Congratulations on your new pregnancy! We look forward to caring for you and your growing family. Please see our Obstetrics page to learn more about our philosophy and approach to obstetric care. You will also find a list of obstetrical services provided by our practice.
For your first visit, you will meet with one of our nurses who will obtain a complete medical history, provide prenatal education, answer any questions and obtain prenatal labs. Approximately one week later you will meet with one of our physicians to review your health history, perform a physical exam, offer guidance and answer any questions. If you are having any complications, such as bleeding or severe vomiting, please inform our scheduling staff before your first visit so that we may attend to your problem promptly.
Please click on each form icon below to download a copy of that form. Print the form, fill it out and bring it with you to your next appointment.
We deliver all of our patients at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. The Family Birthing Center is staffed with 24-hour immediately available board-certified obstetricians and anesthesiologists. In addition, neonatologists (specialists in newborn care) are readily available if they are needed to attend the birth of your child.
Here are some educational links for questions you may have early in your pregnancy. Please see our links page for more educational resources, and please do not hesitate to call us with questions.
American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology – frequently asked questions about a variety of topics, including:
|Nutrition during Pregnancy|
|Reducing Risks of Birth Defects|
|Prenatal Development – How Your Baby Grows During Pregnancy|
|Having a Baby After Age 35|
|Bleeding during Pregnancy|
|Early Pregnancy Loss|
|Exercise During Pregnancy|
|Car Safety for Pregnant Women, Babies and Children|
|Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Birthing Center
Information about the EMH Family Birth Center
|Illinois Teratogen Information Service
A resource for information about medications during pregnancy
|Insight Medical Genetics
A clinical genetics practice offering prenatal genetic counseling, screening and testing