- Labor and delivery
From delivering babies to treating the health concerns of all women, women's health issues receive plenty of attention at Sentara Obici Hospital. We believe that the staff of our 22-bed Women's Center provides women and their families with care that is second to none.
Our spacious, private rooms accommodate our patients and family support system in anticipation of the birth of your child. Our family-centered approach allows your family to be as involved in the birth as much as possible. A visitation policy is in place to promote a comfortable, safe environment.
Special Care for Infants with Special Needs
Sentara Obici's special affiliation with the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters insures that newborns that experience difficulty receive the specialized care they require. As a member of this neonatal network, Sentara Obici can immediately transfer critical infants to a neonatal intensive care nursery. Regular training sessions with CHKD nurses and doctors provide our nurses with the most up-to-date skills in caring for sick infants. Our newborn nursery has 24-hour on-site coverage by board-certified pediatricians.
A variety of childbirth preparation classes for the whole family are offered, and private consultation with the lactation consultant can address breastfeeding concerns needing more individualized attention.
For Women of All Ages
Women's health care goes beyond obstetrics. Sentara Obici's Women's Center cares for women who need inpatient care for a variety of gynecological disorders and other medical problems.
An OB Navigator is a specially trained nurse who is available to you as a guide and advocate during your journey through pregnancy as well as labor and delivery.
She is there to support you with timely health information to help you make informed decisions about your personal health. here are several ways she can assist you:
- Help you communicate with health professionals (doctors, nurses and other health workers) and community-based support services
- Coordinate services to support you and your baby
- Provide emotional support on your journey to parenthood
- Offer educational resources and answer your questions
Healthy Families - Connects expectant parents and parents of newborns with a variety of supportive services, including a Family Support Worker for families that would benefit from extra support. Call 757- 279-3074
Car seat safety program at Western Tidewater Health - Child safety is important to all parents. The car safety seat program provides free car seats to eligible families and offers instruction on how to install it. – 757-514-4741
First Steps - A program to support parents and their infant after delivery. Trained nurses and volunteers are involved to give support, parenting education, and referral to services that will assist new parents in those early months of parenting. Call 757-934-4405
Smart Beginnings – Western Tidewater: Smart Beginnings Community Connections Resource Guide is a great handbook for families, caregivers, and educators of young children. In it you’ll find a wealth of information including emergency numbers, child care referrals, home visiting services, and much more. Guide: www.smartbeginningswt.org
Suffolk’s Early Childhood Development Commission – Resource childhood related issues. To learn more about their mission and outreach go to www.suffolkecdc.com
The Children’s Center - The Children’s Center has four locations in Virginia: Franklin, Suffolk, Courtland, and Smithfield. It provides education and services to children of all levels of ability including children with disabilities. For details on their programs and services, check out their website www.childrenscenterva.com
Women, Infants and Childrens (WIC) Program helps pregnant, breastfeeding, and post-partum women and their children (from birth to age five) receive breastfeeding support and services, nutrition education, community resource referrals and nutritious, supplemental foods to those families who qualify. Eligibility for this program is income-based. Call 757-514-4721