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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

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.

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Private Postpartum Care Suite
Private Postpartum Care Suite
Private Postpartum Care Suite
Private Postpartum Care Suite
Labor and Delivery Soaking Tub
Labor and Delivery Soaking Tub
Private Labor and Delivery Suite
Private Labor and Delivery Suite
NICU Family Transition Room
NICU Family Transition Room
Private NICU Room
Private NICU Room

Perinatal Care Certification

The Joint Commission sealOur hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Perinatal Care Certification. We are thrilled to be one of only 64 hospitals currently certified nationwide – and, the only hospital certified in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.

Pursuing voluntary certification by The Joint Commission reaffirms that our hospital is a national leader in mother-baby care. It reflects our team’s unwavering commitment to continuously review and improve key aspects of our perinatal programs that can affect the quality and safety of your care.

You can rest assured knowing that you and your baby will receive the best possible care at Inova Loudoun Hospital.

The Birthing Inn

Inova Loudoun Hospital recently unveiled a brand new Labor and Delivery Unit, Postpartum Care Unit and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Located in our new North Patient Tower, these advanced facilities will allow us to continue to deliver exceptional birth experiences for years to come.

When delivering at Inova Loudoun Hospital, you can expect an intimate, family-centered birth experience. Mothers and babies receive individualized attention and benefit from the most advanced technology available. Facility highlights include:

  • 12 spa-like labor-delivery-recovery suites with labor soaking tubs and light therapy to enhance relaxation
  • Wireless waterproof fetal monitors
  • Private postpartum rooms
  • Level III NICU featuring private rooms with overnight accommodations for parents
  • 3 cesarean-section suites
  • Antepartum rooms for women with high-risk pregnancies requiring inpatient care before delivery
  • 24/7 OB Emergency Room for expectant mothers 20 weeks and beyond with OB-related complaints
  • 24/7 in-house anesthesiology
  • 24/7 access to OB-GYN doctors, certified nurse midwives and neonatologists
  • Board-certified lactation consultants

Additional amenities include: complimentary valet services, free WiFi high speed internet access, and access to a professional photographer. All rooms in the North Tower are equipped with Bluetooth wireless speakers and other high-tech amenities.

Preparing for your Delivery at Inova Loudoun Hospital Guide


Natural Birth Center

If you are interested in an unmedicated, home-like birth experience and working with a certified nurse midwife, consider delivering at the Natural Birth Center at Inova Loudoun Hospital.

Our facility is the area’s only hospital-based natural birth center. Spacious birthing suites are equipped with deep labor soaking tubs, queen size beds and all of the comforts of home. If complications arise, access to advanced technology and hospital resources – including the county’s highest level NICU – are just steps away.

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Ultrasounds, Screenings and High-Risk Pregnancies

The Inova Loudoun Hospital Antenatal Testing Center (ATC) 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 Loudoun antenatal services

Virtual Visits

Through Inova Obstetrics and Gynecology practices, you can reduce your in-person office visits through our OB telemedicine program.

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OB Emergency Room

Our OB Emergency Room treats pregnant women 20 weeks and beyond who come to the hospital with OB-related complaints, such as abdominal pain or bleeding.

If you are experiencing any of these concerns past 20 weeks, please go to the North Entrance and take the elevator to the second floor to check in to the OB-ED.

If you are experiencing these concerns before 20 weeks, please report to the main Emergency Room. Always call your regular medical provider as well.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Inova Loudoun Hospital is home to Loudoun County's highest-level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). While all families have high expectations of a healthy, full-term infant, a deviation from the expected path can sometimes occur. Approximately nine percent of infants in Virginia are born prematurely (< 38 weeks) and others have physical problems that require specialized care.

Our level III NICU provides around-the-clock observation and care for premature and sick infants as young as 28 weeks.

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Breastfeeding, Postpartum Support and Newborn Care

Breastfeeding Support

Choosing to breastfeed your infant is an important decision. Inova Loudoun Hospital offers new moms both inpatient and outpatient breastfeeding support. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) offer counseling, education and supplies. Breastfeeding Support Information

Support Groups

Zoom After Childbirth

Zoom After Childbirth is a free weekly event bringing Inova experts to you for informative and interactive webinar sessions via Zoom.

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Getting Ready to Go Home: Mother and Infant Discharge Guide (English) / Lea la versión en español


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Breastfeeding Video

OB-GYN Services for Medicaid and Underinsured

Inova Cares Clinic for Women - Lansdowne offers obstetric (pregnancy and childbirth) care for women who are uninsured, have limited resources, or are insured by Medicaid.

Additionally, this team of OB-GYN and certified nurse midwife hospitalists are on-site 24/7. They have collectively delivered more than 1,400 babies for unassigned and private-practice patients at Inova Loudoun Hospital.

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COVID Vaccine & Pregnancy

I am pregnant. Am I eligible for the vaccine?

Pregnancy is considered a high-risk health condition according to the CDC and falls in the 1b phase for eligibility. Please check here for your county’s phase eligibility.

We want to start a family. I heard the vaccine can possibly hurt our chances or hurt the baby. Is this true?

Women undergoing fertility treatment or planning to get pregnant should be encouraged to receive vaccination 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.

I am pregnant, and I am afraid the vaccine will hurt my baby. Can this happen?

Currently, there are limited data available on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people who are pregnant. Speak with your healthcare provider to help you make an informed decision. However, based on how mRNA vaccines work, experts believe they are unlikely to cause harm to women who are pregnant or to the fetus.

The CDC, American College of OB-GYN, and the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine all state that COVID-19 vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant individuals, those planning to get pregnant, or those on fertility treatments who are otherwise eligible for vaccination. To date, the CDC is monitoring approximately 15,000 pregnant women who have received the COVID-19 vaccines. Learn more: Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19

Note: Pregnant women with COVID-19 have a higher risk for severe illness, including death, than age-matched controls.

Online Support for Pregnant & New Moms

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Zoom Through Pregnancy

Zoom Through Pregnancy is a free program bringing Inova experts to you for informative webinar sessions via Zoom.

Zoom Through Pregnancy
mom cuddling newborn baby
Zoom After Childbirth

Zoom After Childbirth is a free monthly event bringing Inova experts to you for informative webinar sessions via Zoom.

Zoom After Childbirth

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