henrico doctors' hospital prenatal and birthing services

At Henrico Doctors' Hospital, we deliver more babies than any other hospital in Central Virginia. We specialize in prenatal and birthing care, including labor and delivery services and use the latest technology and resources to ensure the safest, most comfortable labor and delivery. Our experienced staff handles all the details so you can focus on what matters most – your brand new bundle of joy!

Design your ideal birth experience

We believe in supporting your birth preference – whether it be a low intervention birth or a cesarean section. It’s one of the many reasons more women choose to have their baby here at Henrico Doctors' Hospital than any other hospital in Central Virginia.

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Couplet Care

We practice couplet care, which means your baby stays with you in your room at all times, even while examinations are performed. The same nurse will care for both you and your baby, optimizing communication, and we offer specialized care for babies who need closer observation. Although we encourage you to have your baby in your room to help you learn to care for your baby and nurture bonding, we understand you may occasionally need undisturbed rest. When this is the case, you can rest assured your little one is safe and secure in our nursery with staff specially trained and dedicated to infant care.


  • Pre-appointment educational meeting with a labor and delivery nurse (for scheduled induction or cesarean section procedures)
  • Private and comfortable triage and birthing rooms
  • The latest technology to ensure you have the best birthing experience possible
  • Family-centered care and visiting hours
  • Heart-2-Heart postpartum skin-to-skin contact program
  • Apgar scoring
  • Delayed cord clamping
  • Secured units with the latest in infant security
  • Couplet care
  • Help submitting vital information for your baby's Social Security number
  • Screening and referrals for postpartum depression
  • Dietitian support
  • Social worker
  • Prenatal fetal surveillance and diagnosis
  • Pre-term delivery risk monitoring
  • Complications management
  • Gynecologic services for pain, abnormal bleeding, endometriosis, fibroids and polyps
  • 3-D ultrasound for clearer pictures and more detailed fetal information
  • Our additional services include classes, alternative birth options and The Lactation Center.

    Our commitment to safety

    Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is dedicated to maintaining optimal healthcare safety for you and your baby. Our perinatal safety team meets regularly to ensure our practices   meet and exceed current standards of care for obstetric and neonatal patients. Our weekly antepartum disciplinary rounds ensure continuity of care for our antepartum patients. Additionally, our perinatal staff is trained in obstetrical blood response and our labor and delivery and antepartum nurses are certified in fetal monitoring.

    Learn more

    To learn more about Henrico Doctors’ Hospital’s special labor and delivery, postpartum, high-risk pregnancy and additional services for pregnant moms and their families download our Informative Guide..