Labor and delivery doctor (Fullerton Ave, Chicago)

Women's Health Center of Chicago

Labor and Delivery

A safe and positive childbirth experience. We provide the support, care, and medical interventions needed during labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period.

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Women's Health Center of Chicago

Labor and Delivery

labor and deilvery

A safe and positive childbirth experience. We provide the support, care, and medical interventions needed during labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period.

Schedule an Appointment Today
Women's Health Center of Chicago

Labor and Delivery

What to Expect
(Before, During and After)

Before:

As your due date approaches, it’s important to pre-register at our center to ensure a smooth admission process. Our caring staff will guide you through the necessary paperwork and address any questions you may have. Creating a birth plan and discussing it with your healthcare provider allows you to express your preferences and expectations for labor and delivery.

During:

When you arrive at the hospital in labor, our healthcare team will greet you and provide continuous support. We’ll monitor your vital signs, including blood pressure, heart rate, and contractions. Pain management options, such as medication, relaxation techniques, or epidurals, will be discussed and administered as needed. Our team will assist and guide you throughout the delivery process.

After:

Following delivery, you and your baby will receive immediate postpartum care. We’ll monitor your vital signs, assess breastfeeding, and ensure your proper recovery. Our healthcare professionals will provide guidance on newborn care, postpartum pain management, and emotional well-being. We’re here to address any concerns or questions you may have during this period.

About Dr. Adeeb Alshahrour

Dr. Alshahrour is a highly skilled obstetrician and gynecologist who provides compassionate care to women of all ages. He has years of experience in the field, and is dedicated to helping his patients achieve the best possible health outcomes. Dr. Alshahrour is committed to providing quality care that meets the needs of each individual patient.

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About Dr. Adeeb Alshahrour

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Dr. Alshahrour is a highly skilled obstetrician and gynecologist who provides compassionate care to women of all ages. He has years of experience in the field, and is dedicated to helping his patients achieve the best possible health outcomes. Dr. Alshahrour is committed to providing quality care that meets the needs of each individual patient.

FAQ

The signs of labor can vary from woman to woman, but some common signs include:

  • Regular contractions that get stronger and closer together.
  • A bloody show, which is a mucus plug that comes out of the cervix.
  • Your water breaking.
  • A feeling of pressure in your pelvis.
  • Back pain.

There are many different pain relief options available for labor, including:

  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas).
  • Epidural analgesia.
  • Pethidine (Demerol).
  • Local anesthetics.
  • Hydrotherapy.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Massage.

The best pain relief option for you will depend on your individual preferences and medical history. Talk to your doctor about your options so that you can make an informed decision.

The chances of having a normal delivery vary depending on a number of factors, including your age, health, and the position of your baby. However, most women (about 70%) have a normal delivery without any complications.

There are a number of potential complications that can occur during labor and delivery, such as:

  • Premature birth.
  • Cesarean section.
  • Episiotomy.
  • Breech birth.
  • Placenta previa.
  • Placenta abruption.

However, most complications are rare and can be successfully managed with prompt medical attention.

After your baby is born, they will be taken to a warmer to be dried and examined. They will also receive their first dose of vitamin K and eye drops to prevent infections.

Some other standard procedures for newborns right after birth include:

  • Suctioning of the nose and mouth.
  • Weighing and measuring the baby.
  • Administering cord care.
  • Breastfeeding or bottle feeding the baby.

If there are complications with your baby, they will be taken to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for specialized care. The NICU is a hospital unit that cares for premature or sick newborns.

The day of delivery will be a busy and exciting time. You will likely be admitted to the hospital in the morning and will be monitored by your doctor.

Some of the things that you can expect on the day of delivery include:

  • Having your vital signs checked regularly.
  • Having your cervix checked to see how dilated it is.
  • Having your contractions monitored.
  • Receiving pain relief, if desired.
  • Delivering your baby.

Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby. It provides them with all the nutrients they need and helps to protect them from infection.

If you are planning to breastfeed, talk to your doctor or midwife about how to get started. They can help you to find a lactation consultant who can provide you with support and advice.

After you give birth, you will need to take some time to recover. Your doctor will give you instructions on how to care for yourself during this time.

Some of the things that you will need to do include:

  • Getting plenty of rest.
  • Drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Eating a healthy diet.
  • Taking pain medication, if needed.
  • Caring for your incision, if you had a cesarean section.
  • Breastfeeding your baby, if desired.

It is important to follow your doctor's instructions carefully so that you can recover from childbirth as quickly and easily as possible.

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