Inova Loudoun Ladies Board Birthing Inn and Natural Birth Center offer expectant parents an intimate, personalized and private birth experience. We place a strong emphasis on family-centered care.
Our families receive individualized attention and benefit from the most advanced technologies available. Facility features include:
-All-private, home-like labor-delivery-recovery suites with relaxing labor soaking tubs
-All-private postpartum rooms with comfortable accommodations for family and friends
-Wireless fetal monitors
-24/7 in-house anesthesiology
-Level IIIA neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) -- Loudoun County's only NICU
-Antenatal Testing Center
-Access to Board Certified Lactation Consultants
-Access to our Birth Navigator who can help you plan your very own personalized childbirth experience
Learn more at www.inova.org/LoudounBaby
We love our midwives! Special gift baskets to celebrate National Midwifery Week! #loudoungrownbaby #loveloudounbaby #midwivesrock
#FridayFaces - Meet Certified Nurse Midwife Shannon Wise!
Shannon is the Lead Midwife at Loudoun Ob/Gyn & Midwives and has been involved with childbirth since 1994 when she graduated from George Mason University and became a labor and delivery nurse at Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Listening to women's needs for more than two decades and becoming a mother led Shannon to her calling as a CNM. She feels that the profession is often misunderstood and hopes that she can help more people understand why midwifery care is important.
Shannon has been able to create special bonds with women and help them navigate pregnancy, motherhood, and beyond the childbearing years. In her eyes, being a midwife means service, guidance, and providing more women with access to quality healthcare.
Fun fact: Shannon has been married to her high school sweetheart for 26 years! They built their house in Ashburn 19 years ago off of a dirt road where she used to walk her kids to pet a donkey. In one year, that same road, will allow her to take the Silver Line Metro into Tysons, Arlington, and DC. #TimeFlies! #LoveLoudounBaby #LoudounGrownBaby
This week we celebrate National Midwifery Week!
We are pleased to offer moms-to-be the option of working with a certified nurse midwife (CNM) at both The Birthing Inn and our Natural Birth Center.
Nurse midwives provide patient care during pre-conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.
We even have an amazing team of CNM hospitalists available on-site 24/7! #MidwivesRock #NMW2018 #MidwivesMakeaDifference #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
The Birthing Inn at Inova Loudoun Hospital's cover photo
Thank you to all of the NICU former patients, families and staff that came out to celebrate our 13th #NICU reunion. We had a wonderful time and loved seeing your kids!
This reunion is an opportunity for NICU patients and their families to spend time with current nursing and medical staff members and other families celebrating growth.
We are so excited to share that Shannon Wise CNM is back and has joined Loudoun Ob/Gyn and Midwives!
Come see us from 10 am - 1 pm at our OB Open House to meet Shannon and more of our fabulous #midwives! #LoudounGrownBaby
Who says you can't go home?
T-3 hours to our roll out of "Meet the Midwives". Appropriate Midwife Shannon has made some yummy cake pops while watching "Call the Midwife" You may remember her serving women in Loudoun some years ago. She is excited to return to her County and work with Midwife Sandra to grow midwifery where she raised her own babies. Come have a treat with us this morning!!
Happy #NeonatalNursesDay to all of our #NICU nurses who take care of our tiniest patients! We thank you for all you do!
Do you have a nurse you’d like to recognize or thank? Share your NICU love in the comments below! ❤️ #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
Congratulations to the Loudoun Times-Mirror's 40 Under 40 honorees for 2018! Especially our FIVE Inova Loudoun Hospital awardees — including our very own Birthing Inn rockstar: Rory 'Newcomer' Braman! You ladies rock!
All the feels — what a great story! ❤️
Inova Loudoun Hospital was proud to be the gold sponsor of the inaugural Women’s Health and Wellness Summit!
Thanks to all who stopped by our “#GirlTalk” breakout session where OB/GYN Dr. Anne Brown and Physical Therapist Lindani Sechele discussed pelvic floor dysfunction.
