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Sentara Williamsburg Family Maternity Center

At Sentara, we know you expect more. And we aim to deliver the best birthing experience for you and your family - one that honors your choices and respects your values and wishes. You'll notice the difference in the way our physicians and midwives really listen, and the way our nurses are available throughout your journey, from prenatal classes and tours to the lactation and postpartum support groups after you give birth. You’ll find special touches, like personal phone calls, ongoing lactation support, and a range of birthing options to support your choices. You'll understand quickly why our Family Maternity Center in Williamsburg is the hospital of choice for doulas in the community.

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More choices for your birthing experience

Bringing a life into this world is an unforgettable experience. We help families make it even more special by providing you with many ways to personalize your birthing experience, including:

  • Hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and birthing balls
  • 24/7 access to a variety of pain management options, including epidural anesthesia and nitrous oxide
  • Choose who you want to be with you during your child's birth - doulas are welcome

Family-focused birthing suites

Sentara is the only health system in the region to offer LDRP private birthing suites - where mothers stay in the same birthing suite for labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum. Each birthing suite features a private bathroom with walk-in shower, mini-fridge, Amazon Echo device for personalized music, and a modern sleeper sofa that provides a restful retreat for your partner or support person. Our team also practices a family-centered approach to care - our Maternity Center Director is a Certified Nurse Midwife who has been caring for women and families for more than 30 years.

High quality clinical care

Our goal is to provide you with the personalized birthing experience you deserve while keeping you and your baby's safety as our first priority. Below are a few highlights:

  • Our center has a controlled access entrance to ensure the safety of you and your baby
  • SWRMC is a Magnet® designated hospital, a marker of nursing excellence
  • Awarded "2020 Best Maternity Hospital" from Newsweek and The Leapfrog Group and "Gold Safe Sleep Champion" from Cribs for Kids

Support throughout your pregnancy and parenting journey

There are many things to consider when having a baby, and we are here to help provide you with the necessary resources, information and guidance you need, including:

  • Educational classes for families before, during and after pregnancy
  • Access to our full-time Board-Certified Lactation Specialist, even after you leave the hospital
  • Dedicated support groups for breastfeeding and post-partum depression