Pregnancy and childbirth specialists in Virginia
With five hospital birthing centers located in Virginia, HCA Virginia makes it convenient for families to find expert pregnancy and childbirth services. These services include childbirth teams dedicated to helping you create your ideal birth experience while keeping you and your baby safe and healthy. Clinicians on these teams are board-certified obstetrician gynecologists (OB/GYNs), certified midwives, maternal-fetal medicine specialists and neonatologists.
For more information about our primary care services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line.
Our hospital birthing centers
When you choose a provider affiliated with HCA Virginia for your prenatal care, you gain access to the childbirth services and amenities of our full-service hospitals.
Within our family of hospitals, you will find:
- A variety of pain management and childbirth delivery options to fit your preferences
- Advanced-level neonatal intensive care
- Breastfeeding support
- Childbirth classes
- Fetal monitoring with centralized viewing at the nurses' station
- Large private rooms
- Secure maternity units
- Specialized high-risk pregnancy care
Maternity classes and hospital tours
Our hospitals offer a variety of maternity classes to help you and your family prepare for labor, delivery, breastfeeding, newborn care and beyond. We also provide tours of our maternity centers to help you get familiar with our facilities. The tours are a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about labor and delivery or our birthing services and amenities.
Midwifery and doula services
Some of our hospitals offer midwifery care from certified nurse midwives (CNMs). A CNM typically cares for women experiencing a routine (low-risk) pregnancy and can support you throughout your pregnancy, labor, delivery and recovery.
Although we don't offer doulas, we do support you if you wish to include a doula in your childbirth plan. If you choose to work with a doula or a midwife during your pregnancy and birth experience, we can connect you to those who are affiliated with our doctors.
Labor and delivery
You know your body better than anyone, and we trust your instincts. You choose how to manage your labor and delivery. Our pregnancy specialists will support you in your birth plan while ensuring your health and safety.
Our highly trained team will be attending to your needs during your entire labor. We have advanced obstetric technology and resources, including on-site anesthesiologists and dedicated operating rooms nearby for unplanned or emergency cesarean sections. We offer wireless fetal monitoring as well as medicated and low-intervention birth options, such as natural pain management techniques.
Immediately after birth, we encourage skin-to-skin contact for you and your infant. Throughout your hospital stay, our team will help you learn to care for your new baby with confidence.
Neonatal intensive care
Sometimes, babies need a little extra support after birth. This is why many of our hospitals have advanced-level neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in their maternity centers. These Level II and Level III NICUs are staffed with expert neonatal doctors and nurses who are highly trained to care for ill and premature newborns.
If your baby does need to stay in the NICU, we are committed to family-centered care. We encourage family bonding during your baby's NICU stay, and you may be by your baby's side 24/7.
You will receive abundant support and encouragement after your baby is born—during your hospital stay and once you have transitioned back home. Our postpartum care services range from breastfeeding support and access to donor milk to newborn photography services and postpartum depression resources. We want to ensure your post-delivery experience is as enjoyable and memorable as possible.