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Prenatal & Postpartum Care

Prenatal Care at NorthShore

In additional to our board certified Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Midwives, and Pediatricians, NorthShore has a team of experienced Labor and Delivery Nurses and Family Support Specialists on staff to provide education and support throughout the mother’s pregnancy and during baby’s early years to help build a strong family foundation from the start.

Ultimately, we want you to have a positive pregnancy outcome! The goal of this additional support is to provide pregnant women with the educational foundation they need during their pregnancy by promoting early intervention and in turn reducing preterm deliveries, low birth weight infants and infant deaths. After birth, the goal is to provide parents/guardians with assistance in learning how to best care for their own family through education on health/wellness, breastfeeding, child development, nutrition, safety, parenting and access to services that address the families’ unmet social services and medical needs.

Prenatal Care at NorthShore

Prenatal Care

Throughout your pregnancy a Prenatal Nurse will meet with you to provide education on each trimester and will be available to you to answer any questions you may have.

Topics covered during the 1st Trimester

  • Fetal Development
  • Importance of Water Intake
  • Nutrition
  • Reasons to Call Your Provider

Topics covered during 2nd Trimester

  • Fetal Development
  • Preterm Labor

Topics covered during 3rd Trimester

  • Fetal Development
  • Kick Counts
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Newborn Care
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Safe Sleep/SIDS Prevention

Topics covered Postpartum

  • Baby’s First Pediatric Exam
  • Baby Proofing
  • Breastfeeding/Breast Milk Storage
  • Formula Safe Use
  • Postpartum Exam


Resources provided as needed: Baby items, food assistance, housing assistance, Healthy Families, Healthy Start, maternity items, nutritional programs, pregnancy dental care, transportation, WIC (Women, Infant, Child), 3D/4D ultrasound, hospital education classes, lactation program, pregnancy back brace, car seat program and safe sleep program


  • Pregnancy test verification
  • Breast pump assistance
  • Car seat education, inspection, and installation
  • Non-stress test for high risk pregnant patients
  • Pack-n-play assistance
  • Perinatal loss program

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After delivery and postpartum care, families who have chosen a NorthShore pediatrician can continue education and support services with a Family Support Specialist up through the youngest child’s 2nd birthday.