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Maternity & Neonatal Services

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Saint Luke’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists: Kansas City: 4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City Lee’s Summit: 301 NE Mulberry St., Lee's Summit

Maternity and Parenting Classes

Learn what you can expect before, during, and after your delivery.

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.

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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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  • 12/03/2016 - 10:00am
    Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City - Peet Center Conference Room

    Get the basics you need for successful breastfeeding. This class includes techniques and tips to get you off to a good start and ideas to help fit breastfeeding into your lifestyle. Birth partners and other family members are encouraged to attend.

  • 12/05/2016 - 7:00pm
    Saint Luke's South Hospital - Wellness Conference Room

    Get the latest information on baby care basics, safety, early brain development and common new parent concerns in this interactive class.

  • 12/06/2016 - 6:30pm
    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.

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