Women & Infants Center
About the Women and Infants Center
The Women & Infants Center is the region’s most advanced integrated medical center dedicated to women’s and newborn’s health – from specialized preventive care to the latest comprehensive treatments for fetal and newborn care. It is only through the unique partnership of three top medical institutions -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Physiciansand St. Louis Children’s Hospital -- that the Center is able to provide expert care for women at every stage of life and their infants.
With a Level IV Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – the highest level possible -- we provide the most advanced level of treatment available for critically-ill newborns and those requiring special monitoring. Our NICU is the only one in the region that is directly connected to labor and delivery, keeping mothers close to their babies during care.
We offer every pediatric specialty for your newborn throughout its life – from advanced heart care for congenital heart conditions, therapy and surgery, to world-class pediatric neurology and neurosurgery capabilities offering the latest treatments and therapies.
At the Fetal Heart Center, our team specializes in detecting, evaluating and managing congenital heart defects before your baby is born through adulthood. You can trust our nationally-ranked team of heart specialists for expert diagnosis and treatment for any congenital heart defect.
The newly expanded 125-bed, Level IV newborn intensive care unit (NICU) offers nationally-ranked care for the most fragile newborns in a family-centered, caring environment. A 110-foot walkway connects the NICU with labor and delivery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, so that moms and babies are closer than ever.
Our Fetal Care Center is a leader in providing medical care for pregnant women whose unborn babies have health problems, known as fetal conditions.
For infants, children and teens with gynecologic conditions, we offer comprehensive clinical and support services. Our team of specially-trained gynecologists provide evaluation, specialized treatment and follow-up care.
Babies born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) face continuing medical challenges. The CDH clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides follow up medical care, support and guidance for CDH patients through age 5.