Obstetrician and gynecologists or OB/GYNs specialize 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)

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  mom and baby. 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 pregnancy and after. You can rely on us for care after your baby is born, so you recover quickly and feel confident in your new role as a mother.
  • Routine checks
  • Advanced diagnostic ultrasound evaluations
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Fetal cardiac ultrasound
  • Fetal heart rate monitoring
  • Genetic screening and testing
  • Labor & delivery 
  • Medically complicated mothers or pregnancies 
  • Ongoing care for mothers
  • Percutaneous umbilical cord sampling
  • Pregnancy complications: morning sickness, heartburn, leg and back pain, gestational diabetes 

Gynecology (GYN)

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
  • Colposcopy 
  • Cervical dysplasia 
  • Cervical cancer 
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian tube cancer  
  • Galactorrhea
  • Gestational trophoblastic diseases
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related disorders
  • HPV vaccination
  • Menstrual abnormalities
  • Menopause 
  • Menstruation 
  • 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
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pelvic pain
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Primary and secondary amenorrhea
  • Reproductive health services providing surgical and medical termination of pregnancies
  • Reproductive system anatomical disorders
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Uterine cancer 
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer