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The BirthPlace

Special Treatment for Mothers and Babies

Opting to have your baby at The BirthPlace is a smart choice. You will receive the personalized, patient-centered care you deserve with all of the services, education and support you expect. We deliver high quality, compassionate care to every baby, mother and family. There’s no other day quite like the birth day, and we are here to help make it special.

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Pain Relief Options While in Labor

There are a variety of pain relief options available to women in labor. We want you to have a choice and for your birthing experience to be as comfortable as possible. At the BirthPlace, we offer the following:

Non-medical pain relief options*

  • Labor Tub
  • Birthing Balls
  • Shower
  • Walking, Movement

*Dependent on provider and certain criteria.

Coming Soon: Nitrous Oxide

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide has been proven to increase comfort and calm during childbirth. It’s an inhaled analgesic, a pain relief drug that is controlled by the patient. Nitrous provides a little extra help coping with the pain and anxiety of labor during natural childbirth. Women can choose when to put the mask on and when to take it off. Nitrous begins working within a minute, and its effects disappear within five minutes.

Intravenous (IV) Pain Medication

IV pain medications are very effective to manage pain during early labor.


  • Starts working in less than 5 minutes
  • Causes minimal nausea
  • Can last 3 to 4 hours during early labor


When other types of coping mechanisms are no longer effective, an epidural can provide relief and manage pain during labor. During the placement of an epidural, one support person may be present (at the discretion of the anesthesiologist performing the procedure). Everyone in the room will wear a mask to protect against infection.

In-house Hospitalists

Our Hospitalist program ensures that there is always a qualified doctor on hand. Board-certified obstetricians are available after office hours and around the clock during weekends. Pediatric hospitalists are also available 24 hours a day.

We’re Prepared

Our experienced and dedicated team of obstetricians and pediatric hospitalists is prepared to respond to unexpected emergencies and work together with highly specialized neonatologists who we share with the local children’s hospital.

Level II Nursery

Should you deliver a preterm baby at 32 weeks who is as little as 3.3 pounds, our staff will provide the very best care for your newborn in our Level II Nursery, equipped with everything necessary to care for little ones who have stabilized, but need to stay in the hospital a bit longer before they are ready to go home.

Rest Easy

When mothers are discharged while baby is still in the Level II Nursery, a Rest Easy room can be reserved for the comfort and convenience of our parents. Its queen sized bed with a television, sink and attached restroom are located right across from the nursery.

Childbirth Prep Class

This informative class consists of lectures, videos, discussions and exercises, all led by a trained childbirth instructor. Our goal is to provide you with information and resources to help you make informed decisions and minimize your fears prior to your baby’s birth, through labor and early postpartum. Register for the four day Childbirth Prep Class or one day Childbirth Prep Class.

Newborn Parenting Class

Our introductory class teaches parents-to-be the basics so they are prepared and know what to expect from their newborn. This one-time course is held on Mondays from 6:30pm-9pm. 

Learn more and register for the Newborn Parenting Class.

Breastfeeding Class

This class will prepare new mothers for a successful and rewarding breastfeeding experience. This one-time course is offered on Thursdays from 6:30-9pm. 

Learn more and register for the Breastfeeding Class (Dad's Encouraged).

Breastfeeding Support Group

Join us for our monthly Breastfeeding Support Group held every first Wednesday of the month at the Lifestyle Center. The group is facilitated by one of our certified Lactation Consultants. 

Learn more and register for the Breastfeeding Support Group.

Lactation Store

Located on the campus of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in the Lifestyle Center building, The Lactation Store carries an entire line of high-quality breast pumps for purchase and rental, along with a wide variety of accessories and hard-to-find items new moms need. For more information, call 757-312-6508.

Learn More on Our Blog

We continually post articles on our blog that offer a variety of resources for new parents. Check-out 13 Things to Do before Bringing Baby Home or The Most Common Questions New Moms Ask About Breastfeeding to get you started.


Phone Numbers

  • 757-312-6508

736 Battlefield Blvd. North,

Chesapeake, VA 23320