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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.

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COVID-19 Updates

At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Birth Center, we are taking every precaution to keep you and your family safe. We know how scary and stressful this time is, but we hope you can focus on the joy and excitement that comes with bringing a new baby into the world. It’s our greatest privilege to be part of your special day!

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Limited Visitor Policy

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Birth Center has a temporary no visitor policy. This helps protect our patients and team members, prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our community and conserve our supplies. We encourage you to connect with your loved ones via calls, text, email, social media and video chat, and our team members are happy to help facilitate that when needed.

  • No visitors will be permitted in the Birth Center except for two support people for labor, delivery and the duration of your hospital stay. You and your two support persons will receive a hospital band, which will serve as identification of your guests for the duration of your stay.
  • NICU visitation is limited to the two banded parents/caregivers only.
  • Exceptions are made for special circumstances, including adoptions and surrogacy. Please alert your nurse if this is the case and arrangements will be made.
Screening

All team members, medical staff, patients and permitted visitors will be screened upon entering the Birth Center. Each person will sanitize their hands, put on a face mask and check their temperature. Anyone who is not a patient who has a temperature above 100.4 degrees or answers yes to any of the following questions will not be allowed to enter.

  • Within the last 48 hours, have you experienced a fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
  • Have you had prolonged close contact with someone with known or suspected COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Have you tested positive or inconclusive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days or are you awaiting COVID-19 test results?
Testing

We are testing all pregnant women delivering at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission for COVID-19. Moms with a scheduled C-section or induction will be contacted to schedule a COVID-19 test prior to delivery. All other moms who present in labor will be tested upon arrival to the Birth Center. Studies have shown that individuals can carry – and spread – the virus even when they don’t show symptoms. Our goal with testing every patient is to protect our moms, babies and team members from contracting COVID-19. Support persons will not be tested. For any questions about testing, please talk with your OB/Gyn. 

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

Care for Mom and Baby

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It’s a day you’ve dreamed about: the day you finally get to hold your baby in your arms. At the AdventHealth Birth Center, we’ll help you create memories that last a lifetime. We’ll listen closely and design a birthing plan that supports your beliefs and desires. 

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From the moment you saw that positive test result, you’ve probably been filled with questions, anticipation and excitement. You’ve researched, talked to friends and family, and read up on what to expect. 

Even with these resources, planning for your baby’s arrival can be overwhelming. Our care navigation team is here to help. We’ll answer questions and help manage all the details. 

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The compassionate and experienced team at the AdventHealth Birth Center cares for even the tiniest and most fragile patients. In our Level III NICU, we’ll provide the specialized care your little one needs to grow and thrive. And we’ll be there by your side, answering your questions and reassuring you that your baby is in good hands. 

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Childbirth is an exciting experience. Whether it’s your first baby or your fourth, you can take advantage of our schedule of events to gain comfort, confidence and skills for your growing family.

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The birth of your baby is just one step in the wonderful journey of parenthood. The questions, excitement and worries don’t end once you’ve delivered. Our team at the AdventHealth Birth Center is here to answer your postpartum questions and help you create a loving, nurturing home. 

A Birthing Center Designed With You In Mind

Becoming a mother can be exciting and overwhelming. And choosing a birthing center is no easy decision. 

Here, we’ve made it our goal to know exactly what moms are looking for when it comes to labor and delivery. You can rest assured that our comforting amenities help you prepare for what’s coming in body, mind and spirit. Our amenities include:

  • 24-hour rooming-in
  • Balls and squatting bars for labor
  • Bella Baby Photography
  • Birth plan assistance with our specialized maternity navigators
  • Flat-screen TVs and free WiFi
  • Harvest kitchen meal vouchers for your support person
  • Hydrotherapy Whirlpool Pipeless Sanijet tub
  • Large, roomy shower
  • Mommy and Me Boutique

Sleeper sofa for your overnight support person

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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.

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Putting Your Baby First 

You’ll find we’re the only hospital in Johnson County to receive the prestigious Baby-Friendly® designation. This recognition demonstrates our deep commitment to fostering an environment supportive of breastfeeding, mother-baby bonding and leading maternity care. 

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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. 

The Best Maternity Care Starts With the Best Women's Care

From teen health to pregnancy care to menopause, from before you ever get pregnant to well after, you deserve quality, whole-person care unique to you. At AdventHealth, you’ll find one of the first comprehensive breast health centers in Kansas, offering screenings, diagnostics and treatment. 
Even beyond the Birth Center, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s gynecological, obstetric and breast health services include:

  • Digital mammography and computer-aided detection
  • Full-service ultrasound
  • Health classes
  • Hysterectomies
  • Imaging
  • Minimally invasive breast biopsy
  • MRI breast imaging

When you don’t have to worry about your health, you can focus more on caring for your family. Let us help you reach for wellness with our proactive, woman-centric care.

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Find a Doctor Who’s Right for You

The right provider plays a critical role in your birthing plan. The AdventHealth Birth Center works closely with obstetricians and certified midwives to meet the needs of our patients.