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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
NICU Pod
NICU Pod

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.

Planning for Your Delivery

Car Seat Installation and Inspection Stations

Expectant parents will want to plan for their hospital departure by ensuring the baby's car seat has been properly installed for safety.

Go to seatcheck.org for information on installation and inspection.

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


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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. Should I get the vaccine?

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.

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 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.

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

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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