To provide women and their families a safe and
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
Our birth center and women's health
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
Family centered care with the ability to have the baby with
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
Women's health care to women of all
ages including annual exams and Pap smears, family planning, and