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IUD in River Forest

IUD Services in River Forest Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At the Women’s Health Group Chicago, we understand the importance of making informed decisions about your reproductive health, which includes options such as Intrauterine Devices (IUDs). Our experienced women’s health professionals provide a caring and comfortable environment for both IUD insertion and removal procedures. Ensuring optimal comfort, our experts guide you through each step of these simple but crucial processes. We listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and respect your choices.

Counseling On Different Types Of IUDs

Since one size or type does not fit all when it comes to IUDs, we offer expert counseling on different types of IUDs available in River Forest area at Womens Health Group Chicago. Several factors can influence what type is best for you; whether it be non-hormonal copper devices or hormonal alternatives like Mirena or Skyla. Any woman opting for an IED should have full knowledge, thus our specialists take time to discuss benefits & risks associated with each option during consultation sessions.

Follow-up and Monitoring After Insertion

Securing patient safety is paramount at Womens Health Group Chicago so we place great emphasis on follow-ups after every procedure. Post-IUD insertion monitoring allows us to ensure that everything is going well and provides an opportunity to address any concerns promptly. Be assured that there’s always someone ready to assist once you leave the clinic post-insertion.

Managing Side Effects and Complications

While most side effects after an IUD are minimal, some patients may experience slight discomfort or irregularities in her period following insertion that require medical attention. Our clinic specializes in managing potential side effects & complications from using long term female contraceptives including spotting changes/longer periods/back discomfort etc., offering relief strategies customized individually for every patient’s unique needs.

Alternatives To IUDs

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we fully understand that every woman’s body and preferences are unique. Therefore, beyond our comprehensive IUD services for the River Forest community, we also offer consultations regarding alternatives to IUDs. Our expert team can guide you through other contraceptive measures such as birth control pills, injections or patches; ensuring a well rounded approach to your reproductive health.

Emergency Contraception

In situations where regular contraception may have failed or wasn’t used at all in the first place women often need prompt access to emergency contraceptives. The professionals at Women’s Health Group Chicago assure rapid assistance providing appropriate advice along with dispensing required medication timely within 72 hours of unprotected sex towards preventing unwanted pregnancies effectively & safely managed for patients across River Forest region

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

With over 30 years of unwavering service, the Women's Health Group boasts a rich history of providing comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the River Forest and surrounding area. This long-standing presence demonstrates our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The River Forest-based 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 well-prepared to address a wide range of women's health needs within the River Forest community.

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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 River Forest. 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, our River Forest 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, aiming to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in River Forest.

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 River Forest, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At River Forest'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 in our River Forest clinic.

Women's Health Services in River Forest


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.