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Maternal Fetal Health

Ensuring the healthiest outcome for mom and baby

The Maternal Fetal Health Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center offers mothers and babies comprehensive care and treatment before, during and after high-risk or routine pregnancies–all in one convenient location. Our physicians provide everything needed for routine labor and deliveries, as well as all of the adult and pediatric subspecialty services needed to care for high-risk mothers and babies–that way mom and baby can stay together.

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Fetal Cardiology

Our skilled team of expert cardiologists trained in the evaluation and diagnosis of congenital heart defects. From the time of diagnosis until a baby returns home, our experts collaborate to ensure the very best care – before and after birth.

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Fetal and Pediatric Surgery

The Maternal Fetal Health Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive fetal and maternal care for women facing a pregnancy with a known fetal anomaly. We treat the range of fetal conditions, from twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), to gastroschisis and myelomeningocele.

Once a fetal anomaly is detected, our patients receive a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, which may include prenatal ultrasound, fetal echocardiogram and a fetal MRI, along with diagnosis-specific subspecialty consultations. An interdisciplinary team of fetal-care experts reviews every aspect of the evaluation and prepares recommendations for a plan of care for the patient and her family.

The team meets with the mother and her family to review the findings, explain the implications and share their recommendations. Throughout our diagnostic and treatment process, we partner with referring providers and welcome their involvement. In many cases, care of the pregnancy stays with the referring physician, and the team collaborates as a partner. This allows mothers to maintain their relationship with their primary OB or MFM.

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Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM)

When hearing that you may have a high-risk pregnancy, you may not know what this means. Your pregnancy is called high-risk if you and/or your baby have an increased chance of a health problem or medical complications. Our perinatologist’s specializes in high-risk pregnancies through delivery and after, following up to make sure you and your baby are recovering and doing well.

Our physicians collaborate with you and your primary OB to provide specialized care offering state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services, comprehensive genetic testing, management of complications of pregnancy including maternal medical conditions, high-risk labor and delivery and counseling services. We offer state expert fetal care including in utero therapy for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.

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Neonatology

The level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), is Johnson County’s most advanced NICU and serves our tiniest and most vulnerable patients which allows mother and baby to stay together–in one convenient location.

The unit is equipped and staffed to care for “micropreemies” born as early as 23 weeks and other newborns with serious health issues. Our experienced NICU team provides round-the-clock lifesaving care.

Whole Body Cooling

Overland Park Regional Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Johnson County to offer whole body cooling for infants in its NICU for our region. The NICU at Overland Park Regional Medical Center includes a multidisciplinary team of neonatologists, neurologists, therapists and nurses to provide care to infants who require whole body cooling.

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Antepartum Unit

During a complicated pregnancy, you may require more, and even around-the-clock, attention. The Antepartum Unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center provides inpatient care for high-risk women who need to be hospitalized before the birth of their children. We provide highly specialized care and monitoring to pregnant women with a variety of medical conditions, including pregnant women with diabetes, high blood pressure or cardiac complications, and in preventing preterm birth and managing fetal conditions or placenta abnormalities such as placenta previa or placenta accreta. Our staff works closely with your obstetrician to provide the best outcome for you and your baby. The obstetric and perinatal subspecialists at Overland Park Regional Medical Center are always available to support the needs of you and your baby.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Our 24-hour Pediatric inpatient and intensive care services for children, includes a medical-surgical inpatient unit and pediatric ICU is staffed by board-certified pediatric intensivists and specialists, all with pediatric specific training. Every room is private with a bathroom and expanded capacity, so parents can stay with their children in comfort.