The beginning of this pregnancy brought a little bit of uncertainty as I dealt with the possibility of having complications from the Zika Virus. A month before I got pregnant my family had traveled to a Zika infested area and so strict monitoring was put in place when I found out I was pregnant. This resulted in lots of scans and being able to see my baby several times. Luckily, everything turned out great in my situation but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.
I’m so glad to know that should I need it, and for all the other Mom’s in Kansas City and surrounding areas that do need it, there is incredible help and resources at Children’s Mercy. With a highly trained staff specializing in the care of children, this is a great resource for our community.
Since the labor and delivery unit at Children’s Mercy is specifically for healthy Mom’s with sick babies they only deliver about 100 babies a year. In the 6 years they have been functioning they have delivered 703 babies. Since they aren’t always busy they are constantly doing simulations to keep their training and skills up to date and sharp.