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Birthing Center FAQs

Baby Care Essentials — Grandparents Welcome!
Taught by certified childbirth educators. Topics include diapering, bathing, cord care, circumcision care, feeding methods and infant safety. Listen to a presentation from one of our board certified pediatricians. The cost is $25 per person. Grandparents are welcome to attend this class.
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Your Childbirth Experience
Discussion oriented and interactive, the class covers much more than just labor. It begins with your feelings during pregnancy, contains a lot of good information about labor, reviews breathing techniques and relaxation, and includes a maternity tour. The cost is $120 per couple.
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Concerned About Breastfeeding?
Here are some additional online resources.

Virginia Birthing Center FAQs

Having a baby is an exciting time. Even if this isn’t your first delivery, you still may have questions about the Virginia birthing and maternity center. Below are a few commonly asked questions. If you are in the Northern Virginia areas of Fauquier and Prince William Counties and need further information or would like to take a tour, of our Virginia birthing and maternity center contact the O'Shaughnessy Family Birthing Center at 540-316-4000.

There are four OB-GYN physicians who have privileges on the unit - Dr.Jeffrey Bell, Dr. Sumiya Majeed, Dr.Thomas Myers and Dr. Wesley Hodgson.

Do you rent or sell breast pumps?
Breast pumps can be purchased or rented through Fauquier Health Home Care Shop located on the first floor of the hospital.

What breastfeeding support services do you offer?
We have lactation consultants on staff in the family birthing center. If you have problems breastfeeding while you are in the hospital, please tell your nurse so we can arrange a visit from one of our consultants.

Can someone stay with me during my hospital stay?
Yes, a person over the age of 18 is welcome to stay with you. There is a bed in every private birthing room for your spouse or your care partner. Though children under the age of 18 may not spend the night, we encourage and welcome sibling visits during daytime hours.

What should I bring with me to the hospital?
You should bring toiletries such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste. There are hair dryers in every bathroom. You are welcome to wear your own nightgown and clothes during your stay if you would like, or we can supply a gown. You will need to bring clothes to wear home.

Every new mother at our birthing and maternity center will receive a mother care kit with personal hygiene supplies. You will also receive a newborn kit that includes a package of newborn diapers, baby wipes, pacifier, thermometer, infant hat, blanket and t-shirt. You will want to bring baby clothes for the first picture and for going home. While at the hospital, you may dress your baby in the t-shirt we supply or the clothes you bring.

What happens after I leave the hospital?
Before you leave, you will be given a comprehensive New Parent Handbook to help you through those early days.  Your obstetrician or pediatrician will be your best source of information if you still have concerns.

Are there any good online resources to help me with breastfeeding?

There are many. We have compiled a few for you here.

Learn more about our Birthing Services and the O'Shaughnessy Family Birthing Center.



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