The Family Birth Center at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center offers a birthing experience that you and your entire family will cherish. Not only will you feel pampered during your stay, our comprehensive range of medical services will ensure that you receive high-quality maternity care. Our birth center’s nurturing environment is a special place for you and baby to begin your lives together.
The family birth center at Culpeper Medical Center was the first facility in Virginia to receive the "Baby-Friendly" designation presented by UNICEF and the World Health Organization. It recognizes our ongoing efforts to ensure babies have the healthiest possible beginnings, which includes breastfeeding education, promotion and support.
Our services begin even before you conceive. We’re here to help make sure that you are healthy and prepared for pregnancy.
For more information, give us a call at 540-829-4114
Your birthing experience
When your baby is on the way, our team of board-certified physicians and specialized nurses will be here for you. Our Family Birth Center’s spacious suites are designed to meet your every need and provide a comfortable, secure and caring environment. Our birthing suites offer jetted tubs, birthing balls, music and cable TV. Our private postpartum suites include the comforts of home with plenty of room for visitors or loved ones to spend the night.
Our nurses have had special training in all aspects of obstetrics and newborn care — including neonatal resuscitation and perinatal care — and are known for their excellence and compassion.
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At the Family Birth Center, we believe that, in addition to being a rewarding and nurturing experience, breastfeeding offers many health benefits for your growing baby — but learning to nurse can take time, practice and patience.
To help you succeed, we offer services such as prenatal breastfeeding classes and assessment, breastfeeding consultations, breast pumps, feeding supplies and breastfeeding aids.
Support after the baby arrives
Between 24 and 48 hours after the birth, your doctor will discharge you and your baby to go home if you both are doing well. Even after you and your little one leave the hospital, we are still here for you providing support during those first few weeks and beyond.
Although it just doesn’t seem right, new mothers are not always happy. In fact, conditions such as rapid hormone change, fatigue, the physical and emotional stress of giving birth, and sleep deprivation can combine to make you depressed, even with a beautiful new baby.
It is nothing to be ashamed of, and you are certainly not alone. One in five new mothers will experience a serious postpartum mood disorder. Please, stay in touch with your physician if you need evaluation and support. We are here to help with all of your healthcare needs.
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