How to request postpartum services
We want to meet the needs of postpartum mothers whose children are patients at Children's Mercy, but want to do so in the safest and most efficient way possible. If you did not deliver at the Fetal Health Center, here are the steps we recommend:
- Call your primary obstetrician (the doctor who delivered your baby).
- If contacting your primary obstetrician is not possible, please call the Fetal Health Center at (816) 234-9330.
- This would be for a non-urgent complaint as a signed release of information for medical records must be completed and records must be received prior to scheduling an appointment.
- If you cannot wait 24-48 hours to schedule an appointment with the Fetal Heart Center, contact your primary obstetrician or go to the closest emergency department.
Postpartum preeclampsia is a serious condition related to high blood pressure that may happen within the first week after delivery. View this video by the Preeclampsia Foundation to learn the symptoms of postpartum preeclampsia and when you should seek medical attention.
In addition, use the links below to learn when to seek medical attention for different symptoms you may experience after giving birth.