COVID-19 and pregnancy - An update for our patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
Maternity Navigation appointments are done in person, by phone or via WebEx.
Birthing center in Johnson County
When you are expecting, choosing your hospital is an important decision. At Overland Park Regional Medical Center, we care for you throughout your pregnancy, hospital stay and postpartum period. We are here to create the unique birthing experience you desire, whether you are interested in a natural birth, assistance from one of our certified nurse-midwives or using alternative pain relief options. Your birth plan is important to us, which is why we also have maternity nurse navigators who help you decide on the best path for you and your family.
Our Maternal Fetal Health Center and dedicated antepartum unit allow us to provide superior care for high-risk pregnancies. If your child is born early or with another type of health concern, our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) allows you and your baby to receive advanced care all in the same hospital.
Overland Park Regional Medical Center is recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care. This acknowledges our expertise and commitment to quality care for vaginal and cesarean section deliveries.
Additionally, our ultrasound imaging services are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Comprehensive maternity and childbirth care
When you’re having a baby, you want high-quality clinical care and a comfortable, nurturing environment before, during and after you give birth. From designated "mother-to-be" parking spots to large maternity and birthing suites and gourmet meals, we keep you comfortable and relaxed while you await your baby's birth.
We provide the most comprehensive, advanced care before, during and after pregnancy and birth. This includes:
- Advanced care for multiple births
- Board-certified obstetricians available 24/7
- Dedicated breastfeeding support group for after the hospital stay
- Healthy Arrivals prenatal education classes
- Highly specialized care for patients with placenta accreta
- In-house obstetric emergency room (ER)
- Inpatient care in the region's only antepartum unit for women who require extra care before labor and delivery
- Jacuzzi tubs for relaxation during labor
- Maternal Fetal Health Center with the area's most experienced team supporting high-risk pregnancies
- Midwifery services from certified nurse-midwives providing prenatal, labor, delivery and postpartum services
- On-site Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Spacious birthing suites with private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and dedicated quiet times for mother and baby
- Subspecialty doctors in all areas of mother-baby care
- Support from maternity nurse navigators throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery
- Traditional and alternative pain relief options, including epidurals and nitrous oxide
Tour our birth center
Take a virtual tour of our birth center. You can also schedule an in-person tour with our maternity navigator.
Women who desire a more natural, home-like birthing experience can benefit from our team of certified nurse-midwives. Our midwives provide personalized care for women with low-risk pregnancies who prefer a more natural approach to childbirth. While our midwives specialize in low intervention birth, they can also administer drugs, perform medical procedures and provide other medical interventions.
Our midwives specialize in:
- Doula referrals
- Father-assisted birth
- Pain relief options, including nitrous oxide and epidurals
- Prenatal and postpartum care
- Support throughout labor and delivery
- Unmedicated birth options
- Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
- Spa tubs for labor
Women take advantage of our midwifery services for many reasons, including lower C-section rates, hands-on support and extra assistance during breastfeeding. The ability to work with one of our certified nurse-midwives is just one of the many ways we provide truly personalized birth experiences.
Maternity nurse navigation
Our maternity navigators act as your advocate to ensure your birthing experience is tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Maternity navigators help guide you through pregnancy, labor and delivery. The dedicated maternity navigators at our facility help us provide the patient-centered care that makes our hospital a top choice in our community.
Your maternity navigator may assist you in many ways, such as:
- Creating or reviewing a birth plan
- Deciding what hospital amenities are most important to you
- Determining any personal risks or health factors
- Discussing partner participation during childbirth
- Filling out pre-admission paperwork
- Providing hospital tours
- Signing up for our Healthy Arrivals class
- Visiting regularly throughout pregnancy
Our maternity navigators
At Overland Park Regional Medical Center, our goal is to help you feel confident throughout your pregnancy and as ready for the big day as possible. That’s why we have Maternity Navigators—your advocate, guide and friend for your journey to parenthood.
We will pair you with your own Maternity Navigator—a labor and delivery nurse—who will regularly visit with you one-on-one to develop and walk through your unique pregnancy plan.
10-20 weeks gestation
- Tour (optional)
- Get to know your OB Navigator and the services she provides
- Unit tour
- Review navigator website, download our pregnancy app
- Discuss resources available to patient: birthing, breastfeeding, CPR classes
- Amenities that are provided in birthing suite and unit
- Answer any questions or concerns
28-32 weeks gestation
- Pre-admission paperwork
- Discuss Birth preferences
- Sign consents
- Tour (optional, if still needed)
Via text approximately three weeks after delivery.
- Check up
- Option to discuss difficulties/frustrations
- General questions
- Providing resources and support to parents
Superior care for high-risk pregnancies
Our maternal-fetal care program provides hope and specialized medical care to expectant mothers carrying babies who are at high risk for complications. Certain factors, such as age and health conditions, may cause women to have high-risk pregnancies. However, mothers who have pregnancies with little to no complications may still require maternal-fetal care (also called perinatology).
Our skilled perinatologists know that a mother's health does not always mirror her child's health in the womb. Whether a mother or her unborn child’s health is at risk, we offer comprehensive maternal-fetal care with a compassionate touch. With specialized diagnostics, monitoring and fetal surgery, we provide a range of services to keep mothers and their babies as healthy as possible.
Advanced intensive care for newborns
Our 70-bed Level III NICU serves our tiniest patients and is one of the reasons why women and doctors across 13 counties trust our neonatal services. The NICU provides care for babies born as early as 23 weeks and other newborns with serious health concerns.
The NICU provides 24/7 care and is supported by a large team of doctors in all medical specialties. Our neonatal care team includes:
- Breastfeeding consultants
- Neonatal nurse practitioners
- Neonatal surgeons
- Perinatal social workers
- Registered nurses experienced in newborn intensive care
- Respiratory therapists
We are the only hospital in Johnson County to offer whole body cooling for infants in our NICU. This treatment is beneficial for newborns with symptoms of birth-related brain injuries. This often occurs due to a lack of oxygen at some point during birth. Whole body cooling is effective in lessening the effect of an injury and preventing further damage.
If your child is born in the 13-country region surrounding our hospital and requires a higher level of care, our neonatal transport team can safely bring your child to our NICU. We also can transport mothers to our facility so they can be near their child.
Parents may also practice caring for their newborn by "rooming-in" at the hospital before taking their baby home. This helps parents bond with their newborns and allow them to feel more prepared for life outside of the NICU.
Breastfeeding support for new moms
Due to COVID-19, our Breastfeeding Support Groups are limited at this time. Please call (913) 541-5208 for more information.
Life as a new parent can be overwhelming, which is why we provide support even after your baby has arrived. We host a free weekly breastfeeding support group led by one of our international board-certified lactation consultants. In addition to mom and baby, support persons are welcome to attend.
New moms who attend this support group benefit from:
- Baby scale to track your child's weight as they grow
- Discussing questions and concerns with a breastfeeding expert
- Meeting other new mothers and discussing shared experiences
Breastfeeding support groups meet multiple days a week on Monday from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:00am and Friday from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Meetings are held in the Sunflower Café Conference Room at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Follow the posted signs for the conference room, or stop by our registration desk in the main lobby for directions.
Parking is available in the parking garage. No registration is required and the group does not meet on major holidays.
Labor and delivery at HCA Midwest Health
Just as every baby is unique, so is every delivery. As your partner in care, we provide a customized birthing experience that begins long before your first contraction and continues well after delivery.Learn about Labor and delivery