A Natural Choice: HCA Midwest Health's Certified Nurse Midwives

For a more natural, home-like birthing experience, consider the services of our certified nurse-midwives. HCA Midwest Health has the region's largest network of certified nurse-midwives, and we were the first hospital system in the region to offer midwifery services more than 20 years ago. The strength of our program and the compassion of our care team are part of the reason so many midwives choose HCA Midwest Health for their practice and their patients.

Each of our midwives is an advanced practice registered nurse who has been master's-trained and board-certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board. These professionals provide personalized care for women with low-risk pregnancies. They can deliver your baby in a safe, secure environment at the hospital, with all the resources of HCA Midwest Health nearby.

Certified nurse-midwives can administer drugs, perform medical procedures and provide other technological interventions if needed. But they promote and provide a more natural approach to women's care and childbirth. In fact, fewer C-sections and episiotomies are reported in births attended by midwives.

Personalize your birth experience

Your nurse-midwife will work closely with you to make sure your wishes are understood and respected, and to provide:

  • Assistance in developing a personalized birth plan
  • Education and counseling before and after you give birth
  • Hands-on support throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery
  • A hospital-based birth with minimal intervention
  • Whenever possible, the option of an unmedicated birth, an epidural or other pain reduction methods
  • Encouragement and guidance for family and friends attending the birth
  • Support to help you bond with your baby and to make breastfeeding successful

To find out more about our certified nurse-midwives or any of our neonatal or women's services, call us at (913) 541-8330.

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Meet Our Midwives

Watch the video playlist below to learn more about our midwives’ care philosophy and how we can personalize your birthing experience.

Compassionate professionals working together

Our nurse-midwives partner with doctors to maintain their knowledge of the latest research regarding care for women throughout pregnancy and childbirth. They also have the support of board-certified OB/GYN doctors as needed, and can collaborate with doctors to help women who have had C-sections in the past who want to have a vaginal birth.

A lifetime of care

Our midwives can also provide holistic, personalized care for women of all ages—from teenage years through menopause and beyond, including:

  • Annual pelvic and breast exams
  • Ongoing gynecologic care
  • Family planning and contraceptive counseling, including implant and IUD insertions
  • Management of well-being during menopause

To find out more about our certified nurse-midwives or any of our neonatal or women's services, call us at (913) 541-8330.

There are many reasons women choose CNM’s, who provide care that is both high quality and safe, for their prenatal care and childbirth. The advantages of choosing a CNM include:

  • Low rates of cesarean sections
  • Hands-on support, physically and emotionally during labor
  • CNM’s invite support of family and friends during pregnancy and labor
  • CNM’s provide vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) in collaboration with physicians
  • Support for breastfeeding and CNM's commitment to work with new moms to help make breastfeeding successful
  • Partnership with physician colleagues to practice evidence-based medicine and maintain up-to-date knowledge regarding relevant research
  • Close collaboration with physicians to deliver the highest level of care

Midwest Women's Care offers certified nurse midwife programs at Centerpoint Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center and Research Medical Center in Missouri, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Kansas. Core to our programs is an unwavering commitment to respecting women and their choices of healthcare options while also offering immediate access to an exceptional team of medical specialists in the event they are needed. For those who do not wish an out-of-hospital birth, our midwives and our facilities strive to provide you with a "home or birth center" birth within the safety of a hospital setting.

When choosing a certified nurse midwife for prenatal care and midwife-assisted birth at one of our hospitals, you can expect us to provide a supportive, collaborative environment for the birth of your baby. Our certified nurse midwives offer women and their families emotional and social support, and health education throughout pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period. If you choose a certified nurse midwife for your prenatal and obstetric care, you can expect exceptional personal attention and a quality setting for the delivery of your baby.

Our hospital certified nurse midwife teams provide expectant and new moms with education, counseling and hands-on assistance through both pregnancy and labor and delivery. Whenever possible, they offer a variety of options from advocating for an unmedicated birth to supporting the woman’s option to receive an epidural and everything in between, while seeking to eliminate or minimize interventions for natural or non-intervention births, but with the support of a board-certified OB/GYN as needed. Additional Midwest Women's Care advantages include:

  • Spacious, updated rooms; hydrotherapy (water birth) ) tubs where installed; and thoughtful amenities in a family friendly environment
  • Certified lactation consultants, breast-feeding education and support group
  • Nursing and obstetric support 24/7, including access to high-risk specialists
  • Breast-feeding guidance and support
  • Doula referral services
  • Father-assisted birth
  • Labor and delivery support
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
  • Postpartum care