Why Choose Sentara

Welcome to Family Birthplace! We are excited about helping you to have the experience that you want during this amazing and miraculous time. We offer a state-of-the-art facility that includes:

  • Spacious, private birthing rooms where you can labor, deliver, and recover with all the comforts of home.
  • Low intervention birthing suite.
  • Whirlpool tubs for relaxation during labor.
  • The option to use nitrous oxide for pain relief during labor.
  • Caesarean birth operating room and our mother/baby rooms located within the Family Birthplace unit.
  • Clear drapes for Caesarean births.
  • Daily rounding from lactation consultants.
  • The option to keep your baby in the room with you throughout your stay.
  • A centrally-located nursery.
  • The Family Birthplace Boutique, offering nursing bras and breastfeeding supplies.