Virginia Hospital Center
Doula Jenn is your Virginia Hospital Center doula. The following information is about the birth experience offered at this location.
Monitors available: External Fetal monitoring – 20 minutes every hour if going intermittent.
Birth balls: Yes, multiple sizes but often ones that are too small. It is recommended you bring your own in your car and bring it in if needed.
Peanut balls: Yes
Parking info (free/paid, onsite/offsite etc): Park in green parking lot- 3rd floor has a walkway to enter the hospital. $5 per day for parking, credit cards accepted when you leave.
After hours entrance: ER. Park in Green lot- walk to front of main building
Entering and exiting tips: Can go through main doors, even after 9pm.
How to get to L&D: 3rd floor
Family Waiting Room: Family waiting rooms are located on the labor and delivery floor as well as outside L&D.
Doulas allowed in triage: Yes
Water births: No
Squat Bar: Yes, available upon request
Photography allowed: Yes, in the delivery room.
Videography allowed: No
How many allowed in room for birth: 5
VBAC friendly: YES!
Oral Vitamin K: No
Doulas in OR (keep in mind this will be situational): No
Doulas in recovery (keep in mind this will be situational): No
Lactation consultants available: Yes
Placenta removal policy: Mother must sign a form. The placenta must be removed from the hospital before you head to postpartum. It is recommended you have a designated family member that can take it home for you.
Kitchen available: Microwave, fridge available. Juice, water, crackers and peanut butter available.
Microwave available: Yes- in nourishment room
Typical discharge for vaginal birth: 24 hours
Typical discharge for Cesarean birth: 72 hours
Recommended OBs: Dr. Rohn
Recommended MWs: Karen King, and Melissa!
Other Info: Very natural birth (and medicated birth) friendly. They really trust the birthing process and have made strides over the years to have low cesarean and episiotomy rates as well as very high patient sanctification. Virginia Hospital Center is doula friendly.