Birthing at Holy Cross Hospital in Maryland


Approximately 160 obstetricians are credentialed to deliver your baby at Holy Cross Hospital or Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. They deliver approximately 10,000 babies each year at our hospitals and are focused entirely on helping mothers have a healthy pregnancy and birth. Holy Cross Hospital delivers more babies and cares for more newborns with complex medical issues than any other hospital in Maryland or the District of Columbia. Their website is full of helpful information.

They boast about their care for high risk pregnancies, births and babies.

Holy Cross is welcoming to different methods of childbirth and also welcoming to doulas… “We support each person’s personal labor choices, including natural childbirth, vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC), and the participation of doulas in your labor and delivery.”

Balanced Birth Support has several doulas who regularly attend births at Holy Cross, and they say that it is very welcoming to doulas. They have also said that they, and their clients, have had excellent experiences!

Location & Hours

Holy Cross Hospital (Silver Spring) is located at 1500 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Visitors must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Either immediate family members, powers of attorney, guardians, or patient representatives.
  • Healthy with no symptoms of illness including no respiratory or fever symptoms, upon arrival at the hospital and thereafter.


Located on the 2nd floor and open daily Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. A variety of prepared and self-serve items are available. Hours of operation are as follows:

Monday – Friday:

  • Breakfast – 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Dinner – 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday:

  • Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Dinner – 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Located on the first floor in the main lobby:

  • Open 24 hours per day, seven days per week (24/7)

Vending Machines:
Vending machines are available 24 hours a day and are located on the 2nd floor outside the cafeteria and on the ground floor in the Emergency Center.

Amenities & Features for Birth/Postpartum

Private labor & delivery rooms 
Private rooms
Birth balls
Peanut balls
Wireless Monitoring Available

Other Information

Placenta Removal– Talk with you care provider at a prenatal appointment.

Map of hospital campus

Birthing Brochure

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