A woman experiencing a high-risk pregnancy requires specialized care for her and her unborn baby. Should complications arise during the pregnancy, the Saint Luke’s Hospital Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists will be there, providing the necessary exceptional and personalized care. Our care team works collaboratively to serve the increased needs of high-risk pregnancies and to ensure the best care plan is in place for these babies.

Our team includes:

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians: dual board-certified physicians in Ob/Gyn and Maternal Fetal Medicine specializing in managing complicated pregnancies or performing complex procedures involving the mother and/or baby
  • Nurse practitioners: dedicated to caring for only high risk patients
  • Board-certified genetic counselor
  • Maternal-fetal coordinator: a nurse who coordinates prenatal appointments with pediatric specialists
  • Certified diabetes care and education specialists: nurses who assist in diabetes care during pregnancy
  • Registered nurses
  • Sonographers


We offer a wide range of obstetrical diagnostic and assessment services, including:

  • High-resolution ultrasound studies
  • Fetal surveillance including non-stress tests, contraction stress test, and biophysical profile ultrasounds
  • Genetic counseling
  • Genetic diagnostic procedures such as nuchal translucency, chorionic villus sampling, and amniocentesis
  • Heart condition in pregnancy management
  • Diabetes in pregnancy management
  • Complete prenatal care or co-managed prenatal care with your obstetrician

Pregnancy Care for Heart Patients

Women with heart conditions face increased risk for complicated pregnancies. The Heart Conditions in Pregnancy Program offers the experience and knowledge these women need to have a safer pregnancy.

We will work with you at any point in your pregnancy. Whether you're just beginning to think about starting a family or are a few weeks or months along, you'll get the expert care you need.

Learn more about the Heart Conditions in Pregnancy Program.

Diabetes in Pregnancy Program

Saint Luke’s Diabetes in Pregnancy Program helps reduce the risk of complications for women with diabetes and their unborn baby. Our team cares for women at any time in their pregnancy journey, including women with pre-existing diabetes or gestational diabetes.

Learn more about the Diabetes in Pregnancy Program.


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Karen Lynn Florio, DO

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Cristina Sharee Horton, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sherri Lynne Jackson, MD

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Devon M Ramaeker, MD

Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

David Collier Streitman, MD

Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Anna Joy Ebert, RN, APRN

Nurse Practitioner


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Saint Luke's Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists

4401 Wornall Rd Peet Center 1
Kansas City, MO 64111 

Phone: 816-932-3585
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Saint Luke's Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists

301 NE Mulberry
Lee's Summit, MO 64086 

Phone: 816-251-5710

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