Offering the area’s most experienced team to support high-risk pregnancies.
Ensuring the Healthiest Outcome for Mom and Baby
No hospital in the region has more experience supporting high-risk pregnancies than the Maternal Fetal Health Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
We understand your pregnancy requires extra attention and our team our team is here to help you through your journey. The Maternal-Fetal Health Center one of the leading Centers in the region, as we offer the area’s most experienced team to support high-risk pregnancies and the most advanced, comprehensive care to you and your baby. Our specialists work together as a team to coordinate all your needs in one convenient location. Our goal is to deliver exceptional, personalized care to your family.
What Makes Us a Maternal Fetal Health Center
Overland Park Regional Medical Center offers the region’s most advanced care for mother and baby. This includes:
- The region’s largest and most premier Antepartum Unit
- Johnson County’s most advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Midwest Neonatal Transport Team, with experienced and state-of-the-art Neonatology care based at Overland Park Regional Medical Center
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for the sickest children, supported by a General Pediatric Unit
- Immediate Access to Pediatric Sub-Specialty Physicians
- Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Room
High Risk Care for Mom
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.
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 multiples, 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.
High Risk Care For Baby
Our 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. We provide comprehensive care for all NICU babies, including advanced surgical care for micropreemies and other babies with serious health issue. Patients have access to a broad range of pediatric specialists including pediatric cardiology, pediatric neurology, pediatric general surgery and pediatric orthopedic surgery, and pediatric gastroenterology.
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.
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.
Clinical Nurse Navigation and Genetic Counseling
Getting answers and understanding babies’ medical conditions during complex health care situations such as high-risk pregnancy is an emotional experience. We offer a dedicated, highly educated and compassionate support team to help guide families during the process.
Perinatal Palliative Care and Bereavement
Some families who visit the Maternal Fetal Health Center learn that their baby is at high risk for dying either before or shortly after birth. Our Palliative Care team can help families prepare for the loss of a child and help you and your family in your time of need. We offer supportive services for families during these difficult times.
Our team can help families plan for the remainder of a pregnancy and the time around delivery. Our goal is to support your family as you face the unimaginable and to help you down a path of healing.
We do this by:
- Meeting with your family to discuss understanding of your baby’s condition
- Discussing the various clinical pathways for neonatal care upon delivery
- Helping you create a birth plan that is consistent with your hopes, goals and values
- Bolstering your family's coping strategies
- Exploring medical decision-making
- Considering memory making options
- Providing a safe environment for your family to talk about what you are experiencing
You and your family are supported in developing a palliative care birth plan — and this plan is shared with the medical and nursing staff to support your family’s wishes.