Pregnancy & Birth
Pregnancy & Birth
Why have your baby at UVA? As the region's only designated Baby-Friendly® hospital, we follow best practices in promoting the health and well-being of mothers and infants, including an award-winning breastfeeding program.
You also benefit from our free prenatal classes and postpartum support, as well as knowing that UVA Children's Hospital can give your child nationally ranked healthcare right here in Charlottesville.
We're the region's referral center for high-risk pregnancies.
Charlottesville's only and the region's most advanced: the UVA Children's Hospital NICU.
We have earned national awards for our breastfeeding moms.
Find an OB-GYN
Women at all stages of life can access comprehensive, compassionate healthcare through an OB-GYN.
New, Beautiful Rooms
At UVA, you'll find a comfortable environment, featuring:
- New, private postpartum rooms
- Private, spacious birthing rooms
- Labor tub
- Visitors welcome 24/7
Learn more about the birth experience in our roomy, comfortable facilities.
Planning for Baby
Don't forget: Taking care of your baby means taking care of yourself, by:
- Taking vitamins
- Caring for your emotional well-being
- Getting support from your partner
Read these and other helpful guides to your pregnancy and birth.
Sign Up for a Prenatal Class
Having a baby? Sign up for one of our free prenatal classes.
They cover everything from childbirth to breastfeeding to newborn care, with multiple options to fit your needs, including classes for siblings and grandparents.
Register now for upcoming
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