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Happiest Baby on the Block

Learn how to calm crying and help your baby sleep longer.


Thanks to March of Dimes volunteers, costumes worn by the little heroes staying in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit match their fighting spirit.

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Saint Luke’s hospitals deliver more than 6,000 babies every year. Our caregivers provide the most comprehensive perinatal and obstetrical services in the Kansas City area. From the region’s only free, public cord blood donation program, to the highest level of neonatal intensive care, Saint Luke’s offers the most advanced expertise and services to expectant mothers and their babies.

Every day, at seven metro and regional hospitals, we stand ready to make your delivery experience safe and special. Begin exploring the depth and breadth of maternity services Saint Luke’s has to offer – visit your preferred location below, or connect with your maternity care coordinator

  • Keely Bechtel hoped history would repeat itself. She had her first baby at Saint Luke’s South Hospital and planned to do the same with her second. But her obstetrician moved to another area hospital.

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  • Saint Luke’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit had just opened when I was born two months early on September 16, 1980. My mom developed preeclampsia, which caused her blood pressure to spike and her entire body to swell.

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  • I was born at 24 weeks on October 20, 1984, and weighed only 21.5 ounces. My mom said my eyes were still fused close. The doctors at Saint Luke’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit told her I had only a 50 percent chance of surviving. (My odds went down to 13 percent when I developed a heart problem three weeks later.) The doctors said if I survived, I would be blind, deaf, and severely retarded.

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  • 10/20/2017 - 10:00am
    Saint Luke's North Hospital- Barry Road Classroom B

    Learn an extraordinary approach to keeping your baby happy. In our Happiest Baby Class, new parents will learn step-by-step how to help their baby sleep better and how to soothe even the fussiest baby in minutes...even seconds!

  • 10/21/2017 - 10:00am
    Saint Luke's East Hospital

    This class will teach you the basic life support skills for your infant (newborn to one year old) with hands-on manikin practice. Choking management will be included. This is an American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR course (no certification card). $15 per person. Check at front desk for class room location.

  • 10/21/2017 - 1:30pm
    Saint Luke's North Hospital- Barry Road Classroom B

    This fun and interactive class emphasizes the role of the older sibling and helps prepare them to welcome their new brother or sister. For children ages 3-9.  A doll or stuffed animal is needed for participation. $15 for first child, each additional child, $5.