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New Henrico Doctors’ Hospital facility encourages choices in childbirth

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At Henrico Doctors' Hospital, we deliver more babies than any other hospital in Central Virginia. We specialize in prenatal and birthing care, including labor and delivery services and use the latest technology and resources to ensure the safest, most comfortable labor and delivery. Our experienced staff handles all the details so you can focus on what matters most – your brand new bundle of joy!

Design your ideal birth experience

We believe in supporting your birth preference – whether it be a low intervention birth or a cesarean section. It’s one of the many reasons more women choose to have their baby here at Henrico Doctors' Hospital than any other hospital in Central Virginia.

Design your ideal birth experience

Labor & Delivery

Pregnancy brings many questions. The Women’s Hospital at Henrico Doctors’ is here to answer them. We understand that moms want to know that their team of providers is ready for any situation. We’re equipped to handle any birth from the most complicated birthing situation to the lowest intervention, intimate birth experience. It’s one of the may reason’s more women choose to have their baby at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital than any other hospital in Central Virginia.

The Women’s Hospital is a brand new state of the art facility that offers the following special features:

  • 27 Antepartum/GYN Unit
  • 16 private Labor & Delivery Rooms
  • Low intervention birthing options
  • 29-room Mother-Baby Unit (postpartum)
  • Pre-appointment educational meeting with labor and delivery nurse (for scheduled induction or cesarean section procedures)
  • Family-centered care and visiting hours
  • Mandarin soaking tubs in seven labor rooms for hydrotherapy
  • Water-submersible, wireless fetal monitoring
  • Special lighting for color therapy
  • King-sized beds for family-centered recovery
  • Private bathrooms in each room
  • Flat screen televisions in each room
  • Comfortable sleeping arrangements for partner
  • Hospital-wide Wi-Fi

When it comes to where you deliver your baby, it’s your choice. The Women’s Hospital looks forward to working with you and your provider to deliver the birth experience that is right for you and your growing family.

Couplet Care

We practice couplet care, which means your baby stays with you in your room at all times, even while examinations are performed. The same nurse will care for both you and your baby, optimizing communication, and we offer specialized care for babies who need closer observation. Although we encourage you to have your baby in your room to help you learn to care for your baby and nurture bonding, we understand you may occasionally need undisturbed rest. When this is the case, you can rest assured your little one is safe and secure in our nursery with staff specially trained and dedicated to infant care.

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Our commitment to safety

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is dedicated to maintaining optimal healthcare safety for you and your baby. Our perinatal safety team meets regularly to ensure our practices meet and exceed current standards of care for obstetric and neonatal patients. Our weekly antepartum disciplinary rounds ensure continuity of care for our antepartum patients. Additionally, our perinatal staff is trained in obstetrical blood response and our labor and delivery and antepartum nurses are certified in fetal monitoring.

Learn more

To learn more about Henrico Doctors’ Hospital’s special labor and delivery, postpartum, high-risk pregnancy and additional services for pregnant moms and their families download our Informative Guide.