Just steps away from Mercy Hospital South's Labor and Delivery Unit, our Maternal and Fetal Health Center offers the latest technology and advanced care to women who have high-risk conditions or complications during pregnancy.
The Maternal and Fetal Health Center is staffed by board-certified maternal-fetal specialists (also known as perinatologists), who work together with your obstetrician to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy and birth. Services offered include:
The Maternal and Fetal Health Center at Mercy Hospital South has been recognized with the AlUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation for Fetal Echocardiology, one of only two certified centers in the St. Louis area, the other being Mercy Maternal and Fetal Health Center at Mercy Hospital St Louis. A fetal echocardiogram is a detailed ultrasound of the fetal heart completed when there is a high risk potential for a fetal heart abnormality or when a fetal heart abnormality is suspected during a routine fetal ultrasound. It gives a better view of the structure and function of an unborn child’s heart.
Mercy achieved this recognition through voluntary assessment which includes the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment maintenance; documentation; storage, and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including: