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Heart Disease in Pregnancy Program

Heart & Vascular | Women's Heart Care

High-risk Pregnancy Care

Saint Luke’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists: Kansas City: 4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City Lee’s Summit: 301 NE Mulberry St., Lee's Summit

Coordinated Pregnancy Care for Heart Patients

Women with underlying heart conditions face increased risk of complicated pregnancies. The Heart Disease in Pregnancy Program through Saint Luke's Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists has the knowledge and experience these women need to have a safer pregnancy.

How the program works

We can work with you at any point in your pregnancy, whether you’re still thinking of starting a family, recently received a positive test result, or are a few months along. You’ll get the expert care you and your baby need from our specialists:

  • A maternal-fetal medicine physician, an obstetrician who specializes in high-risk pregnancy
  • A board-certified, specialty trained cardiologist to manage all underlying heart conditions
  • A board-certified, specialty trained anesthesiologist to tailor pain management plan to each patient’s unique health conditions
  • Constant monitoring by both cardiovascular and maternity nursing teams during your labor and delivery.

Immediate and consistent communication lets us better coordinate patient care from pre-conception through pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum.

Why it matters

Communication is key with high-risk pregnancies, and more so when heart conditions are in the picture.

  • Mothers are at risk of worsening heart failure, arrhythmia, or emergent cardiac procedures.
  • Cardiac pregnancies have increased risks for preeclampsia, maternal hypertension, gestational diabetes, and preterm delivery.
  • Babies are at increased risk for low birth weight and high NICU admission rates.

By closely monitoring these pregnancies, our expert team can manage complications right away. Each patient receives a personalized delivery care plan that ensures immediate access to all necessary care.

Meet Our Team

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Call 816-932-3585

Saint Luke's Maternal-Fetal
Medicine Specialists

4401 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-932-3585
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