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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

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