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Resources for pregnancy, birth and infancy

Charlottesville is a great place to give birth to a child. The two local hospitals, UVA Medical Center and Martha Jefferson Medical Center, both provide delivery services and offer various benefits. UVA is usually busier and it is a teaching hospital, so often your child will be delivered by a resident with an attending physician standing close by. Martha Jefferson is a traditional hospital and provides a more intimate birthing experience. UVA has more emergency services available if they are needed and has more resources for high-risk deliveries. UVA has separate delivery and recovery rooms. Whichever hospital you choose, both offer birthing classes and other prenatal and post-birth classes for parents and children.

There are numerous OB/GYN physicians in Charlottesville. A few of the larger offices/centers are listed below.

The Women's Place at UVA
Emergency/After Hours: 924-2022

UVA's services include general obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive medicine and fertility, urogynecology, teen health center, midlife health, gynecologic oncology, maternal fetal medicine, breast care, community classes and education, and a prenatal diagnosis and treatment center.

University of Virginia Health System
General Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northridge

Appointments: 243-4570
Information on Classes: 924-3791

The General Obstetrics and Gynecology Department for the University of Virginia Health Systems provides services at the Northridge office building between Ivy Road and 250 West, and is a department of the Women's Place at UVA.

Charlottesville Women's Services P.L.C.
1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 105

This group specializes in gynecological surgery and menopause, infertility and obstetrical care and has privileges at Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Jefferson ObGyn Ltd.
977-4488 or 982-7825
600 Peter Jefferson Parkway Suite 290

This practice specializes in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, laser surgery, laparoscopic surgery, pelvic floor reconstruction and treatment of urinary incontinence.

Martha Jefferson Women's Health
500 Martha Jefferson Drive

Marth Jefferson offers family-centered maternity care. Services include board-certified primary care and specialty physicians, the Breast Health Center and mammography services. The prenatal diagnosis center offers first trimester screenings.


Birthwise Midwifery
3630 Glenaire Dr.

Debbi Little-Meslar
1003 E. High St.

Donna F. Vinal, CNM, Ph. D.
400 Locust Ave.

Woman Care
730 Lyons Ave.

Stork Diaper Service

This service offers cloth diaper cleaning and delivery.

Body Mind Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center
313 2nd St. SE Suite 211

The center offers prenatal and postpartum yoga classes. Babies can attend and participate in the postpartum class. Others services include children's yoga. massage therapy, aromatherapy and spiritual counseling.

WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children)

This federal program is run by Virginia Department of Health and provides nutritional counseling and health assessments of children up to age 5 and/or pregnant, postpartum or breast-feeding women. It also provides nutritional supplementation of various food items or infant formula. Proof of income is required to qualify.


Charlottesville has many pediatricians, but there are a few larger clinics around the city that have several pediatricians on staff. For additional pediatric providers check the Yellow Pages.

Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville
Downtown Office:
1011 E Jefferson St.

West Office:
2411 Ivy Road (250W at Bellair)

North Office:
1522 Insurance Lane (29 N at Hollymead)

Adolescent Center:
1011 E Jefferson St.

The practice consists of 16 pediatricians in three offices and is open 365 days a year with nurses on call 24 hours a day. They also offer urgent care services, and evening and weekend appointments are available. The adolescent center in their downtown office specializes in providing care for teens and older children. There are separate waiting rooms for sick and healthy children. A lactation consultant is on staff.

Piedmont Pediatrics
Charlottesville Office:
900 Rio East Court, Suite A
Phone: 975-7777

Crozet Office:
1193 Crozet Ave.

Phone: 975-7777

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Monday evenings 6:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm

Piedmont has a staff of six pediatricians in its two offices, one of whom is fluent in American Sign Language.

UVA’s Pediatric Services
The following four clinics are part of the University's children's services, which include a wide variety of pediatric specialties ranging from cardiology to urology. Check the Yellow Pages for additional information.

UVA Primary Care Center
1215 Lee Street

Pediatrics at Northridge
2955 Ivy Road, Suite 303

Teen Health Center
1400 W Main Street

Pediatrics at Orange
661 University Lane
Orange, VA


UVA Intramural-Recreational Sports, the UVA Health System and Martha Jefferson Hospital offer classes such as prenatal and postpartum swimming, parenting and other classes helpful to parents or soon-to-be parents. Consult newspaper listings and check their websites.

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