Wendy D. Allen, MSN, APN, CNM

OB/GYN, Midwifery | More

Certified Nurse Midwife

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Wendy D. Allen, MSN, APN, CNM, provides woman-centered care for adults, teens and adolescents. She has interests in well-woman care and prenatal care. As a midwife -- a title that translates to "with woman" in Old English -- Wendy prioritizes listening intently to what each woman says. She also helps each woman understand her health condition and accomplish the health goals she establishes for herself.

Wendy dedicates time during prenatal visits to thoroughly explore questions and concerns, understanding that each pregnancy and individual is unique. She encourages each woman to ask any questions she has, whether it's her first pregnancy or she has been pregnant before.

During labor and birth, Wendy's goal is to assist each woman in achieving the experience she desires. For many women, this means offering hands-on comfort. For some, it means using all available technology. At times, it's a combination of both. Wendy encourages women to develop a birth plan to help clarify personal expectations and minimize the chance of misunderstandings. She spends time with each woman, reviewing and refining her plan, as well as discussing realistic expectations and when to potentially reconsider options.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine

Other Grad Education

  • MSN, University of Illinois at Chicago

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Nurse Midwives
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2002

Board Certifications

  • Midwife

Languages Spoken

  • English

Benefits of Modern Midwives

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