Having a Baby at Virginia Hospital Center is a very personal experience for you and your family. We know that this is one of the most important milestones in your life and our goal is to exceed your expectations during your Hospital stay. Our Women & Infant Health Center is based on a family-centered model of care. You can have as much family support during labor and delivery as you want. If you have a C-section, your baby is brought to your bedside in the recovery room. You can hold your baby right away and, if possible, even start nursing as you feel ready.
After delivery, you have a private room where your baby stays with you as much as possible. Most of your baby’s assessments, as well as a bath, will be done at the bedside. This provides you and your partner a chance to participate in your baby’s nursing care. Your nurse is there to educate you and answer any questions you may have about caring for your newborn.