High-Risk Pregnancy Team

Our team specializes in high-risk pregnancies, providing you and your baby personalized medical care that continues seamlessly throughout your pregnancy, delivery and after.

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Washington University Maternal-Fetal Medicine is a team of nationally recognized obstetric specialists with extensive training in maternal-fetal medicine including prenatal ultrasound and genetic screening.

We care for patients diagnosed with high-risk pregnancies, which could be the result of pre-existing medical conditions, pregnancy with twins, triplets or other multiples, or other complicating factors. When precious lives are on the line, we are here to provide you, your baby, and all of your family the best care available.

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Center for Women's Wellness & Fetal Health

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3023 N. Ballas Rd.
Building D, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63131

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Women's Health Center

Center for Outpatient Health
4901 Forest Park Ave.
7th Floor, Suite 710
St. Louis, MO 63108

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Meet our specialists

Washington University physicians are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. Some physicians may see patients at additional locations in the St. Louis region.

Director, The Fetal Care Center
Professor, Ob/Gyn

Division: Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound

Chief, Maternal Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound
Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn

Divisions: Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound, Clinical Research

Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn

Divisions: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Clinical Research

Assistant Professor, Oby/Gyn

Division: Maternal Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound

Vice Chair, Imaging
Professor, Ob/Gyn

Division: Maternal Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound

Professor, Ob/Gyn
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs

Division: Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound

Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn

Division: Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound

Chairman, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mitchell and Elaine Yanow Professor and Head, Ob/Gyn
Fellowship Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Divisions: Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound, Clinical Research

Vice Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Virginia S. Lang Professor, Ob/Gyn
Medical Director, Maternal-Fetal Transport

Division: Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound

Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn

Division: Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn

Division: Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound

Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn

Divisions: Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound, Clinical Research

Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn
Associate Residency Director, General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Division: Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound

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Our Hospital

New Women & Infants Center Now Open!

Our women and infants care moved to a brand new facility in the Central West End in February 2018. An expansion of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the Women & Infants Center includes rooms for labor and delivery as well as C-sections, ample family visiting areas, and comfortable inpatient rooms for overnight stays. The labor and delivery space also connects to an all-private neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital expansion, which houses one of the top-performing neonatology teams in the country.

This expansion is part of the Campus Renewal Project, a long-term project that is transforming Washington University Medical Center through new construction and renovations.

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Personalized care for you and your family

Every family, every pregnancy, and every baby have unique needs, and our team is equipped with the depth and breadth of expertise to provide you the highest level of care when you need it most.

You’ll have an individualized care team that includes physicians who specialize in diagnosing, treating and delivering complicated pregnancies; sonographers who are experts in reading ultrasounds to see if your baby will have any special needs; genetic counselors who help you understand if your baby is at risk for a genetic disorder; and advanced practice nurses who are experts in neonatology and will be there to guide you throughout your pregnancy and care.

In fact, even before your first appointment, you’ll hear from the nurse coordinator who will be your family’s personal guide, scheduling your tests and answering any questions you and your family have along the way.

National expertise that you can count on

As part of the Washington University Physicians network, our team collaborates with leading experts across medical fields – from neonatologists and other pediatric specialists at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, to adult care specialists in diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease and other conditions at Barnes-Jewish Hospital – building a world-class team tailored to your care. We also connect our patients with specialists in related fields, including nutritional counseling, physical therapy and social work.

Our team provides specialized care for patients have any high-risk condition, including those who are:

  • Planning to get pregnant and at risk for a complicated pregnancy; our pre-pregnancy counselors will review your individualized care plan before your pregnancy even begins
  • Pregnant with twins, triplets, quadruplets or other multiples
  • Experiencing, or at high risk for, pre-term labor
  • Experiencing cervical incompetence (cervix opening early under pressure from the growing uterus and baby)
  • At risk due to pre-existing medical conditions, including congenital heart disease, chronic hypertension, kidney disease, auto immune disorders (such as lupus), organ transplants, clotting disorders, Rh-factor blood disease and uterine abnormalities
  • At risk due to complex past pregnancies, including miscarriage, second- or third-trimester pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and preterm labor or birth
  • Diagnosed with fetal anomalies and/or genetic disorders
  • And other conditions or situations that may cause complicating factors for you or your baby

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Washington University Maternal-Fetal Care specialists:

When you call: Have your insurance card ready. Your insurance company may require a referral for your visit. If you have any questions please give us a call.
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Before your visit: You may be asked to complete a medical history form.