Life's most rewarding moments happen at the Providence's Maternity
Unit. That's why our unit is dedicated to making the time before,
during and after the birth of your baby a very special experience.
We'll help develop a childbirth plan based on your needs and wishes.
You can choose what kind of birthing method and
pain management you want and how much to involve your family in the process.
You'll rest assured our teams of physicians, anesthesiologists, neonatal
nurse practitioners, nurses and clinicians are here round the clock to
ensure your care and comfort. And when your baby arrives, our staff –
plus board-certified neonatologists on-call from Overland Park Regional
Medical Center – are available to help to care for your baby's
You'll also benefit from the latest and safest practices in childbirth,
all in an environment that is as comfortable as home.
What to Expect at the Providence Maternity Unit
Here's what you'll find:
Tests during pregnancy monitor your baby's health and spot problems early. Our center is equipped to provide all necessary prenatal testing.
Our pre-admission program lets you come directly to the Labor and Delivery Unit. You won't get delayed filling out forms while you are in labor.
Stay in one private room for labor, delivery and recovery. Our fully equipped rooms minimize having to change rooms. Each spacious
room is equipped with special lighting and ceiling mirrors so moms can
see their babies being born. Afterwards, your baby can stay with you as
much as you like.
Your baby is monitored throughout birth. A centralized fetal monitoring system lets nurses track uterine contractions
and fetal heart rate during labor and delivery.
You and your baby each have specialized nursing care. Our highly experienced staff – one of the most experienced in the
region – cares for you and your baby as individuals. Your needs
are different than your child's, so our nurses are assigned to your
needs while our neonatal nurses care for your baby. That's not the
case in some hospitals, where one nurse attends to one room. Experienced
moms and dads appreciate the value of the special attention our nursing
Security safeguards for you and your baby. Our staff and security team continually monitor arrivals and departures.
A staff member or volunteer must release the door for visitors to arrive
or depart. We also put matching identification bracelets on you, your
infant and the child's father or your significant other at the time
of your child's birth.
Education and support gives you a head start on parenting. To help families start out on the right foot, Providence offers parents
comprehensive, personalized education and support.
For more information on our
Maternity Services, feel free to call us at 913-596-4389.