Nowhere in nature is there a stronger bond than that between a mother and her newborn child. At Shawnee Mission Medical Center, we are privileged to be a part of this unique experience and look forward to guiding you as you make important decisions about your baby's first few days.
For more information or to plan your pregnancy, call the Birth Line at 913-676-2300.
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) has long been a leader in caring for women, children and families. Today, our new Shawnee Mission Birth Center is a beautiful example of our commitment to providing you with state-of-the-art health care in a warm, soothing environment. And as the hospital that delivers the most babies in the metro, our commitment to women is clear.
Nearly 4,000 families choose SMMC to deliver their babies each year, not because of our delivery rooms or amenities, but because of our outstanding doctors and dedicated nursing staff who design a safe, personalized birth experience for every new mom. Today, we’re pleased to have a beautiful facility – featuring a spa-inspired environment for delivering moms and a Level III NICU with private rooms for our tiniest patients – that meets the level of experienced care our medical staff has always provided.
Our nurses and doctors work with you to plan a safe delivery experience – no matter your approach to childbirth. In addition, anesthesiologists are available 24 hours a day to meet your pain management requests. A Board-certified OB/Gyn is also here at all times to provide care as needed in emergency situations.
From our outstanding nursing and medical staff, to our childbirth education programs, the Shawnee Mission Birth Center takes every step to ensure you are comfortable, both physically and emotionally, during your stay with us.
Because we know newborns sometimes need a little extra help getting used to breastfeeding, the Shawnee Mission Birth Center has Certified Lactation Consultants available to answer questions and help troubleshoot feeding difficulties before you return home. In addition, we offer a Breastfeeding Warm Line to answer questions that arise after you leave the hospital. Call 913-632-4330 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., seven days a week, and leave your name, phone number and question and a consultant will get back with you the same day.
A Breastfeeding Support Group is also held every Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Life Dynamics Building, 9120 W. 75th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS.
We provide one nurse who takes care of you and your baby, in the same room. Your nurse is specially prepared to give you practical infant care tips on diapering, bathing, feeding and relating to your baby. Your nurse will also help you pace your activities with those of your baby so you can establish a comfortable routine at home. It’s all part of the extra special care new moms deserve.
A meeting with our Maternity Care Coordinator approximately four weeks prior to your due date will help you feel at ease and prepared to bring your new addition into the world. Our Maternity Care Coordinator will:
Everyone who visits with the Maternity Care Coordinator will receive a copy of our book. This book is a comprehensive guide including what to expect at the hospital and caring for mom and baby after birth. To schedule an appointment with our Maternity Care Coordinator, call 913-632-4233.
The Mommy & Me Boutique is a new mother’s source for breast pumps, nursing bras and breastfeeding support products. Now located within the state-of-the-art Shawnee Mission Birth Center, Mommy & Me features both expanded space and services, including gifts to welcome the newest addition and products every new mom needs to ease the transition into motherhood. In addition, Mommy & Me offers a comfortable space for new mothers to make appointments with our Certified Lactation Consultants.
Open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more information, call 913-632-4121.
Babies who require extra medical and nursing attention are cared for in our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), where specially educated neonatal nurses, nurse practitioners and neonatologists from Children’s Mercy Hospital care for infants 28-40 weeks gestation.
Located on the fourth floor of the Shawnee Mission Birth Center, the NICU features 24 private, single-family rooms for mothers and their babies. Four rooms are designed to accommodate twins. Each nurses’ station is designed to be close and serve no more than eight NICU rooms to ensure continuous oversight and care required by NICU babies.
A Family Retreat Area with a fireplace, kitchenette and private bath allows parents a quiet place to rest and rejuvenate their spirits.
Print out the following form to pre-register for your admission.
Birth Center Pre-Registration Form
Please mail form to:
Attn: Shawnee Mission Birth Center
9100 West 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204