At Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, we know that having a baby is a special event. Similar to planning a wedding, the birth experience should be what you want, where you want it, and how you want it. Each family has its own needs and everyone has his or her own vision of their birth experience.
Maternity care in Northern Virginia
Women's and Children's Services is composed of:
Obstetrics (Labor and Delivery, Post Partum)
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
We designed our delivery and baby care spaces with parents and babies in mind, with all private rooms, combining the comforts of a homelike environment with quality medical care.
Women's and Children's Services department highlights:
The reassurance of an intensive care nursery - staffed 24 hours a day with neonatal specialists ready to help just in case your baby needs special care.
The comfort of our Labor, Delivery and Recovery rooms where you will receive personal responsive attention from our experienced nursing staff and 24-hour in-house anesthesia.
Perinatal assessment suite, for patient observation, triage, fetal wellness assessment, hydration and Rogan administration (for RH negative patients).
State-of-the-art medical equipment, including a new security system.
Expanded newborn nursery and intensive care nursery, plus the addition of a transitional nursery, which is for babies who no longer need intensive care but aren't quite ready to go home.
All private rooms.
Private courtyard with fountain for post partum patients.
Private discharge lobby and exit for new moms and babies.
The pleasure of liberal visiting hours for dads, big brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
The convenience of being close to home.
Labor pain management options.
Unit-based breastfeeding support in English and Spanish and breastfeeding classes.