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Prenatal Care in Chicago Ridge

Prenatal Care Services in Chicago Ridge Illinois

First Trimester Screenings and Tests

At the Womens Health Group Chicago, we value the significance of initial pregnancy stages. Therefore, our highly qualified team offers comprehensive first trimester screenings and tests to ensure an easy start to your journey through motherhood. Through these early evaluations, we look for any potential risks or issues that could affect you and your baby’s health. These include prenatal genetic screenings as well as structural tests to ascertain fetal normality. Our clinic is dedicated to giving each expectant mother in Chicago Ridge a safe environment where they can fully understand their preliminary steps in pregnancy.

Regular Check-ups and Monitoring

Monitoring pregnant women regularly allows us to detect any problems promptly so proactive measures can be undertaken when needed. At Womens Health Group Chicago, regular check-ups provide opportunities for keeping an accurate track of the baby’s development while ensuring the mom-to-be remains healthy throughout the process. Besides routine checks such as blood pressure screening and weight tracking, we utilize advanced diagnostic tools like ultrasounds to assess fetal growth accurately.

Nutritional Counseling and Supplements

We at Womens Health Group Chicago believe every woman deserves extensive support during her pregnancy journey – this includes critical factors such as nutrition counseling aimed at supporting both maternal and child wellness in response to developing needs across different pregnancy stages. We create individualized nutritional plans including necessary supplements essential for maintaining good health throughout maternity — tailored specifically for mothers-to-be in Chicago Ridge.

Birthing Classes and Preparation

The transition from carrying your little one inside you to holding them outside brings along many fears, doubts, strains both physical & emotional which are entirely natural but manageable with proper guidance! For this reason Womens Health Group Chicago proudly presents comprehensible birthing classes designed systematically providing handy techniques involving breathing exercises & labor positions easing out delivery process- crucial not only physically but also psychologically building confidence among expectant moms in Chicago Ridge.

High-Risk Pregnancy Management

Essential to our prenatal care approach at Womens Health Group Chicago is managing high-risk pregnancies. If you’ve been diagnosed with a condition that could affect the health of you or your baby – such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or carrying multiples – our medical experts are skilled and ready to manage these situations effectively without compromising anyone’s safety. Our providers regularly assess each patient’s health status through sophisticated screenings coupled with careful monitoring, all tailored for women in Chicago Ridge facing complex pregnancy situations but yet aspiring pure miracles!

Postnatal Care

The journey doesn’t end with childbirth; postnatal care forms an integral part of comprehensive services provided by us at the Womens Health Group Chicago! We ensure mothers from Chicago Ridge experience smooth recovery after delivery including assistance on breastfeeding & baby-care techniques, dietary changes required aligning it perfectly well with physical rehabilitation needed hence making available holistic support instrumental for nurturing healthy families encompassing not only physically but also mentally happy moms & infants connecting deep roots within communities around!

Your Doctors

Michael Awad, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Alexis Schnakenburg, PA-C

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Accepted Insurance Providers

Listed are the major insurance providers we accept. For more information regarding specific plans, please call our office.

Why Choose Us?

Decades of Experience

Boasting more than 30 years of dedicated service, Chicago Ridge's Women's Health Group boasts a rich history of providing comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the Chicago Ridge and surrounding area. This long-standing presence reflects our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The Chicago Ridge-based team of physicians and staff brings a wealth of experience and expertise in all areas of Gynecology and Obstetrics. From routine care to specialized treatments, our skilled professionals are highly qualified to address a wide range of women's health needs within the Chicago Ridge community.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We consistently stay at the forefront of medical advancements, offering the latest and safest medical techniques and treatments in Chicago Ridge. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures you receive the best care available.

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, we advocate for a holistic approach that takes into account not just your physical health, but your overall wellness and beauty as well. Our practice extends past symptom management, striving to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Chicago Ridge.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Dr. Michael M. Awad, our leading expert, exemplifies our dedication to leadership and community engagement. With a distinguished career featuring research contributions and academic appointments, Dr. Mike embodies our commitment to education and advancing medical knowledge. By choosing us in Chicago Ridge, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At the Women's Health Group, you're not just a patient; you're an individual with unique needs and concerns. Our personalized approach ensures that you receive tailored care that addresses your specific circumstances. Coupled with our compassionate staff, you'll find a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters trust and comfort in our Chicago Ridge clinic.

Women's Health Services in Chicago Ridge


Experienced OBGYN services covering a range of women's health needs, from routine exams to complex gynecological issues, with a focus on compassionate care.

Birth Control

Comprehensive birth control counseling and a variety of options, including pills, implants, and IUDs, tailored to individual health needs and lifestyle

Pap Smear

Regular Pap smear screenings to detect cervical changes early, using the latest technology for accuracy and comfort in women's preventive health care.


Advanced diagnostic techniques and personalized treatment plans for endometriosis, including medication management and minimally invasive surgical options

Prenatal Care

Comprehensive prenatal care for expectant mothers, offering nutritional guidance, health monitoring, and support throughout pregnancy for a healthy birth.


Expert surgical care for hysterectomy procedures, focusing on minimally invasive techniques for faster recovery and optimal women's health outcomes.


Innovative infertility treatments and supportive care, including IVF, IUI, and fertility preservation, to help couples achieve their dream of parenthood.

STD Testing

Confidential and comprehensive STD testing and counseling, utilizing the latest testing methods to ensure accurate and timely sexual health management.

Hormone Replacement

Personalized hormone replacement therapy to address menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalances, and improve overall quality of life for women.


Expert insertion and management of IUDs, offering a long-term, reversible birth control option that is highly effective and convenient for women.

Physical Therapy

Comprehensive birth control counseling and a variety of options, including pills, implants, and IUDs, tailored to individual health needs and lifestyle.

Women's Health Clinic

A dedicated women's health clinic providing a full spectrum of services including screenings, treatments, and wellness education in a supportive environment.

Patient Reviews:

Liv Story
Liv Story
My appointment was at the location off Harlem— The easiest, and most positive experience I’ve ever had at an annual exam! The entire team was friendly and welcoming. I was taken care of in one visit and on with my day in no time! I am excited to have established practice with Women’s Health Group
Amanda Suffern
Amanda Suffern
Dr.Mike is amazing. He listens, has solutions and follows through. I travel over an hour to see him and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Lisa Rourke
Lisa Rourke
I've been coming to Dr. Awad and Dr. Mike for over 30 years. Never had a bad experience and actually look forward to chatting with them both. I was a little sad and nervous when I was told Dr. Mike was unavailable today (delivering babies!) so I saw Dr. Lexi. I should have known Dr. Mike would only hire the best to work with him. Dr. Lexi was kind and knowledgeable. She asked all the right questions and was very gentle. Great staff as well.
Katherine Briggith Castillo Estupiñan
Katherine Briggith Castillo Estupiñan
I am very grateful for Dr. Michael's work with ethics and love, it has been a blessing in the birth of my baby, a wonderful labor process! Thank you!
Brenda Burton
Brenda Burton
Excellent care. Pt.centered care where you are treated like family.
Tessa Lopez
Tessa Lopez
Dr Awad and Dr Lexy are the best in town! I just simply feel comfortable and well taken care of. All the team is amazing and very welcoming.