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Pregnancy & Birth

Pregnancy & Coronavirus
See the latest updates about the virus, having a baby, & your care.

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.

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
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Having Your Baby at UVA? Take a Virtual Tour

Join a virtual tour to learn what to expect when you come to deliver your baby at the hospital. Get the latest updates on policies and steps we're taking to keep you and your baby healthy. Get answers to your questions and concerns. Virtual tours are held twice a month.


When: The first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. and the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday sessions: Join by video or phone at 202.860.2110 (Access code: 171 839 5937)

Saturday sessions (starting November 7): Join by video or phone at 202.860.2110 (Access code: 171 874 8027)

Join by Video
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.

Find a pediatrician

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