A Whole-Person Approach to Caring for Both Mother and Baby
From first flutters to first feedings, this is a precious time in your life. We’re here to make it the best it can be. Nearly 5,000 mothers a year choose our AdventHealth Birth Center, formerly known as the Shawnee Mission Birth Center. Our name may have changed, but our team of doctors, nurses, midwives and staff are the familiar faces you’ve counted on before and seen out in the community.
Every day, we provide the compassionate, expert and exceptional care mothers, fathers and families come to expect from our facilities. That commitment is just one of the reasons the Birth Center is Johnson County’s leader in the care of women, babies and families.
Here, we keep the whole family in mind. We combine comforting amenities, leading pregnancy care, advanced technologies and personalized labor and delivery options.
No matter your approach to delivery, the board-certified obstetricians, maternal-fetal specialists, Level III NICU, trained nursing staff and certified midwives are here to support you on your entire journey. We’ll be by your side for preconception and pregnancy care; labor and delivery care; postpartum support and beyond.
Care for Mom and Baby
Comfort and Safety
Your child's safety is your biggest concern. It's ours too. Our dedicated, specially trained staff is here 24/7, helping you down any path you envision: from a low-intervention birth to a C-section or anything in between.
Our Birth Center is equipped with the latest in safety standards, including a Hugs® Infant security system, while our next-generation wireless fetal monitoring helps moms like you walk around during labor (which studies show can shorten delivery times).
We’re here to do everything in our power to empower you on your journey to parenthood. And we’re pleased to share this dedication has been recognized by the Joint Commission with Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care.
Expert Care When You Need It Most
You’re ready to protect your child with everything you’ve got. That starts even before you meet your precious bundle. We want to help ease any concerns of health risks with clear, specific answers and expert prenatal care.
When you need us, our maternal-fetal specialists are here for you. We’ll start with an open conversation about your wellness and full family health history. Then, we’ll combine these insights with comprehensive tests.
We partner with Children’s Mercy’s perinatologists to offer their expertise as the region’s most comprehensive and advanced care provider for high-risk pregnancies right here at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. Together, our dedicated and comprehensive maternal-fetal specialists offer both outpatient and inpatient services, working with your full health care team to screen for and manage any potential risks with genetic counseling, level II ultrasounds, fetal echo cardechocardiogramsception genetic counseling and more.