Peripartum Evaluation and Assessment of the Pelvic Floor around Delivery
The birth of a child can be a hectic and overwhelming time for new moms, and pelvic floor complications are not always addressed. At Prentice Women’s Hospital, over 12,000 women each year give birth.
With this incredibly high delivery volume, Northwestern Medicine’s urogynecology faculty are uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive specialty care for women’s pelvic floor needs before, during and after pregnancy.
Designed to help pregnant women and new moms receive specialized care sooner than a standard six-week postpartum appointment, Northwestern Medicine’s PEAPOD clinic is a unique program in Chicago and the North and West Suburbs focused on the peripartum care of women who experience pelvic floor symptoms.
Dr. Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, a board-certified specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the Northwestern Medicine Women's Integrated Pelvic Health Program, directs this innovative, transdisciplinary care program for new mothers.
Under Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp’s leadership, the urogynecologists work cooperatively with obstetrician-gynecologists throughout the region to provide comprehensive care plans for these women.
Specialists for Peripartum Pelvic Floor Disorders
The Northwestern Medicine Peripartum Evaluation and Assessment of the Pelvic Floor around Delivery (PEAPOD) Clinic consists of experts from various backgrounds to adequately address, evaluate and manage the needs of all of our pregnant and postpartum patients.
Our team includes:
Meet Our Team
These specialists provide customized, compassionate, full-service care for all childbirth related urinary and pelvic floor disorders in a confidential environment.
To schedule an appointment with our team, call 312.694.PFDS (7337).