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Childbirth

Virginia Hospital Center delivers more than 4,000 deliveries a year. Every mother and child receives the caring, personal attention they deserve. All Labor & Delivery and Postpartum rooms are private to ensure a comfortable, intimate environment. Fathers and other family members are always welcome. You have the freedom to have your baby in your room whenever you wish, or may choose to have the baby stay in the nursery.

Of course, Virginia Hospital Center offers much more than comfort and a warm atmosphere. We also provide the highest quality medical services available. With attending house physicians and neonatologists on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you and your baby have round-the-clock access to expert treatment. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is staffed by highly trained caregivers, and equipped with the latest in monitoring equipment and other medical technology. Those mothers-to-be experiencing high-risk pregnancies may take advantage of our Maternal-Fetal Health program, which can provide advanced testing and treatment long before delivery.

Your experience at the Hospital may also involve participation in various pre- and post-childbirth events ranging from tours of the Hospital, to breastfeeding classes, to yoga. For more details, please visit our event calendar and click on Women & Infant Health.

You may now submit your Obstetrics Pre-Admission Questionnaire online. It is a simple, time saving process.

For more information call 703.558.5000 and ask to be transferred to the Childbirth Department.

Recommended classes for the first time parents include Childbirth Preparation, Infant Care Skills and Breastfeeding 101.

For the most up-to-date and complete listing of classes, click here and search by date.

Top 100 Hospital for Patient Satisfaction by WomenCertified®.
Recipient of the Women's Choice Award for Top 100 Nationally and Top Hospital in the Greater Washington, DC Metro Area - 2013. Women's Choice Awards
Virginia Hospital Center has been voted “Best Place to Have a Baby” by the readers of Arlington Magazine. We’re proud to be recognized for providing outstanding medical care and personal attention to all of our Childbirth patients.
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Childbirth Education Classes
  • WHEN TO TAKE CLASSES?

    OB/GYNS and childbirth instructors recommend taking childbirth education classes during the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy.
  • WHEN TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES?

    Childbirth education classes fill up quickly. Register for classes during your 2nd trimester.
  • HOW TO REGISTER?

    To register online, click here Fill in the dates that correspond with your 7th and 8th month of pregnancy.
  • LOCATIONS

    (C) = John T. Hazel, MD Conference Center
    (L) = Women & Infant Health Lobby Classroom
    1701 N. George Mason Drive,
    Arlington, VA 22205
  • CANCELLATION POLICY

    Refunds are only given for medical reasons stated in a physician's note, or if classes are cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, overbooked enrollment, or inclement wearther.
  • QUESTIONS?

    F.A.Q. | Call 703.558.2468

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