In addition, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), a high risk OB specialist society, have also recently recommended that all pregnant patients be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Their recommendations are based on the latest scientific evidence which demonstrates safety for use of the COVID vaccine to be given during pregnancy.

Additionally, the high risk obstetric society, SMFM, recommends that those who are breast feeding should also receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Delay or stopping lactation are not necessary in order to obtain a COVID vaccine series.

Northwest Women's Consultants News

June 14, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending that all people aged 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future obtain a COVID-19 vaccination.

This is because data now shows that pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19.

Temporary changes in menstrual patterns after COVID-19 vaccination have been variously reported in the news and on social media sites, as well as by our patients.

Medical experts have stated that temporary changes in menstrual patterns after such vaccinations are not a safety concern and further research studies are now underway to better understand this situation. 

Researchers at the University of Illinois are now seeking volunteers to participate in a survey to further assess menstrual changes that may be experienced after COVID-19 vaccination. This informative research project will be helpful in providing additional information regarding the occurrence of menstrual related changes after immunization.

The survey is confidential and participation is voluntary, and is available to those who are over 18 years of age and have had menstruation prior to receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccination. For those who may be interested in participating in this worthwhile study, the survey may be seen here.

New Research Study Seeks Volunteers to Identify Changes in Menstruation after COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID vaccination recommended for pregnant and breast feeding patients

August 11,2021

NWWC Announces New Physician

We at Northwest Women's Consultants are pleased to announce our newest Ob Gyn physician, Doctor Kristen Bartucci, who will begin seeing patients in August 2020.

Doctor Bartucci comes to Northwest Women's Consultants with an academic background that includes an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and a medical degree from Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine.

She has completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Missouri-Kansas City and looks forward to bringing her expertise, exceptional training, and compassionate bedside manner to our patients at Northwest Women's Consultants.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bartucci, you may call our office at 947-394-3553.

September 4, 2021

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