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Women's Health

Northwestern Medicine offers specialized care to meet the needs of every woman throughout her life.


Northwestern Medicine understands that women have unique health care needs. From your first routine gynecologic exam through motherhood and menopausal years, our goal is to provide personalized, comprehensive medical care of the highest quality.

When you choose Northwestern Medicine, you’ll have access to many resources, including:

Watch this video to learn more about Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital and how our team is on the relentless pursuit of better in women’s health, offering comprehensive, personalized care for women throughout life’s journey.

Areas of Care

Center For Complex Gynecology

The center will offer a multidisciplinary approach for women for the diagnosis and treatment of fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. 

Center of Sexual Medicine And Menopause

Our team of experts will evaluate your needs and individualize a program to help address your comprehensive sexual and menopausal needs.

Breast Health

From routine breast screening and advanced imaging to comprehensive resources for treatment and recovery, Northwestern Medicine meets all your breast health needs.

Family Planning and Contraception

Our family planning team delivers the most current medical expertise with compassionate and personalized attention for each patient's individual needs.

Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Our fertility specialists have helped thousands of individuals and couples become parents.


We offer comprehensive genetics services, including evaluation, counseling and health management, as well as preconception planning and pregnancy-related issues.

Gynecologic Oncology

Our team provides diagnosis and treatment of tumors and cancers of the female reproductive system.

Maternal–Fetal Medicine

Our team is made up of highly skilled, internationally recognized maternal–fetal specialists. They are committed to providing outstanding, comprehensive care for patients with high-risk pregnancies.


Nurse-midwives are board-certified and offer services to women of all ages and stages of life.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Our team of experts is dedicated to offering less invasive alternatives to traditional gynecologic procedures in both the operating room and office settings.

Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN)

Our medical and surgical gynecology subspecialty covers the detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all women's healthcare concerns.


Our team provides fertility-sparing options to young adults with a cancer diagnosis, as well as other fertility-threatening diseases or disease treatments.

Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

We provide comprehensive clinical care and minimally invasive surgical treatments for pelvic floor disorders, childbirth injury, complications from gynecologic surgery and congenital genitourinary disorders.

Women's Integrated Pelvic Health Program

Our program provides a unique opportunity to deliver comprehensive health care for women with pelvic floor disorders.

Women's Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Program

Northwestern Medicine offers a transdisciplinary approach to pelvic health that includes Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology, Urology, Colorectal Surgery, and Physical Therapy.




Specialists and Care Centers

Northwestern Medicine OB/GYNs* provide comprehensive care for all women's health needs. From annual checkups and wellness education to pelvic exams and maternity care, your OB/GYN physician serves as your first line of care. Your OB/GYN physician provides the following care, including (but not limited to):

  • Health history assessment
  • Testing and screenings, such as annual pap smears and mammograms
  • Preventive care and lifestyle enhancement
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Diagnosis and treatment of complex women's health conditions
  • Access to comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and consultations

OB/GYN services are available at many locations throughout the Chicagoland area. Find a location near you

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Obstetrics Patients at Prentice Women’s Hospital

Learn about Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital. We'll answer questions about coming to the hospital, admission, labor and delivery, pain management, and what to expect after delivery.

Illinois Women's Health Registry

Together we can improve the health of women across the state of Illinois.

Be one in a million.

The more researchers know about what makes each of us unique, the more tailored our health care can become. Join a research effort with one million people nationwide to create a healthier future for all of us.

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is the primary cause of chronic pelvic pain and a key factor contributing to infertility in women. With endometriosis, tissue inside the uterus begins to grow where it should not.

What is 3D Mammography?

3D Mammography is an advanced screening that allows our team of breast cancer specialists to capture high-resolution images from multiple angles, allowing views of the breast tissue in greater detail.

Our Approach to Perinatal Depression Care

Depression is a common problem during and after pregnancy. It is a serious illness that can impact you and your baby, so it is important to seek professional help.


In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.