The Association for Women's Health Care -  - OB/GYN

The Association for Women's Health Care

OB/GYNs located in Chicago, IL & Northbrook, IL

Birth Control Specialist

Choosing a method of birth control sounds simple -- and it can be an easy process -- but it’s also important to consider when you’ll want to have children, whether you’re more comfortable with one type of contraceptive, and other life factors. The doctors at The Association for Women’s Health Care provide the information, guidance, and medical care you need to make the best birth control decision. Contact us to schedule an appointment to get birth control at one of our convenient locations in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois.

Birth Control Q & A

What are comprehensive family planning services?

Birth control is certainly the key element of family planning, as it lets you plan the number of children you’ll have and when you’ll get pregnant. But there’s more to family planning than just birth control.

Comprehensive family planning includes considering other factors that influence your chance of conceiving and delivering a healthy baby. Many women put off having babies until they’re older, so it’s important to know that after the age of 35, your chance of getting pregnant begins to seriously decline. So if you want a family and you’re approaching 35, it’s time to make a plan.

At The Association for Women’s Health Care we offer preconception counseling, which is another vital element of family planning. When you schedule a preconception counseling check-up, we’ll look for any health and lifestyle concerns that might negatively affect a future pregnancy and the health of your baby. This gives you time to get problems under control before getting pregnant.

What should you consider when choosing birth control?

When deciding which type of birth control to use, you’ll need to consider issues such as the effectiveness, which is different for each type of birth control:

  • Intrauterine devices – nearly 100%
  • Sterilization – nearly 100%
  • Hormones (pills, injection, pellets, ring, or patch) – 91-94%
  • Diaphragm – 88%
  • Male condoms – 82%
  • Female condoms – 79%
  • Sponge – 76-88%

Your doctor can help with some decisions based on your medical history and pelvic exam. You can also count on getting a full explanation of any side effects that may be relevant to your health.

However, other factors are more personal. You’ll want to think about when you’ll want children because some methods can be reversed more quickly than others when you’re ready to conceive. It’s also a good idea to consider issues like whether you’ll remember to insert a barrier method every time you have sex or whether you’d prefer not to use hormones.

What type of birth control is available at The Association for Women’s Health Care?

After you have a pelvic exam and talk with the doctor, you’ll have access to all types of birth control:

  • Intrauterine device
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Hormone patch
  • Hormone shots
  • Birth control implant
  • Diaphragm
  • Vaginal ring

If you’re finished having children, we can also perform various methods of permanent birth control. No matter your stage of life, your doctor at The Association for Women’s Health Care has the expertise to help guide your birth control decision.

Fees and Insurance

Not all of the Association of Women’s Health Care (AWHC) physicians participate in all of the plans listed below. Patients are advised to contact their insurance company before an appointment to verify individual physician participation. We suggest that if your insurance does not appear on this list that you call your insurance provider and ask if our practice, or specifically the physician you are going to see, is in-network. *Please note that our insurance plans may change or we may not be accepting certain types of insurance at times, so please contact us at Chicago (312) 726-3917 or Northbrook (847) 498-0690 to check if we take your insurance plan.

Aetna HMO
Beech Street PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Only
Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO

Words from our patients

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    "The doctors were very respectful and knowledgeable of our natural ways. We feel very confident about all of the expertise at the practice."

    Heath M.
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    "Love, love, love Dr. David Baum. He delivered all 3 of my girls. Great bedside manner, which is really hard to come by."

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    "This is a wonderful office, everyone is wonderful. Loved going there throughout my pregnancy."

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    "What I have experienced with Association for Women's Health Care has been the utmost professionalism, kindness, and high quality care."

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    "I have been Dr. Kleinberg's patient since the beginning of this pregnancy and cannot say enough how much I appreciate his attention to detail."

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    "I saw Dr. McGee throughout my pregnancy with my first baby, and she is truly fabulous. She's extremely knowledgeable, caring and supportive."

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    "Here, you see YOUR doctor every time unless he or she is on vacation. Your doctor also follows up with you if you've called after hours with an issue."

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    "The staff are all kind and friendly and will go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and have all your health concerns addressed. Highly recommended."

    Angela L.
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    "Let me start by saying Dr. Kleinberg is amazing! He is really knowledgeable, warm and a good communicator."

    Ana I.
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    "I really can't say enough positive things about him. He has always went out of his way to provide good care, and I believe he truly loves being an OBGYN."

    Amelia H.
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    "It was my first time coming here, and I fell in love with this office! Everyone who works here was extremely accommodating. I recommend this office for every woman!"

    Clover D.
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    "Dr. Sibul delivered my son in 2005 and provided excellent care throughout the pregnancy and after."

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    "She has an amazing bedside manner always taking the time to explain things and also has the patience to deal with answering the many questions I have."

    Kelly D.
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    "Dr. Kleinberg was my OBGYN throughout my second pregnancy, and I cannot speak highly enough of him."

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    "Every doctor in this practice is caring and concerned about your health. The office staff is fantastic."

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    "I loved Dr. Weiss's bedside manner. He listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. I never felt rushed."

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  • Vitals

    "It's been 16 years since I began going to Dr. Baum, and I believe he's the best doctor I've ever known."

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  • Vitals

    "Doctor David Baum was my OB, when I delivered my daughter. He was highly professional! His sense of humor helped me survive the painful contractions!"

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  • Vitals

    "Dr. Baum delivered my daughter, and I have to say, when he was in charge, my husband and I both knew everything would be fine!"

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  • Google+

    "I had Dr. Kleinberg when I was pregnant with my first daughter. He has a very positive, gentle manner of handling his patients."

    Sarah E.
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    "Above all, Dr. K is an outstandingly competent physician, but what sets him apart from other doctors I've been to is how well he listens."

    Julie G.
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