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Pregnancy: Before, During & After

Having a baby involves far more than simply arriving at the hospital when it’s time to give birth. Virginia Hospital Center supports new parents every step of the way, combining cutting-edge medical skills and equipment with the comforts of home. In addition to its state-of-the-art The Marjorie Sands NICU managed by a team of neonatologists from Children’s National Medical Center, superior imaging technologies and all-private postpartum rooms, the Women & Infant Health Center offers scores of programs to keep moms, dads, babies and siblings healthy and happy.

Preparing for Baby

We offer complete prenatal services:

Take Childbirth Education or Fitness & Healthy Lifestyle classes.

Having Your Baby

Giving birth at Virginia Hospital Center is a very personal experience. Our Women & Infant Health Center includes:

  • 50 all-private rooms with daybeds
  • 16 all-private labor, delivery and recovery (LDR) rooms
  • 6 all-private triage rooms
  • 3 C-section operating rooms
  • 4-bed recovery area for C-section moms to recover with baby at the bedside
  • 16 suite Level IIIB Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • 6-bed Pediatric/NICU Stepdown Unit
  • 24/7 in-house OB/GYNs, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, hospitalists and Children’s National Medical Center neonatologists
  • State-of-the-art infant security system
  • Lactation Consultants available 7 days/week as needed or per your request
  • In-room massage (optional) provided by the Teal Center for Therapeutic Bodywork
  • Nurse-led Discharge Class for mom and her support person

Bringing Up Baby

Helpful tips for bringing home baby.

Connect with one of our Support Groups.

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