Why Choose Sentara

We at Sentara understand that this is your pregnancy, and your experience. We are truly honored to be a part of this special time. Our caring and dedicated medical team works with you to develop a specialized birthing plan, designed to meet the unique needs of you and your baby.

And when you choose a Sentara Obstetrician, they will partner with you throughout your pregnancy and during your delivery.

What We Offer:

  • Highly-skilled, board-certified obstetricians  
  • Comprehensive breastfeeding education and support of a lactation specialist
  • Proven quality of care and only medically necessary interventions during labor and delivery
  • A team of board-certified pediatricians to care for your baby while you are in the hospital

At Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, we:

  • have a cesarean section rate of only 12.7%*
  • have an episiotomy rate of only 1.5%*
  • have an early elective delivery rate is 0%*
  • are exceeding performance standards to ensure newborns are screened for jaundice before discharge*
  • are exceeding performance standards to prevent blood clots in women undergoing cesarean section*

As a Sentara patient, you have a streamlined connection to advanced levels of maternal care should the need arise:

  • A 48-bed Special Care Nursery equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and staffed around the clock by board-certified neonatologists (specialists in newborn care) to care for our sickest babies at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital also offers a perinatal intensive care unit for high-risk patients and complicated births.
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to high-risk pregnancy care through partnerships with Eastern Virginia Medical School and Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. These affiliations facilitate convenient, accessible, high-quality care.
* Quality statistics reflect 2016 patient data

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