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Pregnancy & Childbirth

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 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 NICU managed by a team of neonatologists from Children’s National Health System, 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:

Childbirth Education Classes

Take Childbirth Education and Fitness & Healthy Lifestyle classes*.

  • Preparation for Childbirth
  • Unmedicated Class
  • Breastfeeding
  • Baby Care 201
  • Grandparenting Class
  • Infant Care Skills

*Classes subject to change.

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 & 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
  • 26 suite Level IIIB Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • 8-bed Pediatric Unit
  • 24/7 in-house OB/GYNs, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, hospitalists and Children’s National Health System neonatologists and pediatricians
  • State-of-the-art infant security system
  • Lactation Consultants available 7 days/week as needed
  • In-room massage (optional) provided by the Teal Center for Therapeutic Bodywork
  • Education about newborn care in preparation for going home
  • Information on Choosing Anesthesia, Breastfeeding, Postpartum Depression
  • What you need to know about premature birth | By Brian Stone, MD, MBA | Northern Virginia Magazine

Bringing Up Baby

Connect with one of our Support Groups for help with transition at home:

  • Breastfeeding Support Group
  • Breastfeeding Support Group for the Working Mom
  • New Parents Support Group
  • Postpartum Support Group

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Get Back in Shape with Your Baby

Take Family Fitness & Parenting and Fitness & Healthy Lifestyle classes:

  • Postpartum Pilates
  • Postpartum Yoga
  • Baby Yoga
  • Tots Yoga


It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning for a Healthy Baby

“The earliest a pregnant mom typically sees her doctor is around six weeks. By that time, the baby’s organs have already started developing. You need to take care of yourself way before you get pregnant.” — Dr. Williams.

The road to having a healthy baby starts long before pregnancy. And, while pregnancy typically lasts 40 weeks, planning for pregnancy can take that long, too...

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Pregnancy-related Musculoskeletal Disorders

If you suffer from any of the following diagnosis, Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation may be an option for you:

  • Constipation
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Dyspareunia
  • Levator Ani Syndrome
  • Painful Episiotomy
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pubic Symphasis
  • Sacro-iliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Urinary/Fecal Incontinence
  • Vulvodynia

Please consult with your physician and contact Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at 703.558.6507 with any questions.

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