Patient Guide

There are many things to consider when having a baby, and Sentara is here to help provide you with all of the necessary resources, information and guidance you need. Please see the links below to find information during each phase of your pregnancy and birth.

First Trimester

Second Trimester

Third Trimester

  • Pack your hospital bag (see our guidelines).
  • Get an NHTSA-approved car seat and practice installing it and taking it out of your car. Know how to use it! To learn how to properly install your car seat before the birth of your baby please contact, Ariel Rodriguez to schedule your appointment by calling 540-810-0527 or emailing

Your hospital stay

After baby arrives