Specialized Care for Moms, Babies, and Families
Across BJC Healthcare, we provide families with the resources they need to have a healthy pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period. With access to top specialists in their fields and our integrated care approach, we are prepared to care for the wellbeing of your entire family on this special journey to parenthood.
Our Washington University Fertility and Reproductive Center was the first IVF program in the state of Missouri. Since then, we have continuously delivered expert, compassionate, innovative and effective fertility care to the St. Louis region and beyond, with solid success rates, that are consistently higher than the national average.
High-Risk Pregnancy Care
If you are having multiple babies, have diabetes, placenta problems or an autoimmune disease, your pregnancy may be considered high-risk. Experienced care teams with access to the most advanced monitoring technology will make sure you and your baby are safe and healthy throughout your pregnancy and during childbirth.
Fetal Care Center
The Fetal Care Center with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University Physicians is a leader in providing medical care for pregnant women whose unborn babies have health problems or fetal conditions. We are the only center in the St. Louis region offering specialized surgeries to treat conditions like spina bifida or twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome before birth.
Newborn Intensive Care Unit
All our BJC Healthcare newborn ICUs and special care nurseries are staffed by specially trained nurses and Washington University neonatologists and pediatricians from St. Louis Children’s Hospital, providing expert, world-class care for premature and sick newborns in need of highly specialized care.
In case of an emergency situation, our 24/7 maternal-fetal transport team is ready and equipped to get you and your baby to the right BJC Healthcare Hospital for the care you need. Whether in flight or in a moving ground vehicle, you will be with a specially trained high-risk pregnancy nurse, a neonatal nurse and a paramedic on every trip to get you to your destination safely.
Based on your baby’s health, we connect you with the pediatric specialists from St. Louis Children’s Hospital or BJC affiliated pediatricians trained to treat your baby’s unique needs.
We believe there are four trimesters to pregnancy and that care for mom needs to continue after the baby is born. This is a vulnerable time for mom and when post-birth complications can occur. Our focus on lactation support, and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, like postpartum depression, provides the care and advice you need so you can focus on your baby and growing family.