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Julie Gorenc CNM, CPM
Kara Winkler CNM, CPM

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Julie Gorenc CNM, CPM
Kara Winkler CNM, CPM

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Now offering telemedicine services-Click for available time


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Midwife Partners Birth Truth

Coming soon - a podcast hosted by Julie and Kara that will delve into the truth about how they, as  midwives,  have  witnessed  the  birth process  in the US,  discussions with  families about  their  personal  experiences,  and  more  birth-related information.   Watch for  the  Launch!


Save the dates!

Upcoming events

- November 14 - 1:15, at Home Holistic in downtown Overland Park, (7927  Floyd  St,  Overland  Park),  we will host a showing of ”Why Not Home” with general information about homebirth as well as a question and answer session,  and  a brief video of a  dad’s  experience!


Trusting Birth and Empowering Families

Pregnancy Health

A healthy pregnancy begins with a trusted and supportive relationship with your care attendants.  Our first prenatal visit with you and your family typically lasts 90-120 minutes, and follow up visits may last 30-60 minutes.  We take the time to address your physical and emotional needs to ensure that your prenatal experience is one that you will cherish.  Visits will take place at our home-like office setting, and we will visit you in your home at 36 weeks.

Labor and Birth

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Your home is the most familiar and peaceful place for you to birth your sweet baby.  Both Kara and Julie will typically attend your birth together. You will have the freedom and support to invite those that you desire to attend this most awesome event.  You will be encouraged to eat and drink, change positions, rest, walk, labor in a birth tub, and even deliver in the tub if you so desire.    You  will  get  to  recover  in  your  own  bed to  snuggle  your  baby.  We honor our mamas, as they are the true givers of life.  After your birth, we remain with you and your newborn for typically 2-3 hours.

Postpartum and Newborn Care

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A  return visit to your home is made 24-48 hours after your delivery, to assess you and  your  baby’s wellbeing.  We assess breastfeeding and baby’s weight, collect the newborn screening, and gather any needed information for the filing of the birth certificate.  Follow-up is then in our office at 1-2 wks, 6 wks, and at any other time that may be necessary. 



After you establish care with us, 

you will have 24/7 access to us through text or phone through 3 months postpartum. We then can care for all of your gynecological needs as well. 


Why Homebirth

Why do families choose homebirth And How safe is it?

As  providers  of  homebirth  services,  we  treat our  women  and  families  with  respect  and  believe  in  client  autonomy.   We  believe in  true  informed  consent.   Cervical  exams  are  never  done (during  prenatal  visits  or  even  in  labor  -  especially  when  membranes  have  ruptured)  unless there  is an absolute  need  to  know,  and  only  after  receiving  consent.    Movement  and  position  changes  are  encouraged  in  labor,  as  is  eating  and  drinking during  this  most  physical  time  for  your  body.    There  is  never pressure of  time unless  there  is  some  concern  for  mom  or  baby  -  time  and  patience  will  nearly always  result  in  a  vaginal  delivery  without  the  addition  of  any  medications  to  speed  up  labor.   Homebirth  is  also  healing  for  women  who may  have  had  a  traumatic  previous  delivery.   

Planned  homebirth  is  as  safe,  if  not  safer,  than  hospital  birth.    Especially  for  those  women  who  had  very  fast  previous  deliveries  -  it  is  much  safer  to  be  at  home  than  to  be  speeding  to  the  hospital  only to  deliver  in  the  wheelchair,  the  lobby  or  the  hallway,  or  to  actually  deliver  your  baby  in  the  car.    As  homebirth  midwives  we  carry  all  necessary  emergency  equipment  and  know  when  transport  is  necessary.

There’s  no  place  like  home.

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Julie and Kara

Long-term friendship

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Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) since 2000 and 2005, always having worked together, we make a great team.  Our mutual respect is obvious, and we work so well together to provide intimate and personalized care.

Great minds think alike

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Always growing and learning, we believe that birth is physiological and after many years of hospital delivery, we have finally come home to  homebirth where we could not be happier.  Julie is also a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife) and Kara is working towards this as well.

Birth and Moms Matter

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We practice true midwifery care - we  believe in women, in birth, and in the age-old concepts of support, patience and respect in order to provide the best environment for a peaceful and rewarding birth experience.


Homebirth Statistics 7/2018-9/2019

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Planned Homebirth Statistics 7/2018-9/2019

95% Homebirth Success/5% transfer rate

Of six moms who delivered in the hospital after planning homebirth, three were actually admitted to the hospital prior to labor for medical reasons and thus are not considered in the transfer rate; for transfer from planned homebirth, reasons were pain relief and exhaustion, and attempt at vaginal birth after cesarean with prolonged second stage. 

79% Homebirth success for first-time moms

For the three moms who had hospital births, one was a vaginal birth after induction for a medical reason; one was a vaginal birth after transfer for pain relief and exhaustion; and one was a c/s for failure to progress.

75% successful VBAC rate

7% c/s rate


How much does homebirth cost?

It is often said that birth is an investment.    In other words, families must decide what is important to them and what do they wish to get out of one of the most joyful experiences in their lives.  What do they want to spend their money on?  Do they care if, at the end of the experience, they feel that they got their money’s worth?  That they would do it all over again? Do they feel that relationships are important? That their feelings and wishes are honored? That they will remember their experience forever in a positive way and look back on it in happiness?  Because every mother, and even their partners, will always remember their birth experiences for the rest of their lives. 

Care provided by homebirth midwives is very different than the traditional physician/hospital experience.  We become a part of your family.  We walk the journey with you.  We are there for you.  We support and honor you.  While our care is more comprehensive, the cost for such care is actually a lot less than that of hospital-based care.

While we are in-network with most insurance companies, your cost can vary depending on their reimbursement to us.  Unfortunately, some insurance companies do not quite get how much they are saving by not paying the hospital, and you may have to advocate for yourself if they fail to acknowledge their responsibility to both you and to us.  Nonetheless, typically homebirth will cost less than hospital birth, as most families will have deductibles and co-insurance.   Please contact us if you have more questions.


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In network with most insurance companies - feel free to call with questions

Midwife Partners Homebirth

9710 Rosehill Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215, United States

P 913-544-2560 Please leave a message if we do not answer, even on the days that we are not in the office, and even if the phone has been forwarded to our cell phones F 888-796-4551 email: midwifepartners@neb.twcbc.com

Hours

Monday,  Thursday,  Friday:  9am - 5pm

Flexibility  in  scheduling  is  a  possibility

Saturday:  Closed

Sunday: Closed


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