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The Association for Women's Health Care

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

Infertility Specialist

Infertility is a fairly common problem in the United States, with up to one in eight couples struggling to conceive a child. There are various causes of infertility, but the health care providers at The Association for Women’s Healthcare in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois are equipped with the latest research and medical technology to get to the source of your problem and help you with getting started on creating the family of your dreams.

Infertility Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility in women is the inability to conceive a child after a year or more of unprotected sex. For women over the age of 35, that period shrinks to six months. Infertility issues are not uncommon, and there are many ways to address the issue: In fact, of the 40% of women who seek medical help, approximately 65% go on to give birth.

What causes infertility?

Women may experience infertility problems for several reasons, but the chief causes include:

  • Ovulation issues: Infertility is often caused when your ovaries are unable to release eggs (often caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)).
  • Uterine issues: Polyps or fibroids in the uterus can cause blockage, or your uterus may be misshapen.
  • Cervical issues: Abnormalities or blockages of your cervix
  • Endometriosis: A condition where the lining of your uterus grows on the outside.
  • Blocked fallopian tubes: Your fallopian tubes may be blocked by inflammation.
  • Early menopause: Some women reach full menopause before the age of 40.
  • Cancer and its related treatments: Chemotherapy and radiation treatments used to fight cancer of the reproductive organs.

In addition to medical issues, there are a number of factors that may put you at risk for infertility issues, such as:

  • Age: the older you get, the more your egg production slows down
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Weight issues: both underweight and overweight

The Association for Women’s Healthcare’s expert panel of OB/GYNs are highly trained in the field of infertility and will work diligently to get to the source of your problem.

How is infertility treated?

Because the causes of infertility vary, so, too, do the treatments. Therefore, the most common treatments for infertility are:

  • Hormone regulation and fertility drugs that stimulate egg production
  • Corrective surgeries
  • Intrauterine insemination
  • Lifestyle changes

If your practitioner can't diagnose the causes of your infertility after extensive examination and testing, it becomes a waiting game. Many women in this position eventually become pregnant in time, so patience is key.

Again, treatments for infertility will depend on your medical situation, and OB/GYNs at The Association for Women’s Healthcare will go over all of the available options with you.

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

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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."

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

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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."

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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."

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