Whether this is your first birth or you have already had several others, expanding your family is a time filled with a lot of change, challenges and joy. We are honored that you have chosen Advanced Women's Healthcare to be part of your pregnancy, delivery and post partum care. In the coming months, many things about your life will be changing. We have put together resources to assist you throughout your pregnancy and even after.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Answers to most common questions can be found below. If a situation occurs during office hours, our front desk staff will get a nurse to answer your call. After hours, situations that cannot wait until the next business day will be handled by the physician on call. To reach them, simply call our office at 309-808-3068 and it will ring through to our after-hours answering service. If at any time you have an emergency please call 911.
We appreciate you allowing us to care for you during your pregnancy. We want to make your experience with our office as pleasant as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us.
-Advanced Women’s Healthcare
To access general patient education- CLICK HERE
What to expect in our office during your pregnancy:
Click Here for our PRENATAL PACKET Note: Rotate phone for best chart experience.
(Conception to 13 weeks)
|3rd Trimester |
|- Positive pregnancy test- Call the office to get scheduled. |
- Review Prenatal Packet.
- Ultrasound and meet your doctor at 7-8 weeks after your last period
- OB Teach initial appointment around 12 weeks
|- Routine visits every 4 weeks until the 28th week of pregnancy|
- Optional quadruple marker screening at 15-18 weeks for Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18, spinal cord defects, abdominal wall defects
- Anatomy ultrasound at 18-20 weeks
- 2 hour Glucola blood test to screen for gestational diabetes & blood test for anemia & Rh antibodies between 24-28 weeks
|- Visits every 2 weeks after 28 weeks to the 36th week of pregnancy
- Weekly visits after 36 weeks of pregnancy
-Group B streptococcus (GBS) vaginal culture at 36 weeks to test for carrier status prior to delivery. If your test is positive, you will be treated with antibiotics when you are in labor.
|- Postpartum visit approximately 4-6 weeks following delivery
- If you are a c-section you will be seen 1-2 weeks following delivery - Review post partum care booklet
- Be evaluated in pelvic floor physical therapy if needed
Partner Information- A Partner's Guide To Pregnancy
Patient Reference Sheets Recommended by Our Providers:
Breast pumps can be covered by insurance. NO prescription necessary. Just provide your insurance information. See below under breastfeeding for breast pump companies.
Iron Sources for Vegetarians and Anemia Treatment in Pregnancy
Kick Counter - For Tracking Fetal Movement
Maternity Support Belt Recommendations
Medications: Over-the-counter (OTC) medications approved by our staff to be used during pregnancy
Postpartum Self Care Booklet- Includes pelvic floor, body mechanics, scar management, exercise guidelines
So you want to have a baby... Find out how to prepare your health for pregnancy with our checklist.
For our Preconception Checklist click HERE.
Family Genetics and Planning for Pregnancy
Baby Growth Throughout Pregnancy/ Progression of Pregnancy by Weeks
Baby Growth- The Importance of Growth from 32-39 Weeks
Breast Pumps Covered by Insurance (See below under breastfeeding category)
Childbirth Education Class (See below under local resources)
Diabetes Type 1 or 2 Management During Pregnancy
Group B Strep (GBS) and Pregnancy
Labor Stages- How to tell if labor has begun
Last-minute to-dos | Office on Women's Health
Making your home safe for baby | Office on Women's Health
Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy
Nutrition During Pregnancy and Recommended Vitamins
Panorama by Natera-Prenatal Noninvasive Genetic Screening Test
Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy
Rh factor: How it can affect your pregnancy
Routine Tests During Pregnancy
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
POST-PARTUM / POSTNATAL
Self Care-The First 6 Weeks After Delivery
Postpartum Nutritional Guide According to feeding type
Recovery and Self Care After Delivery Booklet: 1-12 Weeks pp- Includes pelvic floor, body mechanics, scar management, exercise guidelines
When can I go for a Run? -Your guide for returning to running or high intensity exercise after baby
Recovering From Childbirth- Intimate Rose Resource
Having difficulty with your mood, anxiety or depression? See our counseling resources Here
Complete this screening and take it to your appointment or send it to your provider
Locate a Therapist Here- Psychology Today
Breast pumps can be obtained and covered by insurance at the companies below. NO Prescription Required! Just provide your insurance information.
- MedSource - 3002 Gill St, Bloomington, IL 61704 - P: 309-664-7930
- AeroFlow- P: 844-867-9890
- Edgepark- P: 330-963-6998
- Byram Healthcare- P: 800-248-4525
Central Illinois Breastfeeding Group
How to Keep Your Breast Pump Kit Clean
How to Clean, Sanitize and Store Infant Feeding Items
Breast Milk Storage Guidelines
Circumcision | Office on Women's Health
Developmental Milestones/Developmental Disabilities in Children
Local Resource Centers:
Parent Preparedness Classes:
The Birth Center of BN- Child Education Class
Carle-BroMenn- Prepared Childbirth, Baby Basics, Breastfeeding Basics, Infant CPR Classes
OSF-St. Joseph- Prepared Childbirth, Baby Basics, Breastfeeding Basics, Infant CPR Classes
Carle- BroMenn Medical Center- Normal, IL
OSF- St. Joseph Medical Center- Bloomington, IL
The Birth Center of Bloomington-Normal
Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center- Normal, IL
The Baby Fold- Adoption Support, Foster Care, Special Education, Early Childhood Help- Normal, IL
ABC Counseling and Family Services: Adoption Services, Birth Parent/Adoptive Parent Counseling-Normal, IL
Children's Home and Aid: Support for Adoption, Foster Care, Parenting, Family Counseling and Child Care- IL
We are here to help. Please call us if you think you may have miscarried.
Dilation and Curettage (D & C)
Miscarriage Test- Anora Brochure