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IUD Services in Shorewood Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we understand the importance of facilitating proper family planning to our Shorewood clients. We offer comprehensive services for IUD insertion and removal. Our experienced gynecologists will walk you through each step of the procedure delicately- ensuring comfort, safety, and confidence throughout. For centuries, IUD has stood among the most reliable methods of contraception with a success rate above 99%. Its effect lasts years but can be reversed any time by competent professionals like ours here in WHGC.

Counseling on Different Types of IUDs

There are diverse types of Intrauterine Devices (IUDs), each with unique features tailored for different needs. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we conduct extensive consultations to guide our Shorewood patients in making informed decisions about their reproductive health. We provide detailed information about the available options – hormonal IUDs such as Mirena or Skyla that release progestin to thicken cervical mucus thus inhibiting sperm movement; non-hormonal copper-based IUD like ParaGard is designed to repel sperms making them incapable of reaching an egg.

Follow-up and Monitoring After Insertion

Setting an IUD isn’t conclusive in itself as continuous follow-up and monitoring are necessary post-insertion tasks crucial to ensure optimal wellbeing for our Shorewood clients at Womens Health Group Chicago. This ensures that your device remains properly positioned while detecting any signs of complication before they escalate — providing peace-of-mind knowing you’re always under professional scrutiny.

Managing Side Effects and Complications

Though generally considered safe, like all medical procedures there could be possible side effects associated with using an IUD such as irregular bleeding or spotting between periods which usually resolves after some months. Other rarer complications could include pelvic inflammatory disease or perforation of the uterus. But, rest assured Shorewood clients at Womens Health Group Chicago are in the good hands of expert medical teams with vast experience managing these conditions. We’re fully committed to your health and comfort throughout this journey.

Alternatives to IUDs

Understanding individuals’ varying needs and contexts, we offer alternatives such as patches, injections, diaphragms or contraceptive pills at our Shorewood outfit for those uncomfortable or unable to use IUDs. Whether it’s hormonal birth control methods or fertility awareness models you’re looking into – our team is happy to help discuss what contraception would best fit your lifestyle and direct you on how they can be used most effectively.

Emergency Contraception

We acknowledge life’s uncertainty that may require emergency contraception (or ‘morning after’ pill) sometimes. At Womens Health Group Chicago serving Shorewood clients, we provide quality services around reliable emergency contraceptives like Levonorgestrel (Plan B One-Step) which work post-unprotected sex by delaying ovulation hence hindering fertilization while Ella prevents a released egg from getting implanted in the womb if taken within 5 days after intercourse.

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 unwavering service, the Women's Health Group boasts a rich history of offering 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 Shorewood-based team of physicians and staff provides a wealth of experience and expertise across the entire spectrum of Gynecology and Obstetrics. From routine care to specialized treatments, our skilled professionals are equipped to address a wide range of women's health needs within the Shorewood community.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

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

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, we advocate for a holistic approach that focuses on 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 Shorewood.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Naperville's own Dr. Michael M. Awad, exemplifies our dedication to leadership and community engagement. With a distinguished career marked by research contributions and academic appointments, Dr. Mike embodies our commitment to education and advancing medical knowledge. By choosing us in Shorewood, 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 each Shorewood resident receives 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 Shorewood community.

Women's Health Services in Shorewood


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.