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Obstetrics Emergency Department

Providing expectant mothers with specialized care.

Chesapeake Regional’s Obstetrics Emergency Department (OB ED) provides expectant mothers with the immediate and specialized care they deserve during an obstetric emergency. Patients can access the OB ED by checking in at the main Emergency Department. All women over 20 weeks pregnant will be seen by a highly-trained and experienced obstetrical provider. Our caregivers provide evaluation and collaborate with the patient’s obstetrical provider to make decisions about the plan of care.

When should I go to the emergency room when pregnant?

If possible, we recommend that you call your OB provider before coming in. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

The following symptoms may prompt you to come to the OB ED:

  • Abdominal pain 
  • Decreased fetal movement
  • Concern about preterm labor
  • Ruptured membranes
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Urinary tract or bladder infections
  • Conditions related to high-risk pregnancy (such as high blood pressure)

Open all day, every day.

Tender, loving prenatal care when and where it’s most needed

Located in the Labor & Delivery Unit, the OB ED is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It's staffed with dedicated, board-certified obstetrical providers equipped to handle pregnancy-related emergencies around the clock. These OB-GYN providers can treat, assess, and discharge patients much faster than in a general emergency department or obstetrical triage setting. 

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Should you deliver a preterm baby before 32 weeks, or weighing less than 3.3 pounds, our staff is equipped to provide critical care for newborns needing extra time in the hospital.  The newly expanded Level III NICU Nursery has more beds, new technology, and greater privacy for parents. 

Obstetrics Operating Rooms

Our OB Operating Rooms feature all the latest equipment. From large flat-screen monitors for all fetal heart rate tracings to a warmer placed near the mother's head to watch the newborn initial assessment, our care team has everything necessary to help moms and their partners during delivery.


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Obstetrics Emergency Department (OB ED)

736 Battlefield Blvd. North

Chesapeake , VA 23320

Obstetrics Emergency Department (OB ED)

736 Battlefield Blvd. North

Chesapeake, VA 23320