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Prepare for Parenthood With Confidence-Building Support

A new baby brings love, joy and change to a family. Build the necessary skills to become the best parent possible with the prenatal, parenting and family education programs at the AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Birth Center. Our specially trained teams have been providing support to growing families for more than 30 years, covering topics including:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Childbirth preparation
  • CPR and safety
  • Postpartum depression
  • Prenatal fitness

Our goal is to make sure you receive the most up-to-date information and parenting support so you’re fully prepared for what lies ahead.

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

Information Empowers

Get Ready for One of Life’s Most Important Roles

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Meet Your Breastfeeding Goals

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  • Breastfeeding Classes: Getting Off to a Good Start

    The breastfeeding classes at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s Birth Center provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment and cover everything from the basics of positioning and latching, to pumping and storage once you must return to work. Partners are also encouraged to participate

  • Breastfeeding Warm Line

    Once you’ve returned home with your baby, you can access our international board-certified lactation consultants for answers to your questions seven days a week via our Breastfeeding Warm Line. Messages left before 3 pm will be returned the same day.

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    Breastfeeding Support Group

    Share the joys and challenges of breastfeeding when you attend this group for moms and babies of all ages. Facilitated by a lactation consultant, there’s no registration or fee to attend. A baby scale is available to measure progress.

    The group meets every Tuesday from 10 am to 12 pm in the Woodland Hills Building, 7315 E Frontage Rd, Shawnee Mission, KS 66204, in the Tallgrass and Flint Hills Rooms.

  • Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinic

    Get hands-on help and answers to your questions during an outpatient breastfeeding clinic visit. Available to new and expectant mothers, the fee includes a one-hour visit with an international board-certified lactation consultant.

Beyond the Basics

Give Your Family Tools for Success

Once you’ve mastered the basics of breastfeeding and labor and delivery, the Birth Center at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission offers a full spectrum of courses in specialty parenting education topics to ensure you have all the information you need to make the first years of your baby’s life everything you hope them to be.

Get information on class times and register by visiting our Classes and Events page.

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CPR and Safety

Train for Life-Saving Care

Infant, child and adult CPR training is available through AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s wellness programs. Ideal for new or expecting parents and grandparents, this course also teaches how to relieve choking.

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Health and Wellness for New Moms

Take the Time to Care for Yourself

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s wellness programs offer services to help expectant and new moms be their best selves for their babies. From fitness classes like prenatal yoga to pediatric CPR training and even massage therapy, these programs are designed to support healthy moms and happy families.

Support for the Most Difficult Times: Postpartum and Bereavement

20% of moms experience some type of mood disorder after giving birth. It’s common for these changes to feel overwhelming. To help navigate postpartum emotions, the Birth Center at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission provides support options for a variety of needs and preferences.

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