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The O’Shaughnessy Family Birthing Center at Fauquier Health offers the very best in maternity and delivery care. Our state-of-the-art birthing center serves much of Northern Virginia – including Warrenton, Bull Run Haymarket, Front Royal and Warren County. We look at each birth as a natural, normal and uniquely personal event, and our expert caring staff treats each family with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Once a new mom checks in, she remains in the same room to labor, deliver, recover and relax in after her baby is born. There is no shuffling from place to place, and our moms never have to compromise comfort for the highest quality of medical care. Our center features the latest medical equipment in a comfortable, homelike setting, and there is also a dedicated surgical suite just steps from the private birthing rooms, just in case there is a need for a different level of care.
Our family birthing center also supports families during this very special time. We understand the importance of bonding right from the start, and our new mothers and fathers are encouraged to spend as much time as possible with their babies. Each spacious suite is designed for the newborn to remain in the room with mom, and there is an additional bed in the room for dad, or other care partner.
Several local OB/GYNs serve our community. See the Find a Provider section.
Recent renovations at Fauquier Hospital's Intermediate Care Nursery have doubled its size and added four beds, for a total of seven. The neonatal ICN -- designed to provide care for babies who are born at Fauquier Hospital but are born prematurely or are too sick to go home right away -- means that parents of these babies can be with their newborns every day without having to travel to Northern Virginia or Charlottesville. Some infants will still need the care that can only be provided in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – a higher level of care -- but many babies will be able to remain in Fauquier, near their loved ones.
Neonatal nurse practitioners provide ongoing bedside care for babies who need extra attention until they are strong enough to reunite with their families.
Several local obstatricians/gynocologists serve women in the area. See Find a Provider to find a physician near you.
Breastfeeding is a skill learned by both mother and baby and it does not always come easily. The prenatal breastfeeding class builds confidence in mothers to prepare for the breastfeeding experience. In addition, Fauquier Health offers an ongoing breastfeeding support group that offers guidance to ensure that mother and baby are getting the most out of breastfeeding.
See the Events and Education tab for information on classes for new parents.
The Family Birthing Center can be reached by calling 540-316-4000. Call for more information or to arrange a tour.