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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has earned a High-Performing rating again this year for Best Hospitals for Maternity by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News rates hospitals in this category by evaluating key indicators of maternal and newborn health data. See our scorecard

COVID-19 Impact on Delivery

Inova is safely leading the way to bring your little one, or ones, into this world. We are fully prepared for the current COVID-19 pandemic and continue to implement all infection prevention and control measures established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state/local health agencies to provide the safest care environment.

Inova visitation policy

  • 24/7 Obstetric Emergency Department (OB ED) for expectant mothers 20 weeks and beyond with OB-related complaints such as abdominal pain or bleeding
  • Pain management and anesthesia services available onsite 24/7 to meet individual needs
  • Dedicated operating rooms for c-sections, along with a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, designed so mothers and newborns remain together
  • All private Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) fully equipped for infants with specialized needs
  • Infant security system
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Lactation Center and Boutique with board-certified lactation consultants
  • In-house pediatrician and on-call neonatologist available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Coordinated mother-baby care to minimize separation after birth
  • Family waiting rooms
  • Room service dining, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • GetWellNetwork™, an interactive system to access educational information and order free on demand movies (a daily fee applies for some services)
  • Sleep chairs in patient rooms for patient's significant other to stay overnight
  • Serenity Time, a daily break from 2 - 4 p.m. when moms are encouraged to relax and rest without being disturbed by visitors or caregivers
  • Free Wi-Fi access

Inova Antenatal Testing at Fair Oaks offers specialized care and comprehensive diagnostic testing for women throughout their pregnancy.

Our maternal fetal medicine specialists, perinatal sonographers and nurses have cared for thousands of expectant mothers and regularly work with women whose pregnancies are considered high-risk.

Factors which may cause a woman’s pregnancy to be considered high risk include:

  • Pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or hypertension
  • Women over the age of 35
  • Women with multiple pregnancies
  • Women who experience unexpected complications caused by pregnancy
  • Parents who may pass on a genetic disorder

Learn more about Inova Antenatal Testing at Fair Oaks

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offers 24-hour staffing from highly experienced, board-certified neonatologists, specially trained and certified nurses and board-certified lactation consultants, dedicated to neonatal intensive care. Our 19 private rooms have the supplies and equipment to perform all the necessary care without having to move your baby and are furnished with comfortable overnight accommodations for you and your spouse, including a bed, television, bathroom, breast pump and Internet access. For more information, call 703-391-3560.

Parking is free at Inova Fair Oaks Medical Campus for all patients and visitors. You are welcome to park in the handicapped and expectant mother parking lot near the main entrance to the hospital.

Standard arrivals (Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.):

Enter through the main hospital entrance. Go to Labor & Delivery on the 3rd floor to complete the registration process and be assessed.

Weekend, evening, holiday or emergency arrivals:

Please go directly to the emergency room entrance if:

  • If you arrive on a weekend, holiday or outside the hours above.
  • If you are in considerable pain and threatening to deliver imminently.

COVID Vaccine & Pregnancy

Pregnancy is considered a high-risk health condition. Pregnant people with COVID-19 are at increased risk of preterm birth and might be at increased risk of other adverse pregnancy outcomes, compared with pregnant women without COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy has been growing. These data suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19.

Women undergoing fertility treatment or planning to get pregnant are encouraged to get vaccinated if they are eligible. Since the vaccine is not a live virus, there is no reason to delay pregnancy attempts because of vaccination administration or to defer treatment until the second dose has been administered. There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.

Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, although limited, has been growing. These data suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy. Vaccines have been studied using many viruses and in all trimesters of pregnancy. No adverse pregnancy-related outcomes, including adverse outcomes affecting the baby, were associated with vaccination in these trials.

If you are pregnant, you might want to have a conversation with your healthcare provider about COVID-19 vaccination. While such a conversation might be helpful, it is not required before vaccination. You can receive a COVID-19 vaccine without any additional documentation from your healthcare provider.

Professional medical organizations such as The American College of OB-GYN, and the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine who specialize in the treatment and care of pregnant individuals all align with the CDC in encouraging pregnant individuals to get COVID-19 vaccinated.

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