Birthing at Inova Fair Oaks

Summary

According to their website, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Birthing Center is focused on providing a “safe, intimate, and comfortable” childbirth experience. With private labor & delivery rooms, private postpartum rooms with rooming-in encouraged, dedicated cesarean rooms, and access to lactation consultants, Inova Fair Oaks has earned many accolades for its services.

Recently, the hospital and its staff have added additional services to support natural birthing methods such as: laboring in a water tub (bring your own!), access to peanut ball (bring your own birthing ball!), delayed cord clamping, and supporting trials of labor after a cesarean.

There is a newly renovated Level III NICU on its own private floor. Additional new mother and baby services are a newborn security system, in-house pediatrician and neonatologist, and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Lactation Center with board certified lactation consultants.

Location

The Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Birthing Center is located at 3600 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033.

Parking is free for all patients and visitors. Free valet parking is available 5:30am-6pm.

Labor & Delivery is located on the 3rd Floor.

If you are in labor:
Monday-Friday, 6am-9pm: Enter through the main hospital entrance and go directly to Labor & Delivery on the 3rd floor.
9pm-6am & all day Saturday and Sunday: Enter through the Emergency Department

Visiting hours are 9am-9pm, seven days a week. Children under 12 who are a sibling of the child may visit if they are healthy. The hospital reserves the right to limit visitors at their discretion, especially during flu season.

Food

Oaks Café is located on the main level
Monday through Friday
6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekends and holidays
7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Starbucks Coffee Bar
is located on the main level in the Oaks Café
Monday – Friday
6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Weekends and holidays
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Amenities & Features for Birth/Postpartum

Private labor & delivery rooms
Tubs available in 1 room- First come first serve. Some nurses encourage laboring in the tub as long as your waters have not released. No water births
Snack room on labor and delivery floor
Private postpartum rooms– sleep chair for partner. Rooming-in with baby encouraged.
Family Waiting Room
Dedicated C-Section Operating Rooms
24/7 anesthesia services
Complimentary Room Service Dining
Free Wifi
The Breastfeeding Center providing bedside assistance, help to mothers with a baby in the NICU, and babies with special needs

Fair Oaks is very welcoming to birth doulas

Other Information

Placenta Removal- You will need to complete form in advance, some nurses and providers may not be familiar with procedures. Ensure placenta is not tampered with and nothing is added to it. The placenta will typically have to go to pathology to be released, they’ll box it up for removal.
No wireless monitors
Discharge-
24-48 hours after a normal vaginal delivery with no complications.
72 hours after a cesarean birth
Coordinated mother-baby care to minimize separation after birth

Key Statistics & Additional Information

We strive to keep this information up to date and accurate for our birthing community…. Have a comment or an update for us? Throw it in the comments below and we will be sure to check it out!

Renee Corbino

Author: Renee Corbino

Renee keeps Balanced Birth Support organized and amazing as the Administrative Manager. She lives in Northern Virginia with her awesome fire fighting husband and two cute little boys. She is a breech birthing mama and supporter of empowering births.

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