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Pregnancy and Birth

While this is surely an exciting time for you and your family, you may also be feeling a little anxious. And it’s no wonder — deciding where to deliver is a big decision. It’s important to choose a hospital with providers who will guide you through every step of your pregnancy and childbirth. 

Our obstetricians and nurses collaborate to provide the best, most attentive care for mom and baby. We’re proud to have rates of primary caesarean delivery below national average — a statistic that proves the expertise of our talented team.

Attentive Care Throughout Pregnancy and Childbirth

Supportive Prenatal Care 

Our expert team of doctors and nurses will work with you to design the birth experience you want, guided by the best clinical practices and most current research.  

Nurturing Newborn Care 

Once your sweet baby is in your arms, you’ll appreciate the support of our nurses, who will teach you how to feed, bathe and calm your little one. You’ll also learn about safe sleep, car seat safety and when to call your baby’s doctor. Our goal is for you to leave the hospital feeling confident about caring for your baby at home. 

Award-winning Care 

A grey leafy circle with blue bannerBest Hospital for Maternity Care
Sponsor: U.S. News and World Report
VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital excels on multiple “high performing” quality metrics that matter to expectant families, including complications rate, C-section rate, breastfeeding rate and support for vaginal births after a C-section. 

Silver round badge with blue ribbonMaternity Care Access Hospital 
Sponsor: U.S. News and World Report
Rewarded to hospitals that provide quality care to expectant parents who wouldn’t otherwise have access to maternity care and serve communities that would otherwise be maternity care deserts.

“Birthing Friendly” Hospital 
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS’s Care Compare tool online identities hospitals and health systems that participate in a perinatal quality improvement collaborative program and that implement evidence-based care to improve maternal health.  

Access to Specialists 

It should give you peace of mind to know that if you or your baby needs extra care, we offer direct access to our specialists in Richmond who can handle any complication that might arise during pregnancy or birth. 

Comfortable Rooms 

When the big day arrives, you’ll have your own comfortable room in our Garland Birthing Center to labor, give birth and bond with your baby. Our labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms include labor tubs and other amenities that create a relaxing environment for your baby’s birth. 

Meet our nursing team


If you want to breastfeed, we’ll help you succeed. 

VCU Health CMH Labor & Delivery nurse, Sarah, says she and fellow nurses will do whatever it takes to help moms succeed in breastfeeding.


Moms love our LDRP unit model.

Former VCU Health CMH midwife, Terry, explains their rooms in which moms labor, deliver, recover and bond with their baby postpartum, all in one room.


I want to make this day special.

For VCU Health CMH Labor & Delivery nurse, Savanna, the most rewarding part of her job is making this the most special day for her moms.

Meet our CMH Moms

Real VCU Health CMH Moms explain what makes delivering with us so special.

Hear from CMH Moms

Request an Appointment

We hope to care for you and your baby on this very special journey. Please call (434) 584-CARE (2273) to schedule an appointment.

Your partners, every step of the way.

At the Garland Birthing Center, we set the standard for collaborative obstetrical care working together to ensure the best possible outcome for moms and babies. Our team will provide our patients with comprehensive planning, care, monitoring and support-right up to (and after) birth.

Kwadwo Baryeh, MD

CMH Obstetrics & Gynecology

Darrell Brown, MD, FACOG

CMH Obstetrics & Gynecology
CMH Women's Health Services