The Women’s and Children’s Center LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery
and postpartum unit) at both Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital
focus on celebrating childbirth with a high-tech but soft-touch atmosphere
that is safe and secure. Upon arriving, moms are made comfortable in a
hotel-like birthing room to experience a family-centered labor, delivery
and recovery. Members of the family, including the new baby, will have
the opportunity to stay in the same spacious room for the duration of
- 24/7 in-house obstetricians for additional care and coverage
- 24/7 in-house neonatal providers – neonatologists, nurse practitioners
and beside nurses that specialize in the care of the newborn
- 24/7 in-house anesthesia providers – anesthesiologists and nurse
Wide variety of
classes to prepare for childbirth
Online pre-registration for your hospital stay
- Lactation education
In our LDRP you’ll experience:
- Private, state-of-the-art rooms in a serene, secured environment
- The latest, most advanced technologies to include fetal monitoring systems,
pain management delivery and newborn stabilization equipment
- Dedicated cesarean rooms within the unit
- Nurses specially trained in all methods of childbirth as well as the delivery
of the comforts and education for the new parents regarding their newborns
during post-delivery, ensuring that all mothers and their newborns will
have the best continuum of care from admission to discharge.
Mary Washington Hospital was recently recognized by the
National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a National Certified Silver Safe Sleep Leader for their commitment
to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The National Safe
Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by
Cribs for Kids®, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant, sleep-related
deaths due to accidental suffocation. In addition to being Cribs for Kids®
partners, MWH was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended
by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and providing training programs
for parents, staff and the community.
What do I bring to the hospital?
Please bring personal care items such as deodorant, shampoo, slippers,
etc. Do not bring jewelry, money, medications, or items of sentimental
value. You will also need to bring an approved infant car seat and clothes
in which to take your baby home.
Please have a check or money order available for the child’s birth
certificate. Please make the check payable to: State Health Department
for an amount of $12. *Payment via cash or credit card is not accepted.
Mary Washington Hospital offers a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Special, high-tech nursery (NICU) for babies who need special assistance
including multiple and premature births
- Team of physicians and nurses specializing in neonatal intensive care
- Parents can be on the unit as often as they like
- Moms are encouraged to provide breast milk, breast pump rentals are available
Stafford Hospital Level II Nursery
Stafford Hospital’s Level II Nursery is officially accepting babies.
Stafford Hospital is equipped with six intermediate-care bassinets to
accommodate special-care for smaller, pre-term babies.
Stafford Hospital can care for infants delivered at 34 weeks or later and
weighing at least 2000 grams (approximately 4.4 pounds). Typically these
are babies need time to gain weight and have no further complications.
We offer many classes related to maternity. See our
community calendar for more information.
Download a map of the Mary Washington Hospital Labor/Delivery, Mother/Baby
and NICU areas.