a newborn baby born at UVA

Pregnancy & Birth

When you have a baby, you deserve to feel safe and secure. You want to feel supported, throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

As Charlottesville's only Baby-Friendly® hospital, we strive to give you just that. We follow best practices in promoting the health and well-being of mothers and infants, providing:

  • A private, beautiful suite
  • Your newborn by your side
  • Midwives, anesthesiologists and lactation consultants on staff

If you have a high-risk pregnancy or problems happen while you're having the baby, you can trust you're in the hands of experts. Our neonatal intensive care unit gives every child a chance. 

Our OB-GYN services were chosen as a 2017 Charlottesville Family Favorite.

Visitation Policy Due to Coronavirus

For the safety of you and your baby, no hospital visitors are allowed, with some exceptions. Talk to the unit manager. One visitor at a time may visit 24/7, if lacking symptoms.  

Conditions We Treat

  • Cesarean birth (c-section)
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • HELLP syndrome
  • Miscarriage
  • Placental abruption
  • Postpartum depression
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Preterm labor (premature delivery)
  • Rh incompatibility and isoimmunization
  • Threatened abortion
free pregnancy classes at UVA

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These free classes cover everything from childbirth and newborn care to breastfeeding and becoming a working mom.

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Why Give Birth at UVA

Spacious, Private Rooms

At UVA, you'll find a comfortable environment, featuring:

  • New, private postpartum rooms
  • Private, spacious birthing rooms
  • Labor tub
  • Visitor welcome 24/7

Labor & Delivery and Postpartum rooms are located on the 8th Floor of University Hospital.

A Team of Experts

Our team includes:

  • Charlottesville's only and the region's most advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) 
  • OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy) specialists
  • Highly trained labor and delivery nurses
  • Internationally board-certified lactation consultants 
  • Certified nurse midwives

Free Resources

We offer a variety of resources for expecting and new parents:

  • Free classes to you and your family members on everything from delivery to caring for your newborn
  • Sleep sacks to help your newborn sleep safely
  • An award-winning breastfeeding program to support mother and child
We are designated BabyFriendly because we support your breastfeeding success.

The Baby-Friendly® Birth Facility Designation

This international designation requires us to promote healthy breastfeeding by giving you immediate skin-to-skin contact with your baby after birth. Your baby sleeps in the room with you, and lactation specialists support you in the hospital and after. 

Learn about this Baby-Friendly Award
UVA Children's Hospital: Care Beyond

We're here when the worst happens: We have the region’s most advanced neonatal intensive care unit, treating infants born with complications or life-threatening conditions.

Learn About the NICU

Our pediatricians provide individualized, compassionate care for your growing child. And if your child needs it, our pediatricians can call in specialists trained to treat the most complex pediatric issues.

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Our fetal heart program provides Virginia's most extensive range of services for congenital heart defects in infants. We have special tools and devices to treat and monitor your baby's heart problem.

More About Fetal Heart