Obstetrics

Obstetrics:
Care During Your Pregnancy

 

Congratulations, you’re pregnant!
Pregnancy is an exciting time of life. Once you find out you’re pregnant, it’s important to start prenatal care.

 

 

 

 

We’ll schedule prenatal visits with you according to this schedule:

Once a month until
your 7th month

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Every two weeks until
your last month

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During your last month, every week until you have your baby

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Postpartum checkup 6-8 weeks after you deliver

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During your visits, we’ll be monitoring your health and the health of your baby. Overall, we want to make sure your baby
develops the way Mother Nature wants, that you deliver safely, and that you’re recovering as expected afterward.

 

Our Obstetrics Services

Common tests during your pregnancy

Delivering your baby

In-office services and labs

Postpartum checkup

 

Use your prenatal visits to ask any and all questions you have. You can also look through our obstetrics blogs. We add more blogs regularly. Of course, you should contact us in between visits if anything is concerning.

 

Largest Private Midwifery Practice in the Area

North Shore Associates in Gynecology and Obstetrics also has the largest private Midwifery group in the area. Patients in Wilmette, Glenview, Evanston, Chicago, Skokie, Winnetka, Glencoe, Northbrook, and many other communities seek out our midwives for the attentive care they offer. Our midwives see patients throughout their pregnancy and provide one-on-one care in labor delivery and beyond. From admission in labor to discharge, midwife patients enjoy a personal experience with minimal intervention and as natural a birth experience as possible.

Our midwives have had consistently excellent outcomes over the last 15 years, including single-digit c-section rates, low epidural usage, and overall superior patient satisfaction.



Do you have questions about NSAGO’s Midwifery Practice or would like to learn more? Please visit our FAQ’s to find answers to some of the most questions we get asked.

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5 Common Early Signs of Pregnancy

Pregnancy signs and symptoms can vary a lot from one woman to the next. Symptoms can also be very different in different pregnancies for the same woman. In early pregnancy, you may or may not have noticeable signs. The severity of symptoms can vary quite a bit, and in some women, symptoms may not be noticed for several weeks.

Subtle signs of early pregnancy often are very similar to the symptoms you experience just before a menstrual period, so they can be easy to miss…

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Exercise and Pregnancy

Taking care of yourself throughout your pregnancy is the best way to help your baby to have a healthy start. Including some form of physical activity in your daily routine can improve your overall health and fitness, which will be good for your baby. One thing to keep in mind is that pregnancy is not the time to exercise with the intention of losing weight.

For most women, exercise during pregnancy is safe, particularly if you were physically active before you became pregnant. If you are healthy, it is probably safe to start or continue an exercise …. Read more


VBAC – Am I a Good Candidate?

At one time it was believed that once you had a C-section, any future pregnancies would also require a C-section. Today more and more women are candidates for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). As many as 60 to 80 percent of women who attempt VBAC are successful.

Each pregnancy is different, so just because one of your pregnancies required a C-section … Read more

NSAGO News

As many of you know Dr. Jean Ruth is leaving NSAGO to make a new beginning in the great Pacific Northwest – she and her family will move to Spokane, Washington later this month.  She has been with us for 3 ½ years and has done an incredible job working with our providers, staff, and especially, the growing patient base she has served. The patient feedback we have received, both in person and with her on-line reviews inform us that she is truly a special doctor. We will all miss Jean and wish her all the best.

 

E Perelman MD NSAGOThe rest of the NSAGO family will continue to accommodate and care for Dr. Ruth’s patients. Dr. Liz Perelman joined us last year and has become an integral team member and excellent care provider for our patients.  She is available to see patients at our Wilmette and Glenview locations. Likewise Drs. Goodwin, Johnson and Saleh are happy to see patients for ongoing pregnancy care and gynecology visits. New patients are also welcome so feel free to refer friends and relatives.

 

We are also very happy to welcome Imaan Ansari, MD, who will join NSAGO in August. Dr. Ansari grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She attended the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and then returned to Chicago for Ob-Gyn residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. We have been very happy to get to know Imaan as a kind and talented physician with superb credentials and a work ethic to match. She will assume Dr. Ruth’s schedule and will have hours in Wilmette and Glenview.

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