Family Planning Specialist

Advanced Women's Healthcare

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Bloomington, IL

Whether you want a house full of children or none at all, OB/GYNs Dele Ogunleye, MD, FACOG, Lisa Emm, MD, FACOG, and the team at Advanced Women’s Healthcare can help. They offer family planning services at their welcoming clinic in Bloomington, Illinois. Their caring team helps you exercise your power to choose if and when you become pregnant. Call or book an appointment online to schedule a family planning consultation today.

Family Planning Q & A

What is family planning?

Family planning refers to your ability to decide the number and spacing of your children. The compassionate team at Advanced Women’s Healthcare help you achieve your desired family through the use of contraception and infertility treatment.

Why is family planning important?

Family planning plays a fundamental role in securing your well-being and reproductive freedom while also supporting healthy communities. There are many benefits of family planning, including:

  • Reducing infant mortality from unplanned pregnancies
  • Reducing teenage pregnancy
  • Reducing unwanted pregnancies and abortions
  • Decreasing the number of high-risk pregnancies
  • Preventing pregnancy-related health risks in women

Additionally, family planning empowers you to make informed decisions about your health, body, and future.

What should I expect from family planning services?

First, your provider at Advanced Women’s Healthcare carefully reviews your medical history and performs a thorough physical and pelvic exam. They ask about your sexual history and when and if you wish to have children in the future.

Depending on your answers to these questions, they recommend the right family planning services for you. This may include:

Contraception

Also called birth control, contraception is any method, medication, or device that prevents pregnancy. The team at Advanced Women’s Healthcare offer various types of contraceptives, including the pill, intrauterine device (IUD), and permanent sterilization procedures.

They may also recommend birth control methods that don’t require an office visit, like condoms, fertility awareness, or abstinence.

Preconception counseling

If you want to get pregnant, scheduling a preconception counseling appointment is the best first step. The team at Advanced Women’s Healthcare evaluates your health and screens you for risk factors that may lead to a high-risk pregnancy, like smoking, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Then, they help you prepare your body for a healthy and successful pregnancy.

Fertility evaluation

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for one year, or six months if you’re 35 or older, you should schedule a fertility evaluation. There are many factors that can contribute to infertility. The team at Advanced Women’s Healthcare helps you and your partner learn steps you can take to increase your chances of conceiving.

You have the right to choose when and how often you have children. Call Advanced Women’s Healthcare or book an appointment online to learn more about family planning today.