Bon Secours Family Birth Centers

We are proud to share the experience of birth, the hopes and dreams of your new child and the miracle of life.

For years, DePaul Medical Center has been the birthplace of choice on the Southside and well known for its advanced concepts in bringing new life into the world. Today, the tradition continues.

The Center for Birth is designed with your total comfort in mind and provides the most advanced medical care in a comfortable, spacious setting. Families share the miracle of birth in our state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms.

The Center for Birth offers expectant parents the very best. Our entire staff of medical specialists and highly experienced nurses are dedicated to the whole family. In addition, the Center for Birth has pediatricians on call 24 hours a day to care for your newborn. We deliver more than babies; we deliver peace of mind.

The Center for Birth staff wants to make the arrival of your baby a very personal and special experience. With their knowledge and skill, they will guide and assist you as you progress through labor. The nurses work closely with you and your physician to support your birthing options including The Midwifery Center at DePaul.

For more information, or to schedule a tour, please call 889-BABY.

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
The DePaul Center for Birth
150 Kingsley Lane
Norfolk, VA 23505
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Magic Hour

In an effort to enhance bonding between parents and newborns and support breastfeeding, Bon Secours has introduced Bon Secours Magic Hour. Barring any unusual medical needs immediately following delivery, Bon Secours Virginia nurses dry infants and place them skin-to-skin on the mother's chest, allowing precious time for bonding and breastfeeding.

Bon Secours Magic Hour is an ideal time for mothers and babies to be close and has many benefits for the baby.

  • Babies have an amazing ability to interact with their parents. They can distinguish touch, smells, tastes, sounds and sights right away.
  • Breastfed babies will nurse better when placed skin-to-skin on the mother immediately following birth.
  • A mother’s body can maintain her baby’s temperature more effectively than warm blankets and warmers.
  • Babies who spend the first 90 minutes of their lives with their mothers skin-to-skin cry less than those who are dried, wrapped and placed in a bassinet.
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