The largest, most established midwifery program in the Kansas City region.

For a personalized approach to pregnancy and childbirth that supports both your emotional and medical needs, consider a nurse midwife. At HCA Midwest Health, our certified nurse midwives (CNM) offer a more natural and home-like birthing experience with the added safety and security of a complete hospital staff.

Why Choose an HCA Midwest Health Midwife?

  • We were the first hospital system in the Kansas City region to offer midwifery services more than 20 years ago
  • Each midwife is an advanced practice registered nurse, masters-trained and/or board-certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board
  • We are committed to respecting women and their healthcare choices
  • You have immediate access to an exceptional team of medical specialists in the event they are needed
  • Our CNMs can administer medication and perform procedures
  • Births attended by midwives are reported to have lower rates of C-section and episiotomies
  • Our Certified nurse midwives partner with their ObGyn colleagues to practice evidence-based medicine and maintain current knowledge about relevant research
  • We offer specialized amenities such as spacious rooms, hydrotherapy tubs and gourmet meals | Choose your amenities
  • Access to robust breastfeeding resources through certified lactation consultants, breastfeeding education classes and support groups
  • Doula referral services if desired
  • The option for father-assisted birth

Your CNM will provide:

  • Help developing and following a birth plan customized to your needs and wishes
  • Education, emotional and social support through pregnancy, delivery and post-partum
  • A low intervention birthing experience in a hospital setting
  • Options for an unmedicated birth, epidural, nitrous oxide (available at Research Medical Center) or other alternative therapies for pain relief
  • Support and encouragement for yourself, as well as family and friends attending the birth
  • Guidance to help you bond with your baby and successfully breastfeed
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) in partnership with OB physicians

Two of our maternity hospitals offer midwifery services:

  • Research Medical Center
  • Overland Park Regional Medical Cente

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Meet Our Midwives

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

Midwives – Not Just for Childbirth

HCA Midwest Health midwives can also provide comprehensive care for women of all ages:

  • Annual well woman exams
  • Ongoing Gyn care
  • Family planning services including contraceptive treatment (including IUD insertion)
  • Management of your well-being during menopause

We offer certified nurse midwife programs at:

  • Research Medical Center
  • Overland Park Regional Medical Center