Mercy Clinic Maternal and Fetal Health - Medical Tower B

621 S. New Ballas Road, Tower B
Suite 2007B
St. Louis, MO 63141
Fax: (314) 991-5035
Hours of Operation:
By appointment only. Please call to schedule.

Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians at Mercy Clinic Maternal and Fetal Health - Medical Tower B, St. Louis, are high-risk obstetricians, also known as perinatologists. They are trained in obstetrics and gynecology and have an in-depth understanding of pregnancy complications and treatments. 

A pregnant woman may be referred to an MFM specialist for a variety of reasons. Many women are referred for prenatal testing to evaluate fetal growth and other characteristics. Others may have a medical condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or develop complications which require close monitoring and care.

Mercy Clinic MFM specialists work in collaboration with obstetricians to provide care for high-risk women through consultation, co-management of a woman's pregnancy, total care (including prenatal care and delivery) and direction of care before (pre-conception), during and after pregnancy.

MFM Diabetes in Pregnancy Program

The Mercy Clinic MFM Diabetes in Pregnancy Program includes certified diabetes educators (CDE) and perinatal nurses who have special training in diabetes management and education in pregnancy. Our program focus is caring for women preconception and during pregnancy with Type 1 diabetes  including insulin pump therapy) and Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes. We also provide postpartum follow-up and coordination with OB/GYN, endocrinology and primary care physicians.

Diabetes Class

Taught by a certified diabetic educator and offered to all women with gestational diabetes or any other diabetic patient in need of education:

  • Meets weekly
  • Small classes with 3-7 people
  • Class length: three hours
  • Education about diabetes effects in pregnancy
  • Individualized food and nutrition recommendations and education
  • Provides glucometer and supplies, as well as instruction on use

Individual one-on-one appointments with certified diabetes educators are available as needed.

MFM Telehealth Consultation

We also offer patients and referring physicians health-related services through telecommunications technologies, including videoconferencing, the internet and store-and-forward imaging.

Telehealth consultation is used in caring for our at-risk maternity patients at the following Mercy Maternal and Fetal Health Centers:

  • Mercy Maternal and Fetal Health Center - Maryville, Illinois
  • Mercy Maternal and Fetal Health Center - O'Fallon, MO
  • Mercy Hospital Jefferson
  • Mercy Hospital Washington

Our Providers

James A. Bartelsmeyer, MD, Mercy
Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Mercy Clinic
Jennifer Lynn Hawn, NP, Mercy
Mercy Clinic
Amanda Sue Trudell, DO, Mercy
Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Mercy Clinic
Ivana M. Vettraino, MD, Mercy
Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Mercy Clinic