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Prenatal Care in Des Plaines

Prenatal Care Services in Des Plaines Illinois

First Trimester Screenings and Tests

At the Womens Health Group Chicago, we understand that your first trimester can be an overwhelming period filled with anticipation and anxiety. Our dedicated team of specialists offer comprehensive First Trimester Screenings and Tests essential to assess both mother’s and baby’s health. These crucial tests involve checking for any genetic disorders or abnormalities in your unborn child, allowing us to determine risks early on. Count on us for personalized care as we walk you through each step providing accurate information that will assist in making informed decisions about your pregnancy.

Regular Check-ups and Monitoring

Optimal prenatal care requires Regular Check-ups and Monitoring which are integral services provided by our committed team at Womens Health Group Chicago. We monitor the progress of your pregnancy closely by conducting regular ultrasound scans to check fetal development, maternal blood pressure measurements among other vital signs. We take pride in ensuring expectant mothers from Des Plaines receive the utmost care throughout their journey which also helps foster a healthy bond between you and your growing baby.

Nutritional Counseling and Supplements

Nutrition is fundamental for pregnant women as it directly influences fetal growth resulting in a strong foundation for good health post-delivery too! At Womens Health Group Chicago’s Prenatal Care program, we emphasize Nutritional Counseling, helping pregnant women decipher how dietary choices affect overall wellness during this crucial period. Furthermore, our healthcare professionals provide sound advice about necessary supplements like folic acid or iron appropriate for varied stages of pregnancy making sure both mom & baby attain full nutritional quota!

Birthing Classes and Preparation

Preparing for birth goes beyond just physical readiness; it’s equally mental! This is why Birthing Classes come as integral components of our Prenatal Care program at Womens Health Group Chicago where expectant mothers learn techniques to manage labor pain effectively! Additionally, partners get insightful tips on being supportive ‘birthing coaches’. Through these classes, our experts aim to eliminate myths and worries associated with labor paving way for a less stressful birthing experience.

High-risk Pregnancy Management

With every pregnancy comes inherent risks; when these increase, high-level care becomes paramount. At Womens Health Group Chicago we offer unparalleled High-risk Pregnancy Management services aiming at utmost safeguard of mother and baby’s health during such challenging times. Our medical team, adept in monitoring pregnancies complicated by factors like maternal age or pre-existing medical conditions ensure expectant moms get the extra attention they deserve.

Postnatal Care

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we believe effective prenatal care extends into robust Postnatal Care ensuring mothers recover fully from the rigors of childbirth while newborns transition smoothly into their new environment. We provide comprehensive post-delivery support including breastfeeding guidance, depression screening alongside regular checkups assessing recovery progress. Trust us to not just deliver your precious bundle but also guide you through those initial beautiful yet challenging stages of parenthood!

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, Des Plaines's Women's Health Group is renowned for a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in and around area. This long-standing presence reflects our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The experienced team of physicians and staff offers a wealth of experience and expertise in the full range 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 in Des Plaines.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We remain at the forefront of medical advancements, offering state-of-the-art and safest medical techniques and treatments in Des Plaines. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures Des Plaines residents get the best care available.

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, our Des Plaines clinic adopts a holistic approach that takes into account not just your physical health, but your overall wellness and beauty as well. Our practice goes beyond symptom management, seeking to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Des Plaines.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Naperville's own Dr. Michael M. Awad, 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 Des Plaines, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At the heart of Des Plaines's Women's Health Group, you're not just a patient; you're an individual with unique needs and concerns. Our personalized approach ensures that all our patients 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 for the Des Plaines community.

Women's Health Services in Des Plaines


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.