Pregnancy and childbirth specialists in Virginia
Just as every baby is unique, so is every delivery. As your partner in care, we provide a customized birthing experience that begins long before your first contraction and continues well after delivery. Whether your journey to motherhood is routine or high-risk, our maternity specialists are here for you every step of the way.
For more information about our maternity services or for help finding an OB/GYN or midwife, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse® line.
With five hospital birthing centers, HCA Virginia makes finding expert pregnancy and childbirth services convenient for families. We are dedicated to helping you create your ideal birth experience while keeping you and your baby safe and healthy. Our clinicians include board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs), certified midwives, maternal-fetal medicine specialists and neonatologists.
If you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, find a maternal-fetal medicine specialist by calling our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line.
Our hospital birthing centers
When you choose an HCA Virginia-affiliated provider for your prenatal care, you gain access to our full-service hospitals and the services and amenities they offer.
Within our family of hospitals, you will find:
- A variety of pain management and childbirth delivery options to fit your preferences
- Advanced neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
- Breastfeeding support
- Childbirth classes
- Fetal monitoring with centralized viewing at the nurses' station
- Large private rooms
- Secure maternity units
- Maternal-fetal care teams specializing in high-risk pregnancy care
Maternity classes and hospital tours
Our hospitals offer maternity classes that help you and your family prepare for everything from labor and delivery to breastfeeding and newborn care. 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 the birthing process or our services and amenities.
Not all pregnancies go as planned. With complications ranging from preeclampsia to gestational diabetes, some women and their babies need specialized treatment during pregnancy. If you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, our maternal-fetal medicine specialists (perinatologists) can help. Our highly skilled experts offer a wide range of high-risk pregnancy services to help ensure a healthy experience for both you and your baby.
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 and delivery and recovery.
Although we don't have on-staff doulas, we support your decision to include a doula in your birth plan. If you choose to work with a doula or midwife, we can connect you to those who are affiliated with our doctors.
Care during childbirth
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 teams will attend to your needs during your entire labor and delivery journey. We offer our patients advanced obstetric technology and resources, including on-site anesthesiologists and dedicated operating rooms for emergency cesarean sections (c-sections). We offer wireless fetal monitoring and both medicated or low-intervention birth options, such as natural pain management techniques.
Neonatal intensive care
Sometimes, babies need a little extra support after birth. Our hospitals are equipped with neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). We staff our NICUs with expert neonatal specialists trained to care for sick and premature newborns.
Our teams are committed to providing family-centered, innovative care. We encourage your family to bond with your newborn during their NICU stay. We understand that you may want to be by your baby's side 24/7.
Our care teams continue to provide support and encouragement after your baby is born, during your hospital stay and through your transition home. Our postpartum care services range from breastfeeding support and donor milk access to postpartum depression resources and maternal health check-ups. We want to make your post-delivery experience as enjoyable and memorable as possible.