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Labor and delivery

Just as every baby is unique, so is every delivery. As your trusted care partner, we work to provide a personalized birthing experience that begins long before your first contraction and continues well after delivery.

Maternity services in Dulles, Virginia

Supportive care throughout your pregnancy.

Childbirth is a wondrous life experience, and you likely have ideas for how you want to bring your baby into the world. The obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs) at StoneSprings Hospital Center support you and your baby while balancing your health needs and birthing plan.

Preregister for Delivery

For your convenience, we offer online preregistration. Preregistering for delivery can help streamline your check-in process, so we can get you settled as quickly as possible.

For your convenience, we offer online preregistration. Preregistering for delivery can help streamline your check-in process, so we can get you settled as quickly as possible.

Related specialties

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Our birthing services

Our maternity center offers a range of amenities so that you can give birth your way.


Our maternity center's amenities

Our labor and delivery is designed with your comfort in mind. We have created an environment here that fosters a sense of and minimizes distractions during childbirth. At this time, we allow one adult support person to stay with you overnight. If you have other children, they are welcome to visit as long as they are healthy.

 

Our maternity center is staffed by highly-skilled labor and delivery specialists. We are prepared for anything you may need, and keep dedicated anesthesiologists on call. Our operating rooms are nearby for emergency cesarean sections (C-sections). We work to provide you with the best care possible, so we use advanced technology as well as low-intervention techniques to care for you and your baby.

We also offer:

  • Comfortable waiting areas and overnight sleeping accommodations for your partner
  • Convenient parking in specially marked spots outside the main hospital entrance for you and your family
  • Daily visiting hours from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for babies born prematurely or with other health needs
  • Midwifery care if you want a low-intervention birth experience
  • Option to bring a private doula for support
  • Spacious, comfortable maternity suites
  • Specially trained labor and delivery and neonatal nurses

Our Level II NICU can help babies born prematurely (as early as 32 weeks) and babies with related medical conditions such as low birth weight and feeding difficulties. If your baby needs a higher level of care than what our NICU is provides, we offer quick access to advanced-level NICUs within our family of hospitals in central Virginia. We will always work to connect you with the care that you or your baby needs.


Birthing classes and maternity tours

Having a child is a wonderful experience, but it also presents its own sets of challenges. We want you to feel as prepared as possible for your transition into parenthood. This is why we include maternity classes and free hospital tours as part of our prenatal care program. Our maternity classes provide you and your partner with the information and resources you need to prepare for birth and infant care.

We want you to be as comfortable as possible, so we will arrange a tour of our birthing suites and well-baby nursery, as well as provides an opportunity to ask questions about your upcoming hospital stay. We hope having the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the area will help put your mind at ease as your prepare.

To sign up for a maternity class or tour, please register online or call Consult-A-Nurse line at (855) 226-7344.


Postpartum care

Following your child’s birth, we provide the postpartum care and support you need to begin your recovery and life with your newborn.

All of our postpartum care is family-focused. We practice couple care, or rooming in, so you and your partner can get to know your baby in a private setting. This means that your baby will remain in the room with you at all times, even during most examinations. We offer daily uninterrupted time from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., so you and your baby have time to bond and rest.

You have just done an amazing thing and we want the experience to be as special as possible. We provide a made-to-order celebratory meal to honor your baby’s birth. We even have a special Mommy Menu, which is designed to give your body the extra nutrition you need postpartum.

The transition into parenthood or finding your family's rhythm after a new addition can sometimes be a challenge. It is natural to feel overwhelmed by the challenges of motherhood, but you do not have to face them alone. We offer therapy services and screenings for postpartum depression through our nearby sister facility, Dominion Hospital. If you need support now, call First Call at (703) 538-2872.

Breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding is a learned skill for you and your baby. It may take a while for you both to master it. If you find yourself needing additional support, we're here for you. Within our center, we provide lactation support from certified lactation consultants (CLC) and international board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLC). Our experienced lactation consultants provide education, assistance and counseling to mothers before their child’s birth and throughout their breastfeeding journey.

Our lactation services include:

  • Access to lactation services seven days a week
  • Bedside consultation for new moms from a lactation consultant
  • Ongoing support through telephone consultations and follow-ups
  • Prenatal breastfeeding course

Mental health program for postpartum moms

Dominion Hospital offers an outpatient perinatal/postpartum mental health program at Reston Hospital Center. This program is tailored to women experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression.

For more information, please call (703) 538-2872.

New moms support group

StoneSprings Hospital offers a free wellness group for postpartum women to help them navigate this new life change, and meet and connect with other moms to heal physically, mentally and emotionally. Madison Tuohy, licensed yoga therapist and wellness educator, provides resources such as yoga, mindfulness, postpartum nutrition and coping skills.

Register here

What to do when you're in labor

Sometimes, things don't go as planned. If you spontaneously enter labor sooner than expected, we want you to be prepared.

Important information

When you think you're in labor or your water breaks, call your OB/GYN who will notify StoneSprings Hospital Center to prepare for your arrival. The main hospital entrance is open on weekdays from 6:00am to 8:00pm. If it is closed, use the emergency room (ER) entrance. Our labor and delivery unit is located on the second floor.


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