Obstetrics & Gynecology

Maternal Fetal Transport offered by Barnes-Jewish


When referred by a physician, pregnant women requiring specialized transport will have immediate access to the care they need. We’re ready to respond – by ground or by air. The Maternal Fetal Transport service offers a level of care unavailable through other regional transport programs. Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals provide safe, specialized maternal fetal transport.

Every maternal fetal transport will include a three-person team: a Barnes-Jewish high-risk obstetrical nurse to care for mom, a Children’s Hospital neonate-trained nurse to care for baby in the event of delivery, and a Children’s Hospital paramedic. Transport is provided by ground or air via one of three mobile intensive care units (MICUs), two helicopters (KidsFlight 1 and 2), and KidsFlight 3, a fixed-wing aircraft dedicated to transporting maternal fetal patients and critically ill newborns and children.

Maternal Fetal Transport


  • You must be referred by a physician to receive this service
  • The transport team is ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • The transport team consists of a specially-trained OB/GYN registered nurse, a pediatric/neonate trained registered nurse and a paramedic
  • Immediate ground or air service within 15 minutes of call
  • Maintained communication with referring OB/Gyn and hospital
  • Direct access to Washington University maternal fetal and pediatric specialists
Maternal Fetal Transport

Baby Born with CDH

Baby Anna is a special little girl. She was born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). But even before she was born, Anna and her mom were being cared for by the specialists at the Fetal Care Center. After being born at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, she spent the first few weeks of her life in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Learn more about Anna's remarkable story.


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