There are specially marked spaces for expecting moms and their family located right outside the main entrance of the hospital.
Open 24/7 at the mother’s discretion. Recognizing the importance of bonding with newborns, a support person of your choice is welcome to stay overnight. Our maternity staff encourages family and close friends to visit. We recommend that healthy siblings be the only children visiting. Individuals with colds or other illnesses are strongly discouraged from visiting during your stay.
When you think you are in labor or your water breaks, call your obstetrician immediately. He or she will notify us to prepare for your arrival. When you arrive at the hospital, you may use the main hospital entrance Mon - Fri: 6:00am - 8:00pm, or the Emergency Room entrance after hours. The Labor and Delivery Department is on the second floor. Upon your arrival our staff will greet you and escort you to a suite where your labor status will be assessed. It is best to discuss with your obstetrician in advance who you would like present during the delivery. During labor, other family and friends are welcome to wait in our comfortable waiting area.
maternityYes, there are lactation services 7 days a week from 9am-5pm that will be able to help and educate.

After your baby's born, hospital staff will provide you with a birth certificate worksheet. The completed worksheet—which is filed electronically with the Commonwealth of Virginia—will generate a printout for you to review and sign. This printout is sent to the Vital Records Office in Richmond, after which you can obtain an official copy of the birth certificate by submitting an application and a check to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The birth certificate worksheet also gives you the option to request a Social Security number—issued free by the federal Social Security Administration—for your baby. If you choose this option, a Social Security card will be mailed directly to your home in approximately eight weeks.