considered a high-risk pregnancy, this requires a slightly different care structure and potentially more frequent visits and ultrasounds. Our providers are highly skilled in high-risk pregnancies and we will provide the support you need every step of the way.
What to Expect During the Delivery:
When you choose our obstetrics services in Chicago your baby will be delivered at Northwestern
Memorial / Prentice Women's Hospital with the assistance of one of our caring and skilled
providers. During your hospital stay we will check on you and help answer all of your questions
following labor and delivery.
What to Expect From Postnatal Care:
After you return home from the hospital, we will schedule an appointment for 6 weeks post-delivery.
This appointment is set up to tend to your current health needs and ensure that everything is healing
well after delivery. If you had a c-section delivery your postnatal care schedule will be slightly different.
At Northwestern Women's Health Associates we understand that having a baby is a big adjustment. The postnatal
appointment gives us an opportunity to focus on your health as a new mother and make sure your health care needs
are being met.
Experienced Obstetricians in Chicago
Our Chicago Obstetricians are well experienced in handling all types of women’s health issues related to pregnancy.
Our office is equipped with the latest technologies to perform diagnosis and treatment of general, as well as
complicated pregnancies. Our Obstetricians employ different treatments and checkups depending on the exact nature
of the problem the patient is facing. We tailor prenatal care and preventative measures to your needs. Our
providers are here to answer all of your questions before, during and after labor and delivery.
Some of the more specific pregnancy circumstances our obstetricians take care of during pregnancy are:
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Northwestern Women’s Health Associates helps you achieve optimal health by giving you care and treatment.
Our Obstetricians work to build a healthy relationship with our patients to ensure they receive the best
possible care to lead a healthy life. We also provide gynecology consultation in Chicago.
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Jen Weitz "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!"
Melissa P. "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!"
Jeanne S. "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."
Kelly C. "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."
Ashes M. "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!"
Mengmeng L. "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!"
Jean L. "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."
Anahita K. "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."
"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!"
"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. "