Pregnancy & Birthing Resources
Few experiences compare to the joy of bringing a new baby into the world. Olathe Medical Center wants to ensure you and your family find the support and information you need to make the most of this special time-throughout pregnancy, labor, birth and post-partum. Here is some important information to help you know what to expect during each part of the journey. You can also >>Download our Pregnancy Planner.
>> Before You Conceive
>> First Trimester (weeks 1-12)
>> Second Trimester (weeks 13-24)
>> Third Trimester (weeks 24-40)
>> Labor and Delivery
The Birth Place at Olathe Medical Center provides a number of resources for breastfeeding moms. From prenatal breastfeeding education classes to free, weekly breastfeeding support groups, we are committed to assisting moms with this very special experience. Also available at The Birth Place are certified lactation consultants. Our consultants visit with breastfeeding moms before they leave the hospital.
Your lactation consultant may recommend some products to assist with breastfeeding. The AuBurn Pharmacy, located in The Doctor's Building I next to the hospital, also offers a wide variety of Medela products, including breast pumps for rental.
Childbirth and Parenting Classes
Olathe Medical Center offers a number of classes to help prepare families for their new arrival. We even offer an online class for childbirth preparation. Register early for best availability!
>> See a full list of childbirth and parenting classes at Olathe Medical Center.
Some of our most popular classes include:
>> Childbirth Preparation
Childbirth preparation techniques, emphasizing a family-centered approach to birth options, comfort measures, breathing techniques, partner coaching, informed choices and total body relaxation during labor and birth. Information on postpartum care, newborn care and safety is included in the five-week and online courses. A tour of The Birth Place is included. Class is available as a five-week course, an all-day class, an online self study or a refresher course.
This class is designed to prepare you for what to expect when breastfeeding your baby. Review basics of breastfeeding, including benefits to mom and baby, latch-on, frequency and length of feedings, and common problems and solutions. Learn what to look for to know that your baby is getting enough to eat. Hear an overview of information on pumping, collection & storage. Partners are highly encouraged to attend and it is recommended to attend the class at least 4-6 weeks before your due date. You can bring a doll (or stuffed bear) if you'd like to practice various feeding positions.
>> Infant Care
This class is for parents-to-be to learn the basics of baby care: how to hold, diaper, swaddle, care for the skin and umbilical cord, bathe a newborn, and take a temperature. Normal behaviors, signs of illness and when to call the doctor are reviewed. Standard newborn screening tests and hospital procedures are explained. Safety topics such as safe sleep practices (to reduce the risk of SIDS), car seat basics, and recognizing jaundice are addressed, as well as other common concerns. You'll take home many additional resources.
Infertility is defined as more than one year of unprotected intercourse without conception. Couples who struggle with getting pregnant should discuss their concerns with their doctor and/or see an infertility specialist.
Dr. Dan Gehlbach is a board-certified infertility physician at Olathe Medical Center. His practice, Midwest Reproductive Center, is located next to the hospital, in the Doctors Building I.
>> Visit Dr. Gehlbach's clinic website for more information.
Midwest Reproductive Center, P.A.
20375 W. 151st St., Suite 403
Olathe, KS 66061
Safe Sleep and Car Seat Safety
As you prepare for your new child, it's important to review safe sleep and safe travel information and ask questions of the experts while you're at Olathe Medical Center.
>> Read answers to the most common safe sleep and car seat safety questions we hear from new parents.
>> View a List of Car Seat Inspection Stations or call toll-free 866-732-8243. Most stations require an appointment, so plan ahead. Visit the National Highway and Transportation Administration or call 1-800-DASH-DOT for additional resources, including seat recall information.
>> Safe to Sleep