Donate to Obstetrics Research, Patient Care and Education
Physicians who specialize in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) receive significant training in caring for a woman’s complete healthcare needs. While these physicians’ primary focus is on gynecological care and support during pregnancy and childbirth, they also provide exceptional, compassionate health care to women of all ages. At Northwestern Medicine, outstanding, board-certified OB/GYN physicians are dedicated to meeting every patient’s individual needs. By making a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of obstetrics care and research at Northwestern Medicine, you will help to ensure that Northwestern Medicine remains a recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of women’s health-related conditions.
Your generosity will help to strengthen care and services in a number of specialty areas, including Prenatal Care, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Labor and Delivery, and Postnatal Care. In addition, your contribution to Northwestern Memorial Foundation will ensure that pregnant women have access to all necessary tests, as well as access to prenatal genetic testing (if needed). Genetic testing may include:
Cell-Free DNA Screening— Takes place any time after 10 weeks gestation and provides risk information on Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome and other chromosomal disorders.
Carrier Screening— Helps couples learn more about the risks of having a child with specific genetic conditions, such as sickle-cell anemia, Tay-Sachs disease or cystic fibrosis. An expanded screening determines the risk for more than 80 genetic conditions.
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)— Involves extracting a biopsy from the placenta through the cervix between weeks 10 and 13; this testing is used to detect Down syndrome and other genetic diseases.
Amniocentesis— Involves extracting a small amount of amniotic fluid to analyze for genetic diseases and certain birth defects, such as spina bifida.
When a pregnant women goes into labor, she can be assured that, at Northwestern Medicine, she will receive the finest care, provided by a highly trained, multidisciplinary team and delivered in nurturing and comfortable environment. Your support enables Northwestern Medicine to continue to provide, and to expand upon, these exceptional services and facilities for expectant mothers.
Obstetrics Research, Patient Care and Education Donation
With your donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of obstetrics care and research at Northwestern Medicine, you will offer great support to patients and care providers alike. Your generosity will fuel progress and discovery, and will contribute to enhanced treatments and services for women of all ages, with a variety of health needs and concerns.