Physiologic birth

​​Contracted with ALL commercial insurance plans and Kancare United Healthcare. Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept Missouri Medicaid plans at this time.  

*Just because we may not be listed does not mean we are not in-network - call if you are unsure.

Julie A. Gorenc, CNM & Kara D. Winkler, CNM

                     2017 quick stats thru April:- 90% non-medicated vaginal birth rate!

83% vaginal delivery rate (c/s for: failed VBA2C, maternal indication, fetal indication, failed VBAC)

Our partners

Our collaborating physician is board-certified and on staff at our hospital, Shawnee Mission Medical Center; both are very supportive of the care that we provide.

  Why Choose a Nurse-Midwife

Nurse-Midwives care for obstetrical and gynecological patients throughout a women's lifetime.  Julie and Kara are dedicated to supporting you throughout this wonderful journey of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

Our History

Julie and Kara have over 30 years of combined experience in caring for women of all ages.  Together, they have delivered over 2000 babies.  They believe passionately in physiologic birth.

*PLEASE NOTE - July Meet and Greet is on the second thursday- Thursday July 13, 11am-1pm and 5pm-7pm.  Anyone interested in our practice is invited!!

Improved outcomes
Personalized and attentive care
Informed consent
VBAC friendly

​​Midwife Partners in Women's Wellness, LLC

Kansas City's only Nurse-Midwife owned, non-interventive, hospital-based midwifery service invites you to come experience a unique concept of personalized prenatal care in a relaxed, home-like, non-clinical, and intimate environment.​​

Supportive nursing staff

Improved patient satisfaction

Is your provider VBAC friendly or VBAC tolerant? Make sure you know the difference!

Labor support


​Supportive back-up physician

​Here are some reviews from our Facebook page:

"they made our delivery a great experience" - ka

"they provide the most outstanding care I could have wished for" - ac

"thrilled with our labor and delivery as well as prenatal care" - kw

"this is the kind of care all women deserve" - wm

"they never doubted that I could do it" - eg

"excellent pregnancy/birthing experience" - bp

"they love what they do and it really shows" - jm

​"made my first birthing experience everything I could have hoped for" - ah

"this was by far the best labor and delivery experience" - cr

"beyond pleased with the support I received" - bl