Obstetrician and gynecologists or OB/GYNs specializes in women’s health and provide services in overall health and wellness.
OB-GYNs also focus on reproductive health, pregnancy and childbirth care.
Your needs for an OB-GYN might change with your age and health care needs.
Obstetrics (OB) includes complete care for pregnant women from early symptoms through postpartum.
Cook County Health specializes in general services, as well as maternal fetal medicine, or high-risk health concerns for the mom and fetus. John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County is a Level III Regional Perinatal Center and provides the highest level of care to pregnant women and their newborns.
Stroger Hospital offers private Labor & Delivery Rooms with modern technological advances. Our commitment to women’s health is long-standing, and our broad range of expertise allows us to provide care for patients at every stage of their pregnancy and after. You can rely on us for care after the baby is born so you recover quickly and feel confident in your new role as a mother.
Advanced diagnostic ultrasound evaluations
Chorionic villus sampling
Fetal cardiac ultrasound
Fetal heart rate monitoring
Genetic screening and testing
Medically complicated mothers or pregnancies
Ongoing care for mothers
Percutaneous umbilical cord sampling
Pregnancy complications: morning sickness, heartburn, leg and back pain, gestational diabetes
A gynecologist (GYN) provides the diagnosis and management of the reproductive system and disorders that may affect your reproductive health.
Many women begin seeing a gynecologist during their teenage years and are recommended to have annual check-ups. The Cook County Health team provides general gynecology services, including care for menstruation and menopause, reproductive endocrinology and hormone care, infertility services, gynecologic cancer treatment and family planning.
We treat the following conditions, including (but not limited to):
Advanced pelvic surgery
Benign pelvic and uterine fibroid tumors
Fallopian tube cancer
Gestational trophoblastic diseases
HPV related disorders
Minimally invasive surgical techniques
Modern contraceptive care including:
Birth control pills
Intrauterine contraception (IUDs) long acting contraceptive injections and implants
Surgical female sterilization, including tubal ligation and tubal plugging
Incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Primary and secondary amenorrhea
Reproductive health services providing surgical and medical termination of pregnancies
Reproductive system anatomical disorders
Sexually transmitted infections