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Research Medical Center
ER of Brookside

Maternity & Obstetrics

design your birthing experience with hospital amenities that keep your comfortable and relaxed.

Amenities like Private Suitesare important to me.

Every pregnancy is unique. Your experience should be too. Design your birthing experience with Research Medical Center. From spacious maternity and birthing suites to gourmet meals to music playlists, we keep moms comfortable and relaxed while they await baby's birth.

No matter how far along you are, Research Medical Center in Kansas City provides the best care for you and your unborn child. Learn about some of the services we offer for expectant parents. Also take a look at the testing and screening section to find out more about your child before he or she is even born. With services such as nurse midwives, you’ll be in good hands at Research Medical Center. Some of our other services include:

  • Lactation consultants
  • Baby warmers
  • Group tours

Nurse Midwives

Research Medical Center’s team includes certified nurse midwives who provide the mother with education, counseling and hands-on assistance through both pregnancy and labor and delivery. Our certified nurse midwives have established excellence in midwifery, reflecting a philosophy of care that is directed at the woman and her individual reproductive needs. Midwives are appropriate for low-risk pregnancies (60 to 80 percent of all pregnancies are low-risk). A midwife usually offers a variety of options and seeks to eliminate or minimize interventions, with services including:

  • Annual gynecologic exams
  • Breast-feeding guidance and support
  • Doula referral services
  • Family planning
  • Father-assisted birth
  • Preconception and prenatal care
  • Labor and delivery support
  • Newborn care
  • Menopausal management
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

Our nurse midwives have clinic locations in the north and south Kansas City area, providing convenient access to the care you're looking for.

Make an Appointment with a Midwife

Comprehensive Care

When you decide to add a new member to your family, Research Medical Center can help you along the way. We provide step-by-step advice and instructions for any issues or concerns such as:

  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Ectopic/tubal pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Inappropriate lactation
  • Miscarriage
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Placenta previa
  • Placental abruption
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
  • Pre-eclampsia/toxemia
  • Premature birth

Diagnostics and Testing

Research Medical Center uses advanced testing to precisely indicate any issues or problems. These tests could include:

Prenatal screenings for the mother

  • Blood pressure
  • Blood tests for type and Rh factor
  • Microbiological examinations for infections
  • Psychological Aspects of Screening
  • Urine tests

Prenatal screenings for the baby

  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic Villi Screening (CVS)
  • Maternal Serum Alpha-Fetoprotein (MSAFP)
  • Non-stress Test (NST)/Biophysical Profile (BPP)
  • Nucha Translucency (NT)
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling
  • Ultrasound

Ultrasound screenings are used to detect

  • Number of babies
  • Age of the baby
  • Size and rate of growth
  • Heart rate, breathing, position and movement
  • Location of the placenta
  • Amount of amniotic fluid present
  • Certain types of birth defects (heart, head, chest, spine, limbs)
  • Blood flow
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Causes of bleeding or pain