Childbirth centers in Wichita, Kansas
For almost a century, Wesley Healthcare has helped welcome babies into the world. Whether you are experiencing a routine or high-risk pregnancy, our obstetricians and childbirth center staff in Wichita will provide you and your baby with excellent, compassionate care.
For more information about our childbirth centers, please call (316) 962-3627.
The birth of a child is one of the most exciting, fulfilling events life has to offer. Every baby is unique, and every mother and family is special.
Wesley Healthcare supports you and your family during and after birth. We encourage you and your doctor to develop your own “birth plan,” which outlines your wishes for your labor and delivery. You can make your own choices regarding pain management, birthing method, family involvement and more.
Should you need handicap access or interpretive services, please let us know, and we will ensure your needs are met. It is the policy of Wesley Healthcare not to discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, our program and activities.
Your OB pre-admission testing appointment
We welcome you to a special OB PAT appointment when you are in your third trimester. During this appointment, located at our Birth Care Suites, you and one of our experienced labor and delivery nurses discuss:
- How to pre-register for your hospital stay
- The admission process upon arrival
- A brief health history
- What type of birth experience you are planning to have
- Questions about breastfeeding and bottle-feeding
- What to expect if you are having a high-risk pregnancy
- If you are considering doula care
Appointments are approximately 45 minutes in duration and are available Monday through Friday.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not offering live tours of the birth center at Wesley Medical Center or Wesley Birth Care Suites at this time. Feel free to view the following videos to familiarize yourself with our facilities.
Wesley offers a variety of maternity classes, ranging from breastfeeding to caring for your new baby. Due to the pandemic, all of our maternity classes are being conducted online at this time, and are offered free of charge.
To sign-up for a maternity class, register online or call (316) 962-2290.
Two convenient labor and delivery locations
Wesley Healthcare offers two childbirth centers for labor and delivery in Wichita. Both facilities have the finest medical and nursing personnel, as well as the latest technologies on-hand. Both locations welcome family and are designated as BlueDistinction® specialty centers for maternity care.
Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
Wesley Healthcare's NICU has neonatologists available 24/7 to care for premature and ill newborns. You can be confident that your baby will receive compassionate, expert care in our NICU, and we encourage you to visit your baby as often as his or her condition allows.
To make an appointment with a Wesley maternal-fetal specialist, please have your OB/GYN call (316) 962-7188.
From breastfeeding support to helping you learn to care for your newborn, our postpartum care services ensure you have the resources you need to confidently care for yourself and your new baby.
Maternity nurse navigator
Expecting a baby comes with so much to think about. At Wesley Healthcare, our goal is to help you feel confident throughout your pregnancy and help you be as prepared as possible for the big day.
Your maternity nurse navigator is your guide, advocate and friend for your journey to parenthood. She will make the complicated more understandable, the overwhelming more manageable and the overall healthcare experience more patient-centered.
To schedule an appointment with a maternity nurse navigator, please call (316) 962-4784.
Maternity nurse navigator
Morgan Tracy, BSN, RN
“I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wichita State University in 2009. I have worked at Wesley Healthcare for 10 years, seven of which have been spent in labor and delivery.
I have learned so much about all the intricacies of each pregnancy and how every pregnancy and delivery is different. Not only have I experienced Wesley Healthcare as an employee but also as a patient.
Wesley is where I delivered my children, from normal pregnancies to an emergency C-section and a successful VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). I have experienced the amazing care from our expertly trained nurses, physicians, delivery team, lactation specialists and NICU. I have also experienced the more difficult part of pregnancies that end in miscarriage. Wesley has been able to cover the gamut of all I could and could not expect with pregnancy, care and support.
Many of my family have used labor and delivery services at Wesley Healthcare, including my grandmother, mother and sister-in-law, and I would not want them to go anywhere else, as Wesley has the best care and support services available.
Perinatal nurse navigator
Jolinda Kelley, BSN, RN
A graduate of Newman University, Jolinda has worked with women in Wesley’s antepartum and gynecological surgery unit for more than 15 years. She is a current foster parent who has cared for more than 50 children, all of whom have had additional mental or physical needs.
As a result, she is well acquainted with the various social services available and understands the emotional needs of parents dealing with serious issues involving their children.