The Wesley BirthCare Center is specially designed for women who expect a low-risk birth. Located just north of the main Wesley building, this facility is specifically designed for expecting mothers and their newborn’s care and comfort.
Why choose our birth center?
The Wesley BirthCare Center has 20 birthing suites. Labor, deliver, recovery and the subsequent stay all take place in the same comfortable room where mother and baby stay together. To make the suites more like home, each includes a family room and private bathroom in addition to the mother’s room. The center has two kitchen areas and a playroom for young brothers and sisters. Tours of the Wesley BirthCare Center are available.
This birth center is staffed by some of the best obstetricians and nurses in the state. Our exceptional medical team is here to make sure your delivery is as comfortable as possible. We have the experience and most advanced equipment to give you and your baby the best care possible in all of Kansas.
If complications develop while you are at the Wesley BirthCare Center, your obstetrician will decide whether to perform the delivery there, where emergency cesarean section rooms are available, or transfer you to the Wesley Women’s Hospital, which is connected to Wesley BirthCare Center by an underground walkway.
Baby-Friendly birth center
Wesley is the first and only hospital in Kansas to be designated a Baby-Friendly birth center. The Baby-Friendly initiative encourages skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns and rooming in. Both practices encourage bonding and improve the newborn’s ability to breast-feed. Wesley follows the Ten Steps to Successful Breast-feeding guidelines that offer mothers information, confidence and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.
When to come to the Wesley BirthCare Center
Women admitted to the Wesley BirthCare Center must be in active labor or their water must have broken (amniotic fluid must be leaking).
Sometimes it is difficult to decide when to come to the hospital. If you think you may be in labor, call your doctor or come to the birth center. If you are not in active labor you may return home, where you will be more comfortable.