Causes of Infertility: What You Need to Know

One in eight couples in the United States experiences infertility- that’s 12% of people trying to conceive! And yet, it’s still not something that is talked about openly very often. Why is that? Perhaps because it can be such an emotionally charged and difficult topic to deal with. Or, maybe because people are just not […]

What You Need to Know About Freezing Your Eggs

Egg freezing is one potential solution for some women, especially those with a cancer diagnosis (or another diagnosis that threatens fertility) or those who aren’t ready to become mothers before their biological clock starts winding down. Fertility declines as we age, often taking a nosedive after 35. Yet, year after year, the average age of […]

Pregnancy After 35: What You Need to Know

While younger women are more likely to get pregnant faster and without fertility support, it’s also true that a healthy pregnancy after 35 is entirely possible. Plenty of women 35 years and older are giving birth to healthy babies every day. There’s nothing magical that happens before and after a woman’s 35th birthday but it’s […]

What Should I Expect When my Waters Break?

Wondering what it will be like when your waters break is common. At WomanCare in Illinois, we’re here to provide exceptional healthcare throughout your pregnancy journey. One of the ways we do that is through education. Here are some questions about waters breaking we hear and their answers: Q: What are the waters? A: Your […]

7 Tips for Better Sleep While Pregnant

Sleepless nights are the reality for most new parents but, pregnant women know sleep troubles start long before the baby makes their arrival. Hormones, changing body, and stress levels compromise sleep during pregnancy. Lack of sleep can affect energy and mood and even make it more likely to experience pregnancy complications. Longer, more painful labors, […]

Endometriosis: What You Can Do

Endometriosis affects each woman differently so there’s no guaranteed treatment plan that works for everyone. When you’re trying to find a way to ease endometriosis pain, it can take a lot of trial and error. Some home remedies, treatment plans, medications, and lifestyle changes can help give you relief and make endometriosis pain more manageable. […]

Things to Avoid During Pregnancy

Pregnancy doesn’t mean you have to give up all your usual routines. Your daily activities and diet may stay largely the same. Of course you want to continue following all the general rules for good health: nutrition, sleep and exercise. But there are some things you should avoid during pregnancy for your health and for […]

5 Important Reasons to Visit the OBGYN Every Year

Women’s health care is incredibly important, and that’s why there are some of the best OBGYNs out there to help women with their specific health care needs. While there is no one reason to see a gynecologist, there are certain circumstances that certainly warrant a visit. Breast health screening services Breast exams are most commonly […]

3 Signs You Should Take a Pregnancy Test

Approximately 44% of women with infertility have sought medical assistance. Of those who seek medical intervention, approximately 65% give birth. But regardless of whether or not you’ve received medical treatment from a womens health care professional, knowing when it’s time to take a pregnancy test is of the utmost importance. Here are just a few […]