Frequently Asked Questions
We take many insurance plans. It is always a good idea, however, to check with your individual insurance carrier to see if Perinatal Specialists of Kansas City is listed under their plan. You may also call our office at (913) 291-0069 to verify that we are part of your plan.
If you have pre-existing medical conditions, have had high-risk pregnancies in the past, and/or have a predisposition to genetic disorders, you may benefit from consulting with our team before trying to get pregnant. We can help by working with you to address medical concerns or recommend lifestyle changes that can help you have a healthier pregnancy and reduce your risk level.
Outside of our normal business hours, you should contact your primary provider if you have questions or you are concerned about your health or your baby’s health. If it is a medical emergency, please call 911. Non-emergent calls are returned the following business day.
In most situations, postpartum care continues with your delivering provider. This means that patients typically do not return to our office immediately after delivery.
No, your primary provider will deliver your baby. We collaborate and consult together with them before and during your pregnancy, but we do not attend births.
A perinatal specialist (also known as a perinatologist or maternal-fetal medicine specialist) is an OB/GYN who has additional training and expertise in maternal-fetal care and high-risk pregnancies. High-risk pregnancies usually require the expertise of a perinatal specialist who collaborates with your primary provider and coordinates a plan of care.
Perinatal Specialists of Kansas City also offers state-of-the-art screenings and tests, diagnostic ultrasounds, medical procedures, and advanced monitoring options.
A pregnancy may be considered high risk if the mother or baby have a condition that raises the risk of complications before, during, or after childbirth.
If you’ve been told you have a high-risk pregnancy, we know that term can be scary to hear. However, many patients who have high-risk pregnancies have a normal pregnancy and birth experience, but just need extra monitoring and specialized care.
Our team of compassionate specialists have extensive medical experience caring for women and babies with complex medical conditions.