Routine & High-Risk Pregnancy

Having a Baby !!

Whether your pregnancy is routine or high-risk; receiving exceptional care before, during, and after your pregnancy is important for you & your baby. It can help your baby grow & develop, keeping you both healthy– giving your little one a head start on a strong life.

One of the most wonderful times in a woman’s life is the day she finds out she is pregnant, and that of course is quickly trumped by the day that she gives birth to that special little baby. At Advanced Women’s Health of Chicago, Dr. Kafali Nazarof will help guide you every step of the way; from before conception, to the moment this new life begins to grow, to the excitement of your first ultrasound, and of course through the up’s & down’s as they relate to every pregnancy, all the way to the moment you hear your little one for the first time. Advanced Women’s Health of Chicago is dedicated to individualized, prenatal care for each woman that does not begin and end with your appointments. We are focused on you having the healthiest pregnancy possible, by helping you to recognize the important regular exercise and nutrition are to the baby growing inside you. We’ll take the time to give you the education you need, and to make sure you understand the results of every test we take to ensure you and your baby are having a wonderful and healthy nine months together. As with all else, we encourage every patient to ask any question no matter how small or large she may think it is.

Obstetrics Services

  • Fertility Testing & Referral

    Couples who are unable to get pregnant after a year of unprotected sex may have underlying fertility issues. Fortunately, most cases of infertility are treatable. Sue Kafali-Nazarof, MD has been helping women (and couples) with fertility issues for more than 17 years. Through comprehensive fertility testing, she diagnoses and treats issues impacting your fertility to help you achieve your dream of motherhood. Call or book online to schedule a fertility screening with us.

  • Preconception Counseling

    Caring for your health before you become pregnant (preconception care) will help you learn about any risk factors and treat any medical problems that you may have before you become pregnant. Planning for your pregnancy before you conceive will help you make healthy choices for you and your baby. You and your partner should also undergo genetic counseling and testing before pregnancy. Specific tests may be recommended to find out if a couple is at risk for having a child with certain genetic diseases such as Tay-Sachs and sickle trait/sickle cell.

  • Mona Lisa Touch Vaginal Revitalization

    This “laser vaginal rejuvenation” is done without cutting, scarring, downtime, anesthesia or pain… It is perfect for woman who have any of these symptoms due to menopause, post childbirth, post cancer treatments, or after an eating disorder like anorexia.

FAQ's

  • What is C-Section recovery time?
    Well, this is definitely something that depends on the person. Some women are feeling great after a few weeks. Others take two or three months to really get back to feeling 'normal'. Are you a fast healer? There are definitely things you can do to help speed up your healing. Get moving as soon as your doctors and nurses at the hospital say it is okay. By 'moving', I mean walking very slowly down the hallway at the hospital to peek in the window at the babies in the nursery - then back again to your room. I know it doesn't sound like much - but just this little bit of moving helps get your body healing faster. The other thing to do to help yourself heal (and I know this will sound like the opposite of what I just said) is to take it easy. This mostly applies to after you leave the hospital and are confronted with your messy living room, kitchen, newborn baby and possibly other kids who all have missed you and want your attention. Overexerting yourself in the first few weeks can really set you back - so get everyone in your household on board with treating you like a queen for a while. If you're feeling overwhelmed, do not hesitate to talk about it. Come see your doctor, talk to your family, or consider some help at home.
  • What is a C-Section?A c-section (also known as a cesarean section or cesaerean section) is the procedure of delivering a baby via an abdominal incision.
    A c-section (also known as a cesarean section or cesarean section) is the procedure of delivering a baby via an abdominal incision.
  • What can I do to promote a healthy pregnancy?
    Whether you know ahead of time that you'll have a high-risk pregnancy or you simply want to do whatever you can to prevent a high-risk pregnancy, stick to the basics. For example: (1) Schedule a preconception appointment with your OBGYN so she can help you to get your body prepped as best a possible by taking prenatal vitamins with folic acid, and getting to a healthy weight if you're not already at one. (2) Visit our office regularly as part of your prenatal care routine. This will be important to tracking your health and the health of your growing baby (3) Eat healthy diet (4) Avoid risky substances like alcohol, drugs, and smoking (5) Gain weight in a reasonable way as gaining too little or too much may not be as supportive to your baby's health
  • Why is prenatal care so important?
    Prenatal care is the healthcare and counseling you receive during pregnancy to protect you and your unborn baby. Pregnancy changes the foods you eat, the activities you participate in, and even the medication you take, and it starts from the very beginning. Dr Kafali will organize all aspects of your prenatal care, including: (1) Blood &urine tests (2) Blood pressure testing (3) Assisting with birth plan (4) Diabetes testing (5) Vitamins & supplements (6) Healthy eating choices (7) Safe forms of exercise (8) Symptom management (9) Test and monitor your babies development
  • What are the early signs of pregnancy?
    Do unusual cravings and strange dreams mean you’re pregnant? That might be more of an old wives’ tale than real science. Before Dr. Park confirms pregnancy with a blood test, you may see some of the real physical clues that you’re pregnant: (1) Fatigue (2) Increased urination (3) Missed period (4) Nausea (5) Sore or swollen breasts Because good prenatal care is important to the health of you and your baby, it is important to schedule a checkup as soon as you think you may be pregnant