The Birthing Center is on the third floor of Medical Plaza East. Doors are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Post-partum rooms are on the second floor of the main hospital building. After hours, enter through the Emergency Room.
Watch this video for a virtual tour!
Delivering your baby at Liberty Hospital offers the best of all worlds. We provide warm, personal attention in a comfortable setting. And our highly qualified obstetric and neonatal nurses take care of you and your newborn in a state-of-the-art medical facility.
Childbirth education classes online
Due to COVID-19, all in-person classes are suspended. To meet the needs of our parents, we have recorded these classes and made them available via video.
Class covers the mechanics of the labor and birth process and is meant to be completed along with our Yomingo online learning app. This is not a Lamaze class, but time will be spent learning breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as comfort measures and the role of the coach.
This class provides information for expectant families about the basics of caring for a newborn baby. Watch 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. Watch video.
Liberty Hospital offers anytime, anywhere parent education powered by YoMingo®, an education program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information. It includes the tools and support you need at every stage.
YoMingo gives you access to:
- Evidence-based information on prenatal care, labor and birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and newborn care, including lots of videos
- Kick counter, contraction timer, personal journal, feeding log, immunization log and other tools
This education powered is available on any device with an internet connection and also as a mobile app called myYoMingo. It also comes in multiple languages.
Register for the program and follow the instructions. Once you have registered, you will receive an email invitation from firstname.lastname@example.org where you can create a unique password and login. Then, you can also download the mobile app version by searching your app store for "myYoMingo."
Disclaimer: 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.
Schedule a pre-admission review
Call 816.792.7229 to schedule your review between your 30th and 34th week of pregnancy. A pre-admission review allows you to talk one-on-one with a Birthing Center registered nurse. It takes about an hour to complete. The nurse will complete your health profile before going into labor. This will shorten your admission process and allow 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.
Select your baby's 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 your friends. Check credentials. And when you narrow the choices, schedule a consultation prior to birth so that you can discuss the physician's philosophy on issues such as breastfeeding, childcare and immunizations.
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.
- Two or more bed pillows.
- Hand fan.
- Lip balm.
- Healthy food for support person.
- Cards, books, videos/DVDs and any other time-passers.
- Pair of socks.
- Focal point.
- Massage tools, if desired.
- Camera and film or video recorder with extra batteries.
- Toiletries for mom and support person.
- Slippers and bathrobe.
- Change of clothes for mom and baby.
- Reading and writing material.
- Change for vending machines.
- Bra and panties (nursing bra if nursing).
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.
Our Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) specializes in caring for babies who need a higher level of care. We care for babies 34-weeks and greater and provide oxygen delivery, phototherapy for jaundice treatment, IV therapy including antibiotics, monitoring and treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. Included in the Neonatal Team, we have Neonatal Nurse Practitioners at The Birthing Center 24/7 who 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 is the only program in the Kansas City area that offers a free boarding program. When the mom is discharged before her baby, she can stay on the unit free of charge as long as space is available. If space if not available, The Birthing Center will make arrangements for her to stay on campus in The TreeHouse.
Your Neonatal Team comprises:
- Lactation Registered Nurse
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
- NICU Registered Nurse
- Respiratory Therapist
- Social Worker