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Prenatal Care in East Chicago

Prenatal Care Services in East Chicago Illinois

First Trimester Screenings and Tests

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we understand that your First Trimester is a critical time in your pregnancy. That’s why our compassionate team provides comprehensive screenings and tests to ensure the health of both you and your baby. We conduct routine examinations including but not limited to ultrasounds, blood tests and genetic testing to identify potential concerns early on. By offering efficient, timely, and accurate results, we empower women with information about their pregnancies so they can make informed decisions.

Regular Check-ups and Monitoring

Maintaining regular check-ups throughout your pregnancy journey ensures that any issues are identified quickly for swift treatment. The dedicated professionals at Womens Health Group Chicago provide attentive care through every stage of gestation – from confirming the pregnancy through monitoring fetal development until delivery. Our state-of-the-art monitoring techniques help us detect anomalies ensuring optimal maternal-fetal well-being.

Nutritional Counseling and Supplements

Optimal nutrition during all stages of pregnancy carries direct benefits for both the mother’s health as well as her child’s long-term growth developments. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we offer knowledgeable nutritional counseling guiding expectant mothers towards foods rich in essential prenatal vitamins like folic acid & iron besides dietary supplements to meet additional body requirements during this period.

Birthing Classes And Preparation

To prepare mothers-to-be for childbirth effectively, Womens Health Group offers comprehensive birth classes covering topics such as labor coping strategies or breastfeeding instruction among others lending confidence to expecting parents. Tailored per individual need basis these sessions lend hands-on experience from breathing exercises to proactive pain management techniques leading up into successful birthing experiences

High-risk Pregnancy Management

While every pregnancy is unique some entail more risk factors than others- be it due diagnosis related issues or age-related complexities amongst other variables. Understanding such nuances, our team champions in managing high-risk pregnancies effectively leveraging years of experience combined with top-tier medical care technology.

Postnatal Care

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we believe that excellent prenatal healthcare should extend into the postnatal period as well. After bringing your baby into this world, it’s just as important to take extra care of yourself and the newborn which is why we offer comprehensive Postpartum services including breastfeeding assistance or mental health support addressing every aspect that new mothers have to navigate through lending thoughtful compassionate healthcare throughout.

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 committed service, the Women's Health Group boasts a rich history of delivering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the greater area. This long-standing presence reflects our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

Our team of physicians and staff offers a wealth of experience and expertise across the entire spectrum of Gynecology and Obstetrics. From routine care to specialized treatments, our skilled professionals are well-prepared to address a wide range of women's health needs within the East Chicago community.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

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

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, our East Chicago clinic adopts a holistic approach that focuses on 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 East Chicago.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Our lead physician, exemplifies our dedication to leadership and community engagement. With a distinguished career characterized by research contributions and academic appointments, Dr. Mike embodies our commitment to education and advancing medical knowledge. By choosing us in East Chicago, 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 East Chicago.

Women's Health Services in East Chicago


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.