Mercy Maternal and Fetal Health Center - St. Louis

615 S. New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
Fax: (314) 251-4995
Services are provided by Mercy Hospital St. Louis Learn more »
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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When pregnancy becomes complicated, you want doctors and nurses who can help you and your baby every step of the way.

At Mercy Maternal and Fetal Health Center - St. Louis, you’ll be cared for by some of the area’s most respected maternal and fetal medicine specialists. Our doctors work with your obstetrician to provide high-level care, including ultrasound and biophysical assessments and other sophisticated tests.

Additional services at our center include:

  • Non-stress testing to monitor fetal heart rate.
  • Biophysical profiles to observe baby's movement, breathing, muscle tone or amniotic fluid level.
  • Doppler flow studies to measure blood flowing to the baby and detect signs of heart problems.
  • Genetic counseling to provide information about birth defects, genetic disorders and genetic testing.

Interuterine Blood Transfusions

When maternal fetal medicine physicians find that a mother and baby have different RH-negative and Rh-positive blood types, they may have to do an interuterine blood transfusion of the baby before he or she is born. One recent case involved a baby girl who had 12 such transfusions while still in the womb, followed by seven more after she was born.  Now a healthy one-year-old, she recently returned to the Maternal Fetal Health Center with her mother and father to visit the team who saved her life. Watch the story about this on Fox 2.

Genetic Counseling

Doctors may recommend genetic counseling for a variety of pregnancy concerns. A genetic counselor is a health care professional trained to educate families about issues related to birth defects, genetic disorders and genetic testing.

At Mercy Maternal and Fetal Health Center - St. Louis, board-certified genetic counselors help you understand the possibilities for your family and explore the testing options available. Counselors offer support without pressure to pursue any specific test or procedure. Instead, you are encouraged to make your own decisions based on what you feel is best for your family.

Genetic counselors are not physicians, but they do work closely with your doctor to provide you with the best possible care. Check with your insurance carrier to determine whether genetic counseling is covered under your health insurance.

Maternal and Fetal Health Team

Mercy is the region's leader in high-risk pregnancy care. Our team of maternal and fetal medicine physicians, neonatologists, pediatric subspecialists, perinatal and obstetrical nurses, genetic counselors and sonographers provide world class expertise in diagnosing, treating and caring for moms with high-risk pregnancies.

With our state-of-the-art Maternity Welcome Center, Antepartum Unit, Labor and Birth Suites, Special Care Nursery and Level III (highest) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), we are here every step of the way to care for both you and your baby in a compassionate, healing environment.

 Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Physicians

Maternal Fetal Medicine Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Manager, Maternal Fetal Health Center and Fetal Care Team 
  • Elizabeth Slais, MSN, RN

Nurse Manager, Labor and Birth and Antepartum

  • Rebecca Stang, MSN, RN
Fetal Care Team Nurse Coordinators

Genetic Counselors

  • Erin Beaver, MS, LCGC
  • Ismam Islam, MS

Perinatal Outreach Services

  • Laura J Sease, BSN, RN, MA  (Director)
  • Mandie Schoemehl, BSN, RN, C-EFM (Perinatal Outreach Coordinator)

Our Other Locations

Mercy Maternal and Fetal Health Center - St. Louis

Mercy Maternal and Fetal Health Center - O'Fallon

Mercy Maternal and Fetal Health Center - Maryville

Mercy Childbirth Center - Washington


Our Providers

Asal Fathian, MD, Mercy
Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Mercy Clinic