We learned that symptoms like incontinence, constipation, sexual difficulties, pelvic pain, and abnormal uterine bleeding are quite common among women — especially after childbirth. Fortunately, these disorders can often be reversed with treatment!
What a great photo of the Loudoun Physicians for Women, A division of Capital Women's Care team! #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
7 skilled providers to guide you through your obstetric and GYN needs! Call to make your appointment at one of our 3 locations today. We serve expectant moms at The Birthing Inn at Inova Loudoun Hospital
We hope to see a sweet pic of Sergei in the #StanleyCup - just like so many of our #LoudounGrownBabies! #ALLCAPS #RocktheRed
consumerreports.org Consumer Reports’ testing into heavy metals in baby food shows concerning levels of cadmium, inorganic arsenic, and lead in many popular baby and toddler foods.
All the feels!! ❤️❤️
We are thrilled to announce U.S. News and World Report has recognized us as a Best Hospital for 2018-19. We are #7 (six-way tie) in the Washington, DC metro area and #14 (three-way tie) in Virginia.
We are also ranked as high performing in:
• Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
• Heart Failure
• Knee Replacement
Thanks to all of our staff for their dedication and commitment to meeting the unique needs of each patient we are privileged to serve. Thank you to the community for trusting us with your care!
Our next #HypnoBirthing class series with Caroline will begin on #August 19th!
- Help you to release fears and anxieties about #birth
- Give you tools to navigate through your #labor
- Teach you deep relaxation techniques to keep you calm
- Ensure that your birth partner feels prepared to support you
Preparation is power -- there is a HypnoBirthing difference! Register today at thebirthinginn.org #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
We know that a hospital can be scary for kids -- so we have a team of Child Life Specialists and our furry friend Jeremiah on site at to help ease kiddos' anxieties!
Jeremiah is Hero Dogs-trained specifically to work in healthcare facilities and Inova Loudoun Hospital's full-time facility dog.
"Jeremiah is able to pop bubbles and is trained to demonstrate to children that taking medicine is OK. Most importantly, his owner, Dr. Jill McCabe, said he helps ease the stress a medical emergency can bring."
We want to thank Fox 5 DC for sharing Jeremiah's story and how Hero Dogs are helping #PayitForward! #MeetJeremiah #LoveLoudounBaby #LoudounGrownBaby
fox5dc.com An organization in Montgomery County is helping to train service dogs for veterans and patients in-need at medical facilities.
What an exciting morning for many of the patients and employees at Inova Loudoun Hospital!
Thank you to one of the Washington Capitals’ coaches who is a long-standing #LoudounCounty resident and graciously coordinated a special visit to our hospital with the #StanleyCup! We are forever grateful!
Stay tuned for more photos to come! #ALLCAPS #RocktheRed #InovaStanleyCup #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby #InovaVictoryBabies
Sunday, July 15th was a morning our patients and employees will never forget!
The Washington Capitals' Strength & Conditioning Coach who is a long-standing #LoudounCounty resident coordinated a special visit to our hospital with the #StanleyCup! We are so grateful for his generosity and love seeing these adorable #InovaVictoryBabies!!
Families -- to download your favorite photos, please click here: https://inovahealthsystem.smugmug.com/Stanley-Cup-visits-ILH/n-K8QM9z/
#LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby #ALLCAPS #RocktheRed
#FridayFaces – Meet Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Melissa Torres!
Melissa became a nurse midwife after falling in love with the beauty of labor and birth. She believes that the foundation of a healthy family begins with the mother – and, by meeting the healthcare needs of women, we can have a positive impact on the overall health of our communities.
Melissa has been caring for women as a RN for 8 years and has attended just under 100 hospital births as a CNM! What she loves most about being a CNM is the privilege of providing women with the guidance, encouragement, and care that she knows they need and deserve as they navigate life’s milestones. She also thinks it’s an incredible honor to attend births and watch her patients become mothers!
