The Birthing Center

At Sovah Health - Martinsville, we believe that childbirth is a family experience. We make accommodations to be sure the friends and family you'd like to be there can share in the experience.

Our birthing unit provides expectant families with state of the art labor/delivery/recovery suites complete with whirlpool tubs to provide relaxation and comfort during the laboring process.

Remember that labor can be very overwhelming and emotional, and to provide the safest delivery it is best to limit visitors to only those there to provide support. We ask that you choose only two individuals to be present in the actual delivery.

The Women's Center permits 24-hour visitation for your primary support people. All other visitors should follow the hospital visitation policy. Your new baby's siblings may visit when accompanied by an adult. Please inform your family that no other children under 12 years old are allowed in the Birthing Center. This includes babies being held and in strollers. Anyone sick or recently exposed (within the past three weeks) to an infectious disease (such as chicken pox) should not visit the Women’s Center.

Tours - Call us anytime if you would like to tour the center at 276-666-7332.

Labor and Delivery Room

No more than 3 visitors are allowed at a time during the labor process. Although this is a joyous occasion, it can also be an emotionally and physically stressful time also.  The staff may request that fewer visitors stay depending on their assessment of the mother’s needs. Visitors also may be asked to step out if you'd like them to or to provide care.

During Delivery

One to two visitors may be present at the time of your baby's birth.

Incoming Calls

For your convenience, there are phones in the Birthing Suites as well as the Postpartum Rooms. Our staff will not give out information regarding you or your baby.

Outgoing Calls

To make outgoing calls, dial 9 and the area code. Regional and long distance calls require a calling card or operator assistance. Public phones are located in the main lobby.