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Prenatal Care Services in Essex Illinois

First Trimester Screenings and Tests

At Women’s Health Group Chicago, we understand the first trimester is a crucial time for your baby’s development. Thus, our qualified and experienced health professionals offer comprehensive First Trimester Screenings and Tests as part of our prenatal care services in Essex. We use modern technologies to monitor both yours and your baby’s health at this early stage, checking for any risk factors or potential problems to ensure you experience a safe pregnancy journey.

Regular Check-ups and Monitoring

Your peace of mind during pregnancy is our utmost priority. Regular check-ups are vital to sustain the healthy progression of your pregnancy while ensuring an optimal environment for fetal growth. With advanced monitoring tools embedded within cordial medical attention, we deliver quality care tailored to individual needs of expecting mothers in Essex. Our team will coach you on what changes to expect throughout every phase of your pregnancy—keeping you informed, confident, confident.

Nutritional Counseling and Supplements

Good nutrition plays a pivotal role in maintaining the well-being of both mother and child during gestation period. At Women’s Health Group Chicago, we provide invaluable Nutritional Counseling aimed at helping expectant moms maintain balanced diets rich enough to nourish their growing babies adequately; whilst ensuring mom herself isn’t deficient! Along with that dietary guidance come prescribed supplementary recommendations – thereby addressing common issues like iron deficiency or loss appetite associated commonly with pregnancies.

Birthing Classes & Preparation

Childbirth is indeed one extraordinary journey – exciting yet often fraught with apprehensions if it happens be one’s maiden voyage into motherhood! To cushion anxiety pertaining childbirth fears thus faced by many would-be-moms here across London area; maternity experts WHCG conduct extensive Birthing Classes where experienced narrators impart strategic knowledge onto these soon-to-be-parents via simulated real life scenarios playing out various facets eventually leading up to actual baby delivery.

High-risk Pregnancy Management

Maternal or fetal health complications might sometimes thrust expectant mothers into what medical experts label as ‘high risk pregnancies’. Our seasoned OBGYN team stands prepared to help Essex community combat any challenge thrown their way, by managing these circumstances skillfully using high-standard prenatal care methodologies. Our committed staff goes above & beyond just treating physical aspects; they strive understand emotional trauma associated similar conditions so that visitors feel comforted, reassured guiding them all along towards achieving safe deliveries.

Postnatal Care

Welcoming a newborn can be overwhelming with unexpected challenges presenting at every corner as you adapt to your role as a new mom. The postnatal care services we provide at Women’s Health Group Chicago go beyond traditional clinical assistance. We assist new moms navigate this monumental life transition smoothly through empathetic counseling and well-rounded support. Trust us in ensuring mother’s body recuperates properly after birth while also helping handle the precious newly born child adeptly alongside their requisite needs thereby nurturing strong familial bonds right off the bat!

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

Celebrating over 30 years of committed service, the Women's Health Group boasts a rich history of delivering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in and around area. Our 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 brings 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 within the Essex community.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We stay at the forefront of medical advancements, offering state-of-the-art and safest medical techniques and treatments in Essex. 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, 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 reaches beyond symptom management, aiming to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Essex.

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 Essex, 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 for the Essex community.

Women's Health Services in Essex


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.