Women's Health and Wellness
Our approach to women’s health focuses on the individual woman. We help you take control of your health and wellness throughout every stage of your life—from the reproductive years to the menopausal stage and beyond.
Women's health issues are unique, and they change as a woman's body and life stage evolves. At Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, we bring the latest insights on disease prevention and wellness strategies to help solve or manage the health challenges you face. Our commitment is evident in our Hunter Family Center for Women's Health, which includes our family-centered Waud Family Maternity Center and the comprehensive services of the Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center.
The Center provides the very latest in diagnostic screening, outpatient treatment, home-based services, therapy, classes and comfort for every life stage. Whether you are pregnant, facing breast cancer, controlling your weight, in need of general or plastic surgery, suffering from heart disease or dealing with osteoporosis, you can feel confident our focus will be on your well-being.
Our surgical subspecialists are trained in Laparoscopic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Pelvic Surgery or Urogynecologic Surgery.
For more information about our surgeons, search our online physician directory.
Learn more about Women's Health
Is a Vegetarian Diet Safe for Pregnant Women?
How to get enough protein and create a healthy, well-balanced diet during pregnancy more >
Research-based Breast Cancer Surgery
A board-certified breast surgeon explains how the right team can make all the difference more >
Request a Mammogram Appointment
Request a mammogram at one of our six locations, and we will respond with an appointment within one business day more >
Be Smart About Skin
Some skin disorders are merely a nuisance—others can be debilitating or even deadly more >
Request a Nutrition Appointment
Request an appointment with one of our dietitians or diabetes educators, and we will respond with an appointment within one business day more >
Strong Hearts, Strong Women
Heart disease affects women differently than men; read how in this Q&A more >
A Healthy Pregnancy
Find out how much you know about staying healthy while pregnant more >
A Baby's Perilous Journey
Welcoming one of the smallest babies ever born at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital more >