When moms and babies are healthy, everyone benefits - and delivering your baby at Liberty Hospital offers the best of all worlds for your whole family. We combine personalized attention and specialized care for a premier patient experience. Our highly skilled obstetric and neonatal nurses take care of you and your newborn in a state-of-the-art medical facility with all the comfortable amenities of home.
Take a virtual tour
Get your first look at Liberty Hospital Birthing Center by watching the video below. Call us at 816.792.7229 if you'd like to schedule an in-person tour.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Our Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) specializes in caring for babies who need a higher level of care. We care for babies delivered at 34 weeks and later, providing oxygen delivery, phototherapy for jaundice treatment, IV therapy including antibiotics, monitoring and treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. Our NICU is staffed with Neonatal Nurse Practitioners who provide around-the-clock care and collaborate with a Children’s Mercy Neonatologist to provide the best possible care for your baby.
And, because we understand how important it is for mom and baby to stay together, especially if they are breastfeeding, Liberty Hospital offers a unique free boarding program. When a mom is discharged before her baby, she can remain in the unit free of charge if space is available. If space if unavailable, the Birthing Center will make arrangements for her to stay on campus at The TreeHouse. Your Neonatal Team includes:
- Lactation Registered Nurse
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
- NICU Registered Nurse
- Respiratory Therapist
- Social Worker
Childbirth class & infant care education
We offer free educational classes and resources to assist you and your family through pregnancy, birth and after you've brought your baby home. Classes are available in person and online. Click here to view and register for upcoming classes. To learn more about our most popular educational programs, click on a topic below:
This class covers the mechanics of the labor and birth process. It is meant to be completed alongside our Yomingo online learning app. While not a Lamaze class, time will be spent learning breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures and the role of your labor coach during delivery. Register now.
This class provides information for expectant families about the basics of caring for a newborn baby. Register now, and learn more about the basics of newborn care in this video.
This class provides information for expectant families about the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. Our services are coordinated by a Certified Lactation Consultant. Register now.
This 30-minute small group is for mothers and infants. You will meet with a lactation consultant and have the opportunity to ask questions and weigh your baby. Appointments for this class are limited, so register now.
Liberty Hospital offers anytime, anywhere parent education powered by YoMingo®, an education program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information (multiple languages are available). It includes the tools and support you need at every stage, including evidence-based information on prenatal care, labor and birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and newborn care. Visit our YoMingo page now to learn more, register in the app, login, and begin learning. Already registered? Log in to YoMingo.
The information in YoMingo® is NOT intended to take the place of a healthcare provider or any information that your healthcare provider has discussed with you about your own personal health. It is imperative and advised that you find care and work with your healthcare provider to keep yourself healthy and safe. Always call your healthcare provider with any questions you may have. By creating an account in YoMingo, you have verified that you have read and agree to this disclaimer.
Preparing for your delivery
The big day is almost here. Are you ready? Here are some things to help prepare for your delivery at Liberty Hospital.
1. Schedule your pre-admission review.
Call 816.792.7229 to schedule your pre-admission review between your 30th and 34th week of pregnancy. This review takes about one hour, and it allows you to talk one-on-one with a registered nurse here in the Birthing Center. The nurse will complete your health profile in advance of your delivery day, which shortens your admission process while you're in labor and allows your healthcare providers to prepare for your care in advance.
During your pre-admission review, a nurse will:
- Review your medical history, including immunizations.
- Discuss past to current pregnancies.
- Provide a list of pediatricians if you haven't chosen one.
- Assist in department referrals, such as Social Services or the Birthing Center lactation consultant.
- Answer any questions you may have about the Birthing Center or discuss your childbirth expectations.
2. Select your baby's doctor (pediatrician or family medicine physician).
It's time to start thinking about your baby's physician. In fact, we encourage you to do some homework before your baby arrives and select a physician. Ask friends for recommendations and check credentials. Once you've narrowed your choices, schedule a consultation before birth to discuss discuss the physician's philosophy on issues such as breastfeeding, childcare and immunizations. Liberty Hospital is affiliated with providers from Children’s Mercy who provide comprehensive care to well newborns who have not been assigned to a pediatrician at birth.
3. Prepare for baby's arrival.
Click on the topics below to learn more:
It's always nice to avoid surprises. That's why we suggest that you check out the specifics of your insurance policy now. That way, you'll understand the extent of your coverage before arriving at the hospital. If you have questions about your coverage, call your insurance company.
Here are the items we suggest you bring with you when you arrive for your delivery. It is helpful to have your bag packed at least two weeks prior to your delivery date.
- lip balm
- snacks for support person
- focal point
- massage tools, if desired
- phone and charger
- toiletries for mom and support person
- clothes for mom, baby and support person
- nursing bra and nursing pads
State law requires that your baby ride in a car safety seat at all times. This means we cannot discharge your baby until we know he or she is in a car seat. We encourage you to visit the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's website to locate a car seat inspection station in the area or to find out about car seat recalls.
Personalized care & guidance
As a mom, you're always there for others, so we're here for you. Our team combines high-quality care with premier comfort for mom, baby and the whole family. When it's time for your little miracle to arrive, you'll be glad you chose Liberty Hospital Birthing Center.