Family Planning Specialist

Pekka Soini, MD, FACOG -  - OB/GYN

Discovery Medical Center

Pekka Soini, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN & Medical Aesthetics located in Logan Square & Little Village, Chicago, IL

Every woman is at a different place in her reproductive journey. Dr. Pekka Soini, MD, FACOG respects that and provides effective options to honor your decisions about your family. He meets you where you’re at in life and helps you prepare for, journey through, or prevent pregnancy. If you’re looking for a family planning provider in the Chicago area, make an appointment at Discovery Medical Center online or over the phone.

Family Planning Q & A

What is family planning?

Family planning involves taking intentional action to prevent or promote pregnancy based on the size of the family you desire. It also involves taking control of your overall reproductive health.

Dr. Soini provides tools to help you either build your family or prevent pregnancy. The spacing between children is also part of family planning, and Dr. Soini enables you to make the appropriate preparations.

Which family planning services are offered?

Whether you want to have children or not, Dr. Soini can help you make all the medical preparations you need beforehand. He considers your current health, medical history, and reproductive goals before making his family planning recommendations.

If you want to expand your family, Dr. Soini offers the following services:

  • Infertility assistance
  • Preconception care
  • Pregnancy testing
  • STD testing
  • Obstetrical care and delivery
  • High-risk pregnancy management

If you want to prevent pregnancy, Dr. Soini helps you explore your options, which include:

  • Birth control
  • Sterilization
  • Natural family planning

Dr. Soini is happy to offer complete instructions, counseling, and guidance for any family planning methods you choose to pursue.

What are the benefits of family planning?

Family planning lets you control your decisions concerning having a family. It also increases your chances of conceiving when you’re ready and decreases your chances of having an unintentional pregnancy when you’re not.

The ability to control your fertility provides emotional, mental, and physical benefits for you and your family members. You and your partner can avoid the stresses of either having a baby when you’re not ready or not being able to conceive when you are.

If and when you do decide to have children, family planning improves your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and baby. By offering care from the preconception to post-delivery stages, Dr. Soini helps improve the outcomes for you and your baby.

If you decide not to have children, family planning reduces the emotional and financial stress an unplanned pregnancy could potentially cause. Family planning can also prevent STDs in addition to pregnancy.

Whether you want to start a family or prevent pregnancy, contact Dr. Soini online or over the phone to learn more about the appropriate preparations.