Delivering a Baby at University Health

This post is sponsored and written by University Health.

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Now what? 

Once you find out you are expecting and after the excitement begins to subside, you’ll face a lot of questions and need to quickly make many decisions. One important question – which maternity hospital should you choose to deliver your baby?

When first-time mom Basitat Kassim learned she was pregnant, she felt a little overwhelmed. “It’s a roller coaster of emotions,” Basitat said. “You’re happy, scared, and nervous.”

Basitat recently moved to Kansas City and had no idea where to get prenatal care and deliver her baby.  On the advice of a good friend, she chose University Health.  

“She (friend) said it was the best hospital for delivering babies,” Basitat said. “I decided to give it a try and it’s been great. It’s been a great experience.”

When it comes to delivering a baby in Kansas City, parents have a lot of choices. What sets University Health apart from all the others? For starters, a completely renovated state-of-the-art labor and delivery unit which includes: 

  • Spacious private birthing suites and post-partum recovery rooms 
  • Specially designed birthing beds 
  • En suite bathrooms with rainfall showerheads 
  • Touchscreen technology to control the TV, lights and room darkening shades 
  • And stunning downtown views of the Kansas City skyline 

The attention to detail is impressive. Dawn Cox, University Health Director of Perinatal Services, explains how thought went into every decision when designing the layout of each room. “Just the aesthetics of the room bring a really good peaceful feeling when you come in,” Cox said.   

State-of-the art equipment includes new labor beds that provide comfort and support during labor, radiant warmers and bassinets, allowing ease for both parent and provider, as well as oversized sinks for bathing a newborn.  

“These sinks are able to provide a nice comfortable place for newborn baths,” Cox said. “We can bring parents over to the sink and provide plenty of room for parent education while bathing their baby.”

“It’s like a fancy hotel room,” Basitat said. And when it comes to the staff, she describes them as, “Friendly, always there for your needs,” as well as extremely knowledgeable.  

While having a baby can be exciting and somewhat stressful at the same time, one thing is for certain – it is a time when each parent deserves to feel pampered. That’s the University Health difference – from the accommodations to attention given to moms by the experienced staff. 

Basitat had a successful delivery – a healthy and beautiful baby girl.   

She added with a smile, “I’m definitely happy to have had my baby here at University Health.”

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