Women's health

Our approach to women’s health care

Because SIU Medicine is an academic medical community, our providers aren’t just skilled diagnosticians and healers. They’re also training the next generation of specialists while conducting research that has the potential to change lives. As moms, daughters and sisters, women often take on many of the health care responsibilities. At SIU Medicine, we want to make decisions about your health and your health care easy and enjoyable. 

For women ready to begin or expand their families, our team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists, obstetricians and gynecologists, family medicine doctors and general internal medicine specialists collaborate to guide you safely through your pregnancy, from preconception to postnatal care. Our Fertility and IVF Center is also eager to make your dreams of having a family come true. As the experts in sexual health and wellness, SIU Medicine is home to one of the region’s most advanced fertility and IVF centers and the only certified sexual health counselor in downstate Illinois.

Specializing in women’s health


Sexual health

Sexual health counselor Kaylie Caswell is the only certified sexual health counselor in central and southern Illinois. 

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Expanding access to Maternal-Fetal Medicine care

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) supports patients facing high-risk pregnancies. This care is time-sensitive and essential: a lack of MFM care is associated with worse outcomes for mothers and their
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TriCare – Humana Military now accepted at SIU Medicine, SIU Centers for Family Medicine

Beginning July 1, 2023, all SIU Center for Family Medicine providers and locations will participate in TriCare – Humana Military for TriCare Select and TriCare Prime plans for medical and behavioral
Emilee Gibson

Aspect of a Learner - Emilee Gibson

Bloomington-Normal native and fourth-year medical student Emilee Gibson is a force. The Class of 2023 president, medical student representative to the Illinois State Medical Society’s Government

Accessible, quality care for the region

In recent weeks, questions related to access to health care in central Illinois have become loud and pronounced. News stories, legislative hearings, personal testimony and inaccurate information have all contributed to confusion and disagreement about the availability and quality of care in the region.

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Can my menstrual cycle affect my mental health?

Many women who get periods experience changes in mood and energy levels associated with their menstrual cycle. These changes can be challenging and, for some individuals, can even disrupt daily life

Common pregnancy complications and how to manage them

Of the millions of women who become pregnant in the United States each year, most can expect to have healthy pregnancies and deliveries. A small percentage of women, however, will develop pregnancy

What to expect at your first visit to a sexual health counselor

Sexuality and sexual health are important components of your overall well-being. That's why our team at SIU Medicine provides comprehensive sexual health counseling for individuals and couples

A new prenatal care option for high-risk moms-to-be

Pregnancy is an exciting period for the expectant mother, and one which requires lifestyle changes and a heightened focus on well-being. Obstetric practices in the U.S. typically require at least 12