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.
Due to COVID-19, all appointments with a Maternity Navigator will take place by phone.
Women's services in the Greater Kansas City area
The providers at HCA Midwest Health are available to provide top-quality care for women of all ages. Whether your daughter just got her first period or you are dealing with menopause, our specialists are here to safeguard your long-term health.
In addition to routine care, our physicians specialize in preventive medicine and wellness care. We provide a range of resources and screening options, including mammograms, to help form disease prevention plans and increase early detection.
For more information about our women's services, call us at (913) 541-8330.
Specialty expertise in all women's services
HCA Midwest Health offers women's specialty care in a wide range of fields, including female urology and minimally invasive surgery. Our doctors offer:
- Adolescent gynecological care
- Breast cancer care, including breast health screening
- Contraceptive counseling
- High-risk pregnancy care
- Gynecologic surgery
- Infertility Services
- Labor and delivery care
- Management of menopause
- Maternal-fetal medicine
- Neonatal intensive care
- Pap smears
- Preventive care
- Routine well-woman exams
- Urogynecological care
Women's conditions we treat
Our physicians care for women of all ages experiencing an array of conditions, including:
- Bone conditions, such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis
- Breast conditions, such as fibrocystic disease
- Cancers, including breast, skin and thyroid cancers
- Certain types of infections, such as pelvic inflammatory disease and toxic shock syndrome (TSS)
- Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia
- Gynecologic cancers and pre-cancerous conditions, including cervical dysplasia and cervical, endometrial, ovarian and uterine cancers
- Headaches, including migraines
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Menstrual problems, including menstrual cramps, premenstrual dysmorphic disorder and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Menstruation abnormalities, including amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including chlamydia, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus (HPV) and syphilis
- Obesity problems
- Ovarian conditions, including ovarian cysts and polycystic ovary syndrome
- Sexual dysfunction
- Skin conditions, such as eczema and rosacea
- Sleep disorders, including insomnia
- Urogynecologic conditions, including chronic pelvic pain, pelvic floor disorders, cystitis, urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Uterine fibroids
- Vaginal conditions, including bacterial vaginosis, vaginismus and vaginal yeast infections
- Varicose veins
Obstetrics and gynecologic services
Our women's care specialists include obstetrician gynecologists (OB/GYNs) who are experts in female reproductive health, pregnancy, labor and childbirth.
There are many issues unrelated to pregnancy and childbirth that affect women. For these conditions, we have board-certified gynecologists who are experts in maintaining women's breast and reproductive health. Our doctors perform gynecologic surgery and offer urogynecologic care for conditions that also affect the urinary tract.
Our surgical care, which includes minimally invasive procedures, offers solutions for a wide range of conditions, including pelvic floor prolapse and urinary incontinence.
Labor and delivery
The doctors at our hospitals provide full-service care for women during pregnancy, childbirth and early postpartum days. We are committed to maintaining your overall health throughout pregnancy. Prenatal education classes are also available to help prepare parents for life with a newborn through our Healthy Arrivals program.
Over 6,000 babies are delivered at HCA Midwest Hospitals every year. Mothers choose our facilities time and time again for our labor and delivery experience, which includes comprehensive amenities and state-of-the-art birthing suites.
We help our patients achieve the birthing experience they desire. From natural births to emergency cesarean sections, we are here to accomplish your goals while keeping you and your baby healthy and safe. New moms can begin bonding with their newborns directly following birth, as we practice skin-to-skin contact and offer early breastfeeding support.
Certified nurse midwives (CNMs)
Midwifery care is provided by women's healthcare professionals who offer a range of services, including custom birth planning and vaginal birth after cesareans (VBACs). Midwives at our hospitals work with OB/GYNs to ensure patients receive safe, evidence-based care during childbirth, whether they desire a low intervention, natural birthing experience or assistance from pain relief options.
In addition to clinical support, our midwives help patients through education, encouragement and emotional support. This helps our patients feel more confident throughout pregnancy and delivery and allows them to take charge of their health during the postpartum period.
Support for you and your baby
If you or your baby require additional care before childbirth, you can work with maternal-fetal specialists who are experts in treating patients experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. Antepartum units are available in our health system for pregnant women who require close monitoring as they carry their child to full-term.
When needed, our perinatal surgeons are available to perform fetal surgery to give your child the best start to life possible.
Neonatal intensive care
Our hospitals provide high-level care for newborns who require treatment in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We treat a wide range of newborn conditions in these specialized units, from premature births to neonatal abstinence syndrome. Newborns in our care are monitored 24/7, and parents are encouraged to visit their children as often as possible.
Neonatal abstinence syndrome
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is the term used for newborns with withdrawal symptoms from exposure to certain drugs during pregnancy. When this occurs, we do everything we can to ease symptoms, which normally present within three days of birth.
Facing infertility problems can be hard, but we are here to help patients identify their issues with conception and find effective fertility care. We perform diagnostic tests to determine potential causes and provide a variety of treatment options, including minimally invasive procedures and in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
Breast health services
We proudly offer a variety of breast cancer screening services, giving women in our community access to the routine care needed to maintain their health. In addition to 3D mammograms, we perform breast ultrasounds and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to ensure every patient receives the thorough screening they deserve. We also use soft pads during screening mammograms to enhance patient comfort.Schedule your Mammogram
If an abnormality is found during an exam, we offer diagnostic imaging and biopsy services to make a diagnosis. If breast cancer is confirmed, our patients are backed by the power of Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health. Our hospitals provide comprehensive cancer care that includes access to a dedicated breast cancer nurse navigator.
Preventive care for women
Our women's care physicians are committed to your long-term health. We offer health tests, screenings and educational resources to help you learn about your risk factors and plan for the future. Our services include genetic counseling, imaging services, diagnostic testing and support for women as they age.