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Dr.Stanley Friedell, MD, Image For Obsterics 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
  • Education
  • 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 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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  • Gestational Diabetes Read More
  • Advanced Maternal Age Read More
  • Postpartum Depression Read More
  • Medications During Pregnancy

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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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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Gerilynn H.


    Dr. Regina Belmonte has been providing all the services I have needed for over 12 years. She saw me through both of my pregnancies and her expertise is vast. Even after I moved far away from the city, I still embrace and look forward to her care and services, and I refuse to switch doctors. She is worth the trip! Going through both pregnancies I had to meet with all of the Dr's. and all were wonderful. The nurses are fantastic. I have gotten 98% of what I have ever needed just talking to a nurse. So grateful for this practice and so confident with the care I receive.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Jelly T.


    Dr. Abbie Roth is GOLD!
    I have never met a doctor who is caring and brilliant and with a great sense of humor as doctor Abbie Roth. She is very professional and has an excellent bedside manner. When I had a life threatening complication after my C-section, she and her Prentice team of doctors and nurses were such an efficient team under pressure while making sure they explain every process and steps during the situation. Dr. Abbie Roth and her team literally saved my life! I am very fortunate to have met Dr. Roth, I will never forget her and will continue to see her for my future OB/Gyne health. I highly recommend this practice and Dr. Roth!
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Jessica


    If you are new to Chicago or are just looking for a new physician, please make an appointment with Dr. Friedell. This is the first time in my adult life, that a doctor spent an hour with me going over my medical history, asking questions and documenting my history accurately. His assessment and subsequent surgery were all done t a T! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or his staff. I have had very positive experiences every time I've gone and I always leave feeling like I've been really seen and heard.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Monica E.


    I was recommended to NWWH through a friend after a year of unsuccessful IUI with my partner. We were seen and cared for by Dr. Friedell. Best decision ever. You will definitely wait for the doctor for maybe 30 minutes past your appointment time but you will not regret it. His thoroughness and patience to explain everything to us in a way we understood was amazing. He was quick to start a game plan for us. We will definitely stick with Dr. Friedell as our OB/GYN.

    Apart from Dr. Friedell, the staff was quick to perform any lab work and ultrasounds with friendly conversation and compassion. This type of service really helps when we've gone through a rough time trying to get pregnant. Definitely make an appointment with Dr. Friedell.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Jennifer H.


    I have been going to Dr. Friedell for over a year now and he has been nothing less than amazing. When I first came to him to discuss pregnancy, he was incredibly informative and understanding. He was also willing to take the time to answer all of my questions and help in any way he could. He just delivered my son in March and to say he went the extra mile during delivery would be an understatement. I had some complications and with any other doctor I would have had a c-section. Dr. Friedell worked with me and was extremely patient and because of his care and expertise I had a successful vaginal delivery. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Karima R.


    I have been going to this office for little over a month now due to some complications! I have been seen Dr. Friedell, he is very caring and always made sure he answers all my concerns. I am beyond impressed with my experience with Dr Friedell and his PA " Amber". Dr Friedell called me many times after hours to talk to me about my medical results and answers any concerns that I have.

    I would highly recommend Dr Friedell.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Elizabeth T.


    I have been a patient of this practice for over 5 years now and have only positive reviews of Dr. Feldstein. He was the doctor on call and delivered my third son without any complications. He was knowledgeable, patient focused and went above and beyond to answer my questions and provide a safe and healthy delivery. I also want to note his positive bedside manner to not only my husband and I, but to the nursing staff that was working with him. He was very respectful and I am very thankful to have had him for my delivery. I would recommend this group, Dr. Feldstein in particular without reservation.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By LA


    I switched to Dr. Roth mid pregnancy due to health insurance reasons and it was probably the best decision I have ever made in my life. She is definitely warm and funny but also extremely competent and knowledgeable. I would say what makes her stand out from other doctors is how calm and not reactive she is in even the most dire situations. My son was in serious fetal distress (unexpected and not preventable) and she was very calm and reassuring as we literally ran to the OR for my c section. With the rise of c sections today I feel Dr. Roth is one of the few remaining fabulous ob's that truly plans for normal vaginal births (your choice if you want an epi or not) and although I needed a c section I knew it was truly necessary. I could not speak more highly of her, not only did she save my sons life but she made me feel safe, secure and empowered even when decisions and actions were out of my hands.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Dana M.


    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 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Barbara A


    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.