During Your Hospital Stay

Each of our five labor and delivery rooms is equipped with a private bath, shower, telephone and television. We understand that support is very important to any expectant mother and we encourage and welcome participation by a support person(s) throughout the entire labor and delivery process. Our staff will help you understand our support and visitation policy.

Each room is equipped with HP fetal monitors that are capable of monitoring single and multiple pregnancies and connected to a central OB TraceVue system. Our rooms also contain Ohmeda Ohio Infant Warmer systems. Labor and delivery is equipped with a portable Siemans Sonoline Adara ultrasound. Our experienced L & D nurses are there to help you throughout the labor process and birthing experience.

Our Nursery

Our nursery is licensed for 20 beds, including a two-bed special care nursery. We are affiliated with Virginia Baptist Hospital Neonatal Unit. Routine hearing screens are performed on all newborns according to Virginia Department of Health guidelines. All of our newborn nursery staff is certified in S.T.A.B.L.E., a certification course in stabilization of newborns in preparation for transport when necessary.

After Your Baby is Born

After your baby is born, you will be moved to a private room in the postpartum unit. Rooming-in is an option entirely up to the new mom. You may keep your baby with you for 24 hours, for example, or simply from morning until bedtime. Your baby is welcome to stay with you for as long as you like. Should you choose the rooming-in option, but later change your mind, our nursery is always available.

If you have questions about breastfeeding or anything having to do with your newborn, our staff is there to help.

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