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Our Vision

To provide women and their families a safe and welcoming retreat
that respects spiritual, physical, social, psychological, and economic needs.

BWHC opened in 2004 and is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment. It was built as a cooperative project by 10 Amish & Mennonite churches in Reno County who act as Board of Directors for this project.

Our center provides an alternative for childbearing families who anticipate a low-risk pregnancy and birth. We believe that childbearing is a normal event, not an illness. Within limits of safety, the entire birth experience can be as individualized as the client desires.

Our birth center and women's health center provide:

  • Prenatal care, birthing services, and postpartum care

  • Childbirth education classes

  • A homelike quiet rural setting that is ideal for natural childbirth.

  • Two cheerful private birth rooms each with its own bathroom, including large air jet tubs for labor relaxation.

  • A cozy kitchen-family room used to prepare meals, relax, and use as the family and the laboring mother choose.

  • Freedom to labor as the client chooses, with or without medication.

  • Family centered care with the ability to have the baby with the parents continuously.

  • Early discharge to home (average stay approximately 6 hours postpartum) with two follow-up home visits or phone calls, and 2 week and 6 week office visits.

  • Women's health care to women of all ages including annual exams and Pap smears, family planning, and gynecological care.