Pregnancy & Childbirth 2017-01-12T21:03:36+00:00

Pregnancy & Childbirth

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Compassionate Care for Women and Families

At Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, we’re proud to support women and their families through every step of this exciting journey, from pregnancy to labor to birth and beyond.

Our certified nurse-midwives and physicians are committed to delivering expert medical care with a personal, empathetic touch. The comfort and health of you and your baby are our highest priorities.

Having a baby is a beautiful and life-changing experience. We would be honored to help you and your family make that experience as amazing and unforgettable as possible.

The Importance of Quality Prenatal Care

When it comes to prenatal care, our goals are to maintain your baby’s health and yours, to monitor you for the development of any high-risk conditions, and to provide education for you and your family about pregnancy, birth, and the transition to parenting.

At our Harrisonburg office, we offer:

Working with a Certified Nurse-Midwife

Having your baby with certified nurse-midwives can be a wonderful experience. Many women appreciate the extra time and attention during their prenatal visits. Our certified nurse-midwives will work with you to understand your needs and do everything they can to make your experience as positive and worry-free as possible.

When it comes to labor, our first priorities are a healthy mom and baby, but we’ll also do everything we can to help you have the type of birth you want. We’ve successfully helped mothers with:

  • 100% natural labor with no pain medication
  • Labor with an epidural or the option to use medication
  • VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
  • C-sections (including repeat C-sections)
  • Early discharge from the hospital following birth

Are you ready to take the first step towards a positive, healthy pregnancy?

Call Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare today at (540) 438-1314


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What to Expect: Our Process

Pregnancy care is more than a 9-month process. We’re here to help and support you through every step of your pregnancy, birth, and parenthood, but the first step is to schedule an appointment.

At our Harrisonburg clinic, you can choose between physicians or nurse-midwives for your prenatal care. If you choose to work with a nurse-midwife, you’ll be offered a choice between two prenatal care options:

  1. Traditional Care: You’ll have individual one-on-one visits with your provider at scheduled intervals throughout your pregnancy.
  2. Centering Pregnancy: You’ll have private appointments when you need them, plus more time and education in the form of regular meetings with a support group of other women due in the same month, along with a midwife and nurse.

Whether you choose traditional care, Centering Pregnancy, or some combination of both, you’ll have our full support and access to all of the classes and resources available at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare.

Our physicians will help you understand all of the options available to you and will help you make the best choice for you and your pregnancy, whether high-risk or normal. Above all else, our physicians consider themselves your partners in health. They want to develop lasting relationships with women throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will insurance cover my care?
We accept a variety of plans from insurance companies like Aetna, Anthem, Medicaid, Tricare, United Healthcare, and others. In addition, we are members of the Valley Health Plan and Multiplan networks. Most insurance plans cover pregnancy care, but may require you to cover a co-pay. Call our office at (540) 438-1314 for more information.

Can midwives handle a complicated pregnancy?
Our nurse-midwives have a close, collaborative relationship with our physicians to ensure that, even if you develop complications like gestational diabetes, elevated blood pressure, or twins, you can still continue to receive care from your nurse-midwife throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

What should I bring to my first appointment?
When you arrive at your first appointment with us, bring a list of any medications you’re currently taking. Many patients also like to come prepared with a list of questions and concerns, and a pen to take notes.

See What our Patients are Saying

I loved my centering group led by midwife Melody! I have only great memories of your service and care. Thanks again for making my pregnancy so much more enjoyable!

Rochelle Woodley Roberts
Had excellent care from the doctors all through my pregnancy! Big thanks to Dr. Deaton for delivering my twins. I’d highly recommend SWHC in Harrisonburg to anyone!

Laura Page Sours

Get in touch

Call Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare today at (540) 438-1314


Request an Appointment Online