Choosing an OB/GYN

Finding the right OB/GYN is one of the most significant decisions you will make in your life. At Carilion Clinic, our board-certified physicians and registered nurse practitioners deliver expert care in a warm and sensitive environment, carefully tailoring testing and treatment to meet your individual needs as you make your way through life’s stages.

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Lactation Consultant Locations

A personalized visit with a certified Lactation Consultant can be arranged while you are at the hospital following delivery. Please ask your nurse to make arrangements for this free service at:

Breastfeeding support is also available after you are home with your new baby. Carilion Clinic offers outpatient breastfeeding consults at the following locations:

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We offer a wide range of educational programs on pregnancy and parenting.

Pregnancy and Parenting Classes

We highly recommend that you register for these classes by the 4-5th month of pregnancy as class size is limited. Classes currently offered include:

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Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

At Carilion Clinic, our nurses are trained as labor coaches, certified in electronic fetal monitoring and have experience in both low- and high-risk obstetrical care. Our labor and delivery rooms are comfortable and spacious. Of course, most women also prefer to have their spouse or other support person stay with them throughout labor and delivery, and you may want to allow other family members or friends to periodically visit. Let us know your preferences, and we will make every effort to accommodate them.

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Preparing for Delivery

As you prepare for delivering your baby, you may want to pack the following items for your comfort:

  • Robe and slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Medications you are currently taking
  • Insurance card
  • Camera, film and batteries
  • Support bra
  • Going home outfit and blanket for the baby
  • Comfortable outfit for mom’s trip home

State law requires a federally approved infant safety seat for transporting your baby in a vehicle.

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Having Your Baby

When it comes time to deliver, we provide state-of-the-art care in a comfortable and homelike setting at both Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH) and The Birthplace at Carilion New River Medical Center (CNRV). Carilion offers you a range of options to allow you to choose the birth experience that best meets your needs. We encourage you to speak with your obstetrician about the best delivery option for you and your baby.

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Support for Perinatal Loss

The loss of a pregnancy or newborn is a devastating experience. Please allow us to extend our deepest sympathy.

At this tragic and numbing time, when it is difficult to think and make decisions, parents have told us that the following information can be helpful:

Seeing and Holding Your Baby

Many parents feel that seeing, holding and touching their baby is an important way to validate his or her existence. If the baby is old enough, you may treasure this opportunity to hold your child in your arms while saying good-bye.

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Maternal Fetal Medicine

If there is anything complicated about your pregnancy – for example, if you’re over 35 or have had a prior miscarriage – we’re here with supportive expertise to guide you safely through.

Carilion Clinic offers the region’s only Maternal Fetal Medicine program integrated with a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our mission is to care for women with high-risk pregnancies and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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Carilion Clinic, in partnership with Our365.com, welcomes you to our WebNursery® -- a fun and fast way for parents to share the news of Baby’s birth with friends and family around the world. Our365 creates a free Web page especially for the newborn that includes Baby's photo and birth information.

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