When it comes to starting a family, everyone's journey is unique. Whether you are just starting on your path to parenthood or have a growing family, you can rely on us as the smart, safe place to go. Trust Carilion Clinic and our skilled doctors and nurses to provide a safe, secure, skilled, comfortable and caring environment to welcome your little ones.
We offer maternity services, childbirth and parenting classes and lactation support in Roanoke and in the New River Valley.
In Roanoke, Carilion offers the most extensive maternity and neonatal intensive care available in western Virginia. Our state-of-the-art care labor and delivery facilities are homelike and comfortable. Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital  is the only hospital in our area with an anesthesiologist always in-house, so you can get an epidural when needed, no matter what day or time you need it. Our nurses are trained to provide breastfeeding advice and support. Our skilled team of top medical experts is always on duty to deal with any problems that arise.
During your pregnancy, labor, delivery and after your baby is born, you will have access to a complete range of high-quality maternity and neonatal services. We offer an exceptional maternal fetal medicine center.
In the New River Valley, The Birthplace  at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center  offers conventional birth planning and a midwifery birth option. Our nurses are trained for couplet care, where a nurse cares for both the mom and baby in a spacious, comfortable room. The Birthplace is a multiple 5-Star award winner for patient satisfaction.
PREPARING FOR PREGNANCY
Prior to becoming pregnant, an appointment with an obstetrician can be very helpful. The doctor can perform a full physical, gather a personal and family medical history, and assess lifestyle issues that may impact a healthy pregnancy. Once you're pregnant, regular visits to an obstetrician are essential for good prenatal care.
Click here  to find a Carilion Clinic obstetrician near you.