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Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City | Services & Specialties

Maternity Center Virtual Tours

Explore 360 degree tours of our spacious, private birthing suites and much more

The lifesaving power of donor milk

When a mother’s milk is not an option for her newborn, Saint Luke’s Heart of America Mothers’ Milk Bank is there to provide nourishment.

Maternity and Parenting Classes

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

Saint Luke's Hospital’s brand new, spacious birthing suites offer a comforting environment for labor and delivery. And our maternity unit features private rooms where your baby can spend as much time with you in the room as you wish. In addition, Saint Luke’s features:

When it comes time to welcome your baby into the world, Saint Luke's Hospital offers experienced doctors, nurses, lactation consultants, and more to ensure you and your newborn receive special care after your delivery.

Before the big day

More than 2,200 babies are born each year at Saint Luke's Hospital. Expectant families are invited to see why – during a tour of our maternity unit. In addition, we offer a wide variety of childbirth and parenting classes. Search for a class online, or call Saint Luke’s Concierge at 816-932-5100.

Support Services

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> Additional Maternity Services at Saint Luke’s

Saint Luke’s Hospital
4401 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
  • 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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  • I spent the first six weeks of my life at Saint Luke’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I was born 10 weeks early and weighed 3 pounds. My dad could hold me in the palm of his hand.

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  • 01/20/2018 - 9:00am
    Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City - Peet Center Conference Room

    During All About Birth, we will help you prepare for what you might expect during your labor, birth and postpartum. Our class combines interaction with our knowledgeable childbirth educators and online resources for your continued learning. Please bring two pillows, and a blanket.  Dress comfortably for floor exercises. $60/Up to 2 people may attend.

  • 01/29/2018 - 7:00pm
    Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City - Peet Center Conference Room

    Get the latest information on baby care basics, safety, early brain development and common new parent concerns in this interactive class. $15/Up to 2 people may attend.

  • 01/31/2018 - 6:30pm
    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.


  • Hear neonatologist Barbara Carr, M.D., discuss Saint Luke’s neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and the broad range of treatments used to care for pre-term infants and the support offered to parents.
  • Hear Stephanie Howard, R.D., of the Kansas City Regional Human Milk Bank at Saint Luke’s discuss the benefits of human milk for babies, how Saint Luke’s works with donors, and the screening process to become a donor.
  • Anesthesia: 816-923-2033
  • Billing: 816-932-5678
  • Birth certificates: 816-932-3396
  • Lactation services: 816-932-2511
  • Breast pumps: 816-932-6007
  • Maternity care coordinator: 816-932-9810
  • Parent & family education: 816-932-9810
  • Maternal & fetal medicine: 816-932-3585
  • NICU follow-up clinic: 816-932-2170
  • Teen clinic: 816-932-6100

WebNursery is the online service which allows parents to share newborn photos using a secure login. Visit Saint Luke's Hospital's WebNursery.