Amberwell Hiawatha offers excellent obstetrical care. Our staff is dedicated and passionate about their profession. We have amazing physicians and nursing staff that take great pride in staying up to date on current obstetric and newborn standards of care.
Our team is very proactive and takes advantage of any additional educational opportunities and certifications beyond the minimum requirements. In doing so, this enhances our knowledge and ensures we are providing the highest quality of care to our patients. We strive to make sure that the safety and security of your labor and postpartum experience goes above and beyond your expectations.
Our team provides specialized and individualized care during pregnancy, labor, postpartum, breastfeeding, and newborn care in a quiet, home-like setting; conveniently located in Hiawatha. We encourage you to stop in and/or call so that we can begin planning for this very special event in your life.
Vermont Oxford Center of Excellence
Our Maternal Child Care Department achieved “Center of Excellence” designation by completing Vermont Oxford Network Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (VONNAS) training. This is a universal education program for birthing hospitals in Kansas for standardization of care in identification, evaluation, treatment and safe discharge of infants with NAS.
High 5 for Mother and Baby
Amberwell Hiawatha has recently implemented the High 5 program at our facility. This program promotes:
- Skin-to-skin right after birth
If you do desire, your baby will be placed on your chest right after birth so you and baby can bond.
- Nothing but breast milk
Your baby will thrive on your milk and nothing else unless medically indicated.
- “Rooming In”
Your baby may stay in your room (depending on delivery circumstances) so that you can learn your baby’s routine in regards to hunger cues.
- No pacifiers or bottle nipples
Your baby needs to learn how to nurse at the breast without the interference or confusion of pacifiers or bottle nipples.
- Breastfeeding resources
You will be given information for breastfeeding support in our community.
Maternal Care Physicians
The physicians below perform deliveries at Amberwell Hiawatha.
Maternal Care Resources
Amberwell Hiawatha’s breastfeeding support is free to the public and open to all moms who are breastfeeding, pumping or bottle feeding babies of all ages. Parents are encouraged to call if they have questions about breastfeeding, difficulty breastfeeding, want to see how much baby transfers in one feeding, or if they just want to see how much weight baby is gaining.
- Located in OB
- Available 24-7 by appointment only
- Conducted by Certified Lactation Counselors
- All breastfeeding patients will receive follow up calls with a Certified Lactation Counselor for support and assistance, in addition to anticipatory guidance during crucial breastfeeding points.
For more information please contact Maternal Care at Amberwell Hiawatha at 785-742-6234.
Childbirth Education Class
Join us for one of several free Childbirth Education Classes offered throughout the year. Bring your support partner and spend the day with nurses from our Maternal Care team. The class features a tour of our Maternal Care unit, a complimentary brunch, and gifts for all participants. You’ll enjoy a fun, interactive time and receive helpful information about labor and delivery, comfort techniques, newborn care, and more. All expectant mothers are welcome to the class, whether this is your first baby or your fifth.
To enroll in the class or for more information, please call 785-742-6234 and ask for an OB nurse.
Car Seat Safety
Car seat checks and education are available during your hospital stay or by appointment with our child passenger safety technicians. This service is free to the public. Free seats are available to those who qualify. Call 785-742-6234 to schedule your appointment.