Women’s Health Services

Obstetric Care in Richmond VA

Searching for obstetric services? From preconception through pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum, get the personalized care you deserve. Call us at 804-897-2100 or set an appointment online.

Obstetrics Services

The team at Virginia Physicians for Women is honored to be a part of your journey to bring new life into the world.

Pregnancy is an exciting time, and it comes with its share of changes to your body and your mood. It also comes with a million questions. Our expert obstetricians will guide you through each and every change while helping you and your baby maintain the best health possible.

No two pregnancies are alike, which is why it’s important to have an obstetrician who is a trusted partner throughout your pregnancy. From high-risk obstetrics to low-intervention births, our team’s expertise covers all areas. We promise to give you the compassionate, individualized care you and your baby deserve during this special time, from the moment you decide to grow your family until it’s time to head to the labor and delivery unit.

Our obstetric care services include:

  • Experienced obstetricians who care (Meet our providers!)
  • Preconception counseling
  • Prenatal screenings
  • On-site ultrasounds
  • Genetic counseling
  • In-house lab services
  • Phone nurses for questions between visits
  • On-call providers for after-hours emergencies
  • Convenient office locations adjacent to hospitals
  • Partnership with board certified OB hospitalists and, in some cases, certified nurse midwives, at the hospitals where we deliver
  • Postpartum care

Hospitals Where Our OB/GYNs Deliver

VPFW obstetricians deliver babies at hospitals near VPFW locations.

In general,

  • providers who see patients at our West End offices (St. Mary’s, Henrico Doctors’, and West Creek) typically deliver at St. Mary’s Hospital and/or Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.
  • providers who see patients at our Koger Center office deliver babies at Johnston-Willis Hospital.
  • providers who see patients at our St. Francis office deliver babies at St. Francis Medical Center.
  • providers who see patients at our Prince George office deliver babies at either St. Francis Medical Center or Johnston-Willis (not both).*

*Dr. Todd Billett delivers babies at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.

Check out our Providers page to search our obstetricians by the hospitals where they deliver and/or the offices where they practice.

What Is Obstetric Care?

Obstetric care includes medical care throughout your pregnancy, the delivery of your baby, and postpartum. Our obstetricians also provide preconception counseling for those who are hoping to become pregnant.

Whether you’re due for your first child or your next, if you’re looking for obstetric services  in Richmond, VA, we know you have an important decision to make. With personalized care that’s tailored to your needs as a woman and a mother, VPFW’s advanced obstetric care services are here to support you throughout your pregnancy journey with all the essential services and care that you need.

From preconception counseling  to general obstetric and postpartum care, we can help you design a plan for a healthy pregnancy and delivery, maintaining both your prenatal and postnatal health so that you and your baby can get the healthiest start possible.

At VPFW, you can get the full spread of obstetrics services and care by dedicated obstetricians and phone advice nurses who are local and ready to focus on all of your pregnancy care needs and questions.

Who Needs Obstetric Care?

Anyone who is pregnant or planning to become pregnant should look for local obstetric care. Seeking the advice of a professional trained in obstetrics can mean better care for both mom and baby.

Our women’s health specialists deal with everything surrounding a pregnancy, including preconception counseling, prenatal care, delivery, and postnatal care in the months after you give birth. If you’re currently seeing a gynecologist, you’ll need an OB/GYN who is also trained in obstetrics to monitor your pregnancy and treat any complications that may arise leading up to and after delivery. We offer obstetric care that will guide you through your entire pregnancy and beyond.

Preconception and Preventive Care

It’s important to talk with an OB/GYN provider before you even begin trying to conceive in order to optimize your chances for a healthy pregnancy. VPFW offers preconception counseling services and guidance on how to optimize your fertility health and prepare for pregnancy. Your doctor will discuss things like your family and health history, medication adjustments, ovulation tracking, and ways to reduce your risk for birth defects or complications during pregnancy.

Treating Pregnancy Complications

If you are high-risk or have any complications during your pregnancy, our experienced obstetricians can recognize and help remedy any issues as well as keep you informed. They can explain what’s going on in terms you’ll understand to help you feel more comfortable, and they know when it’s necessary to work with a specialist.

Our obstetricians are familiar with diagnosing and treating complications like ectopic pregnancies, where the fetus grows outside the uterus, or fetal distress, where the fetus may not be doing well for one reason or another. They are also prepared for complications like placental issues, preeclampsia, or delivery through Cesarean section if necessary.

Birth plans and preferences

We appreciate that some patients have birth plans or preferences. It can be helpful for you to write them down and discuss with your provider so they can also advocate for you.

However, labor includes so many variables, and no one can predict exactly what will happen. Sometimes babies have a plan of their own (and don’t consult with you first). The primary goal of your care team is “healthy baby, healthy mom.”

Finding an Obstetric Care Provider

Here at VPFW, we provide the same high level of obstetric and gynecological care and attention for each of our patients, treating them like real people, not just another number.

We employ a team of nearly 40 expert providers and over 200 staff members who are all dedicated to your health care plans and overall well-being. You can browse our OB/GYN provider’s profiles to learn more about their backgrounds, see where they practice and deliver, and find one who’s right for you.

If you ever have a problem that requires immediate attention and your provider is not available, you will receive the care and attention you need from another member of our devoted obstetric care team. We always have on-call doctors available for after-hours medical concerns. It’s our goal to provide the best prenatal and essential obstetric care to women in the greater Richmond, VA community.

Whether you are new to the area or are searching for a new OB/GYN who will provide  obstetric care driven by your needs, we’re here for you. Pregnancy is a magical time for most women, but unfortunately, a lot of other care options are marred by efficiencies and other considerations that rarely put the patient first. Here at VPFW, our patients are always our primary concern, and our experience and professionalism are matched only by our compassionate bedside manner.

There’s a better way to do obstetric care in Richmond, VA — come see how better care can make for a better pregnancy at VPFW.

We are here when you need us, where you need us. Call us at 804-897-2100 or set an appointment online.

Questions about pregnancy and COVID-19? Please see our COVID-19 FAQ’s for Pregnant Women.

Hear why our patients say VPFW offers the best obstetric care in Richmond, VA:

  • OB Patient Akaysha and baby Sianna wearing pink and reflecting on obstetric care in Richmond, VA“I have been a patient of VPFW for 10+ years! I recommend them to any and everyone. I recently had my first baby with VPFW, and my pregnancy was not the easiest. I had severe preeclampsia and prenatal/postpartum anxiety and depression. I would call whenever I needed a listening ear, and they also helped point me in the right direction regarding therapy. They were thorough and listened to all of my concerns; and not once did they make me feel ashamed. I am and will always be proud to say I am a patient of VPFW.”

    - Akaysha O. (Patient Testimonial)

  • “I’ve been going to VPFW for over a year and have nothing but positive things to say. I just experienced my first pregnancy/birth and am now being seen postpartum. I’ve visited most of their locations for both scheduled appointments and emergency check-ins. Everyone from the front desk staff, on-call nurses, and multiple doctors I worked with are kind, caring, and professional.” 

    - Facebook reviewer

  • “From the moment I walk in until I leave, I am always treated like a very welcomed patient, as if I am part of the family. Every member of the staff is kind and considerate. I wouldn’t dream of going to another OB/GYN.”

    - Google reviewer