Obstetrics Specialist Questions and Answers
Here at Women’s Healthcare of Illinois all our doctors are dual specialists in both Obstetrics and Gynecology so there should be no concerns over whether you are seeing the right specialist. For more information schedule an appointment online.
If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant it is in your best interests to see an Obstetrics Specialist as soon as you are able. Obstetrics Specialists are doctors who focus on all aspects of pregnancy, from prenatal care to actual childbirth, pregnancy related surgery and the postpartum period. An obstetrician will help you receive the best possible prenatal care to ensure that you have a happy and healthy pregnancy. Our team of Obstetricians at Women’s Healthcare of Illinois are experts in the field and will be able to provide you with the best of care.
Is there a difference between an Obstetrician and a Gynecologist?
Gynecologists specialize in vaginal and pelvic health in women whereas Obstetricians are focused on pregnancy, pre and postnatal care, childbirth, and delivery. They are also the expert you will see should you require consultation on getting pregnant and are able to recommend or prescribe various therapies such as fertility treatments or lifestyle counseling.
Obstetricians will also be able to answer any questions you may have regarding what to expect from pregnancy and what changes will need to be made to your lifestyle in order to facilitate the healthiest pregnancy possible. An obstetrics specialist will be able to tell you what medications are safe to take while pregnant, what foods you should be eating or avoiding, how much and what type of exercise you should be getting, how much weight you may gain and whether continuing at your job and for how long is conducive to a healthy pregnancy.
Do obstetricians do surgery?
As pregnancy is a deeply affecting process on the body most Obstetricians are trained to and able to perform many surgeries related to pregnancy to ensure the health of the baby and the mother. Most of these will often be performed at a partnering hospital rather than at the office of your obstetrician. As well it is important to note that it may not always be your obstetrician who directly oversees your childbirth or any surgeries that may be necessary during your pregnancy however your obstetrician will do everything possible to make sure that they are available for the important events of your pregnancy.
How do I choose an Obstetrician?
The lifechanging nature and extended duration of pregnancy means that you will likely want to carefully consider what you are looking for in an obstetrician. Some important considerations are the location of your obstetrician’s office, their availability and what hospital they deliver in. You will also likely want to meet with your obstetrician to discuss your concerns and desires for your pregnancy so they can make sure they develop the birth plan that is right for you. You will also want to make sure that you and your obstetrician have complementary communication styles and personalities, as good communication is important for a good relationship with your obstetrician.
At Women’s Healthcare of Illinois, we are dedicated to open communication with our patients and ensuring that we work with you to develop a birth plan that suits your needs. Patient Comfort is important to us and all our obstetricians and midwives are fully certified, expertly trained, professional and friendly. Feel free to browse the patient testimonials section of our website to determine if we are right for you, but we feel that you will be pleased with the care you receive from us. So, if you live in the Chicagoland Area near Mokena or Evergreen Park don’t hesitate to call us and book an appointment with one of our Obstetricians at your earliest convenience.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES YOU MAY LIKE
- Prenatal Care (Routine and High risk)
- Ultrasound 3D and 4D
- Nuchal Translucency
- Non-Stress Testing
- Antenatal Testing
- Preparation for Glucose Tolerance Test
- Prenatal Genetic Counseling & Testing
- High Risk Pregnancy Assessment
- Early Pregnancy Assessment Program
- Family Planning
- Endometrial Cryoablation for Heavy Periods
- Colposcopy Information
- Leep Procedure