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Maternity Care

The Family Birth Place at both Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital focuses 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. We support and encourage you to keep your baby with you during your stay, even at night. You, your support person, and your baby will have the opportunity to stay in the same spacious room together in our Mother Baby unit.

We offer:

  • 24/7 in-house obstetricians for additional care and coverage
  • 24/7 neonatologists, nurse practitioners, and pediatric hospitalists, along with bedside nurses that specialize in the care of a newborn
  • 24/7 in-house anesthesia providers – anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists
  • Wide variety of classes to prepare for childbirth
  • Online pre-registration for your hospital stay
  • Lactation education

In The Family Birth Place 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.

What to Expect (From the Experts!)

Cribs for kids

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 the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Stafford Hospital is equipped with a Level II NICU.
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