Resources to keep you informed and to give you options for your specific needs.

Most of these resources are focused around the areas of NE Kansas, Topeka, and Lawrence. There are a few resources for the Greater Kansas City area. I’ve included several links to hotlines and nationwide resources as well.

Birth Education – Birth Boot Camp Classes

Top City Doulas – a Collective serving the Topeka, Lawrence, NE Kansas and Kansas City areas – Deb Schirmacher, Janine Heincker, Lara Ksc and Julia Elliot – 763-370-9280 Offering classes and doula services.

Birth Boot Camp –

Birth Locations – Maternal and Neonatal support

  • Hiawatha Community Hospital – 300 Utah St, Hiawatha, KS 66434 – 785-742-2131 No NICU or VBACs, but will transfer as needed. High 5 Baby program
  • Atchison Community Hospital – 800 Ravenhill Drive, Atchison, KS 66002 – 913-367-2131 No NICU The hospital is recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care by BCBS.
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital – 325 Maine St, Lawrence, KS 66044 – 800-749-4144 Level II NICU – Offers prenatal birthing classes, sibling, and parenting courses.
  • Stormont Vail Hospital – 1500 SW 1oth Ave, Topeka, KS 66604 – 785-354-6000 Offers prenatal birthing classes, sibling and parenting courses. Stormont has been given the Five Star Excellence Award in Quality of Care
  • The University of Kansas Health System – St. Francis Campus – 1700 SW 7th St, Topeka, KS 66606 – 785-295-8000 – Baby-friendly birth location – Level II NICU

Maternal Support – Offices, Birth Centers and Midwives

Fertility Support


Doulas and Midwives

Lactation Support

  • La Leche League of Topeka, KS – 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604 Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 3rd Wednesday @ 6:30pm – 785-256-0260
  • La Leche League of Lawrence KS – 325 Maine St, Lawrence, KS 66044 Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 2nd Tuesday @7:00pm Darlene – 785-979-5532
  • New Parent and Breastfeeding Support Group, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Connect Care
  • Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc – – 800-944-9662
  • Mother’s Milk KS – – 785-748-4855 Serving Lawrence, Topeka, and Ottawa

Loss and Grief Support

Psychological Support

Other Support Services

Please contact me for help in finding additional services. These links will be updated periodically as services change. Deb Schirmacher, SBD – or 763-370-9280