Newly Expanded Mother/Baby Unit Opens

February 15, 2024 by

left to right: Paola Gehrig, MD, Chair, Dept. of Ob-Gyn; Chantal Scott, MD, Medical Director, Mom/Baby Unit; Brianna Russell, MSN, RN, CNL, C-EFM, Nurse Manager, Mom/Baby Unit; Felicia Tyree, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery

To better serve a growing number of families and their newborns, UVA Health Obstetrics and Gynecology’s newly expanded Mother and Baby Unit opened this week, increasing capacity from 23 beds to 30 beds.

An open house on February 12 unveiled the unit to visitors from the NICU, faculty, residents, labor and delivery nurses and staff, and several Birth Sisters. UVA Health University Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer Reid Adams, MD, and Chief Executive Officer Wendy Horton also attended the event.

The number of babies born at UVA Health Children’s has increased about 20% over the last four years, and approximately 2,300 babies are born at UVA Health Children’s each year. UVA Health also provides a host of specialized services for mothers and babies, including a neonatal intensive care unit, a cardio/obstetrics program, a multidisciplinary postpartum care clinic for new mothers and a mood disorders clinic for new mothers and mothers-to-be.

The opening of the expanded Mother and Baby Unit was covered by media outlets in the area. Watch the story on 29News. 

UVA newly expanded mom and baby unit

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