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:
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.
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.
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
Antepartum Unit Nurse Manager
Perinatal Outreach Services