Melissa lives in Prince William County with her husband of 17 years and two boys. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, cooking, and building furniture. Fun fact: Melissa also served as an active duty Marine for 8 years! #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
Exciting news from one of our community physician groups! #LoveLoudounBaby #LoudounGrownBaby #midwives
Capital Women's Care is happy to announce we now offer 24/7 support for our expectant moms desiring the midwife experience! Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming open house
Did your names make the list? #LoudounGrownBaby
today.com Amara and Milo are making big moves. See what others are rocketing up the top 100 names for girls and boys.
Give your favorite OBs, midwives, nurses, and hospital some love!
The ballots for Loudoun Now's annual "Loudoun Favorites" awards will close tomorrow at midnight - get your votes in! #LoveLoudounBaby #LoudounGrownBaby
loudounnow.secondstreetapp.com Share your recommendations about your favorite places, people and businesses. Voting continues until June 30.
scarymommy.com 1 in 10 moms suffer from postpartum anxiety, some of them in silence, because it is not talked about enough.
Could they be any cuter?! 💙
One of my favorite pics a friend showed me after Crew was born. They couldn't wait to meet their new baby brother ❤️
Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love. He made an unexpected (and speedy) entrance into the world two and a half weeks early - which is fitting given he was a sweet surprise from day one. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We are so grateful.
So thankful for The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, VA! ❤️ #ThankfulThursday
The Birthing Inn at Inova Loudoun Hospitall’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team would like to thank the Ladies Board Polly Clemens fund for their very generous donation.
Because of their support we can purchase a premature infant simulator, Premie HAL®. This simulator will allow our nurses and physicians to practice providing care from birth to the NICU. Perfect for both skills training and simulation-based exercises allowing our NICU team to learn and hone skills while gaining confidence to care for our tiniest of patients.
The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, VA, thank you!!
How ‘bout it ladies?! #truth #loudoungrownbaby
Happy Father’s Day to all of our daddy’s - especially those celebrating today for the first time! 💙
We are excited to once again be recognized by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)'s for excellence in lactation care!
The Care Award recognizes facilities that only employ International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and have a dedicated lactation support program available 5-7 days a week.
We've also demonstrated that we provide training for our nursing, medical and other staff that care for #breastfeeding families, and have implemented special projects that promote, protect and support breastfeeding.
Learn more about our Lactation Center and Boutique at inova.org/loudounbaby #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
This photo melts our hearts! 🤗
today.com Ann Turner Cook, 91, and the company's newest "spokesbaby," Lucas Warren, 1, showed off their famous smiles.
"Kaelyn Lily - 9 months" #LoudounGrownBaby
What a precious NICU baby and what an amazing organization!
Amanda Huhta’s struggle to find clothes for her little one - born at 1 lb,12 oz - inspired her to help other NICU moms by organizing volunteers to sew outfits that took care of more than just the measurements.
“Huhta and the others who devote their time to her organization, Twenty-Five and Four, create vest-shirts for preemies of all sizes with Velcro closures that can accommodate the medical lines and tubes that are common in the NICU, too.” ❤️
today.com Baby Miles was born three weeks early, and that means he's a very small bundle of joy.
How ‘bout it Moms!?
We wish they could stay adorable tiny #loudoungrownbabies forever!
scarymommy.com Mom Kate took the adorable photos and we can’t get enough of him.
mobile.nytimes.com Experts recommend that babies sleep in the parents’ room — but not their bed — for up to a year, but that’s not ideal for all parents.
today.com 'It's not just a birth story, it's a love story and it's beautiful.'
It’s a beautiful Spring day for our OB Open House!
Mamas-to-be are flocking to see us! Come visit - we’re here until 1 pm! #loudoungrownbaby #loveloudounbaby
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Popular royal baby name guesses include Arthur, James, Albert, Philip and Alexander.
What do you think - do you have a favorite?
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