RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Elmhurst, IL, Westchester, IL, Hinsdale, IL, Oak Park, IL & Addison, IL

Starting or expanding your family is an exciting stage of life. With locations in Elmhurst, Addison, Westchester, Oak Park, and Hinsdale, Illinois, the experienced team at RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology provides obstetric services to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy. They offer in-office ultrasounds, genetic counseling, vaginal birth after Cesarean section, and natural childbirth, among other options. Get the high-quality obstetrics care you and your baby deserve. Call today or book a consultation online.

Obstetrics Q & A

What are obstetrics services?

Obstetrics services are medical care to promote a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. The team at RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a broad range of obstetrical services t their five convenient locations. 

Obstetric services include:

  • Preconception counseling
  • In-office ultrasound exams
  • Low and high-risk pregnancy care
  • Genetic counseling
  • First-trimester genetic screening
  • Lab draw services
  • Fetal heart rate monitoring
  • Vaginal birth after Cesarean section (VBAC)
  • Cesarean section

If you desire a natural childbirth, your obstetrician respects and supports your wish to deliver your baby without medications and limited medical intervention — as long as it’s medically appropriate. They also work with you on a birth plan to empower you throughout the childbirth process.

What is preconception counseling?

Preconception counseling is designed to promote a healthy pregnancy by assessing your overall health before you become pregnant. 

During your visit, your practitioner counsels you on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing health risks to increase your chances of delivering a healthy baby.

Depending on when you want to become pregnant, your practitioner may recommend that you begin taking prenatal vitamins. They discuss any medications you’re currently taking and whether you should continue them.

Your visit may include screening tests. For example, your practitioner may suggest screening you for health and mental conditions that can affect pregnancy, such as:

  • Chronic high blood pressure
  • Thyroid issues
  • Pregestational diabetes
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Thrombophilia (clotting disorder)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Your counseling session includes a review of your family history to look for genetic disorders, congenital disabilities, mental disorders, and breast, ovarian, uterine, and colon cancer. Your practitioner discusses the optimal spacing of your pregnancies to lower the risk of complications. 

What if I need to see a specialist during my pregnancy?

If the obstetrics team at RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology can’t provide a specific service in their office, they work with a broad array of trusted subspecialists, therapists, and counselors in the area. 

For example, if you have a high-risk pregnancy, your obstetrician at RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology may consult with maternal-fetal medicine specialists, geneticists, and genetic counselors. 

If you’re experiencing mental health issues, they also partner with psychologists, therapists, or psychiatrists to care for you during and after your pregnancy. 

If you’re considering getting pregnant or you already are, rely on the experienced obstetricians at RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology. They provide obstetrics care to promote your health and your baby's. Call today or book a consultation online.