Obstetricians In Chicago,
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:
- Preconception Read More
- Risk Assessment
- Guidelines for Pregnancy
- Discussion of Pain Management During Labor
- Labor and Delivery
- Genetic Testing
- Your Third Trimester To-Do List
- Genetic Screening Options
What to Expect During Prenatal Care: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 ChicagoOur 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:
- Twin Gestation
- Gestational Diabetes Read More
- Advanced Maternal Age Read More
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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.
Request an Obstetrics Appointment in Chicago Today
If you are looking for an Obstetrician in Chicago, Request an Appointment or call us at 1-312-440-9400.
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; Regina Belmonte, MD; Sharon Wise, MD; Julianne Morton, MD; Whitney Dunn, MD; Aleena Lakhanpal, MD ; and Margaret Kistner, 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.
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."