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Inova Childbirth and Maternity Services

Inova Birthing Centers—Providing a Variety of Birthing Options to Suit Your Needs.
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Choose an Inova Birthing Center

Explore Inova's family-centered birthing centers and the full range of services available at each facility. Inova also offers highly trained specialists who provide expert care for women and their babies at risk for complications.

Our Birthing Centers offer beautiful décor and comfort, with amenities ranging from free Wi-Fi to baby photos to helpful breastfeeding experts. Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) are an integral part to each of our childbirth facilities and are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to care for critically ill newborns.

Our women’s health specialists have the expertise to care for you at any stage of your pregnancy, including:

  • Infertility treatment
  • Prenatal care and genetic counseling
  • High-risk pregnancies
  • Labor, delivery and recovery
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Breastfeeding

Inova Alexandria Hospital Childbirth Services

mom and babyLevel lll NICU, On-site Antenatal Testing Center
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Inova Women's Hospital Childbirth Services (Inova Fairfax Medical Campus)

babyLevel IV NICU, Luxury Amenity Program, On-site Antenatal Testing Center
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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Childbirth Services

babyLevel lll NICU,  Access to Inova Antenatal Testing Centers
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Inova Loudoun Hospital Childbirth Services

babyLevel lll NICU, Ladies Board Birthing Inn, Natural Birth Center, On-site Antenatal Testing Center
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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.

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
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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

Childbirth & Parenting Education

smiling woman at a childbirth class Inova offers a variety of support groups and classes on topics such as prenatal yoga, childbirth preparation, C-section, postpartum exercise, natural childbirth, breastfeeding, grandparenting, infant CPR and more.

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