Take advantage of our numerous additional childbirth resources including doula services, baby photos, breastfeeding education, support groups, and outpatient prenatal and gynecological charity care.
Breastfeeding, Postpartum Support and Newborn Care
Our experienced doulas offer personalized education and assistance in preparing mothers for birth.
Looking for babies born at Inova Women's Hospital Birthing Center? Baby pictures are located in a secure area on the Welcome Newborn website, which means the mother's name and password are required in order to view a baby picture. Access codes are available from the baby's parent(s).
Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group
- About this group: Our Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group meets on Thursdays in the hospital from 10 to 11 a.m. This group is facilitated by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant®, and a baby scale is available for weight checks. Participation in this support group is free, and registration is not required. Parking in the Green garage is complimentary. Call 703-776-6455 for additional information.
- Location: Inside the Women's Hospital building at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (map). Park in the Green garage. Take the visitor elevators to the 5th floor. Group is in the sitting room, right outside the visitor elevators. Parking is free (we will provide a voucher for the garage).
"Beginning Steps for Parents" Program
This program helps promote healthy infant/child development, enhances parenting skills and strengthens families' ties to community resources. It is available exclusively at Inova Women's Hospital Birthing Center and is available to all qualifying first-time parents giving birth within our center.
Tours and Educational Classes
Potential, new, and expectant parents can choose from a variety of childbirth and family education courses. Class topics include childbirth preparation, C-section, breastfeeding, baby care, grand-parenting, multiples, and sibling preparation. Inova Well offers free maternity tours of the Inova Women’s Hospital Birthing Center, as well as free postpartum support groups for new moms. Visit the Inova Well Childbirth Education website to register for a childbirth education class or for an online tour, to find a New Moms Support Group, or to get more information. You can also call Inova Well at 703-698-2400.
OB-GYN Programs and Support for Underinsured
Community Car Seat 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. Below is a list of locations throughout the Northern Virginia area that can provide a car seat safety inspection. NOTE: Your car seat must be installed before the inspection.
Fair Oaks District Station
12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033
Inspections by appointment only. Call 703-591-0966, press 8, press 8, press 0.
Mount Vernon District Station
2511 Parkers Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
Inspections held 2nd Wednesday of every month, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 703-360-8400 first to verify inspection is taking place.
Sully District Station
4900 Stonecroft Boulevard
Chantilly, VA 20151
Inspections held 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 703-814-7000 first to verify inspection is taking place.
Mason District Station
6507 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
Inspections by appointment only; call 703-256-8035 ext. 2243 for appointment.
Franconia District Station
6121 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
Held once a month by appointment, usually on a Saturday. Call 703-922-8906 and press "5001" to find out the schedule.
Fairfax County Police Resource Center
Inspections are provided on a first come, first served basis twice per month on Thursdays beginning at 1:30 p.m. Please call 703-776-3259 to verify inspection dates and times.
Fairfax County Sheriff's Department
Fairfax County Courthouse Complex, Public Parking Garage – Follow signs to 3rd floor
10550 Page Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22030
One Saturday per month, usually the 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month. Line is open from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (All cars in line by 10:30 a.m. will be served.) No appointments: first come, first served.