Serving Virginia women of all ages in all stages of life, our gynecologists and obstetricians provide professional, state-of-the-art medical care. From adolescence to adulthood and everything in between, we have developed a reputation on the leading edge of obstetrical and gynecological medicine today.
We offer a uniquely collaborative practice, with experienced obstetricians and midwifes working together to provide the best possible care for each patient. Always caring, collaborative and compassionate, our certified nurse midwives are registered nurses with master’s degrees, post-master’s training and board certification by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, dedicated to a natural approach to childbirth.
Certified nurse-midwives, or CNMs, are licensed health care practitioners educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery. CNMs provide primary care to women of childbearing age, including prenatal care, labor and delivery care, care after birth, gynecological exams, assistance with family planning decisions, preconception care, menopausal management and counseling in health maintenance and disease prevention.
At Bon Secours, CNMs practice with physicians so that the full range of care is available to women at all times. Our goal is to treat birth like a natural process, not an illness and to provide a high-touch experience in a homelike environment within the safety of a hospital.
Maternal Fetal Medicine
If you or your baby needs extra care, our perinatologists are the people to turn to. Also known as Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists, these professionals specialize in reducing the risk of complications before, during, and after childbirth. Our team is dedicated, highly skilled and comprised of physicians, nurses and ultrasound technicians.
Perinatologists provide comprehensive prenatal testing, evaluation and treatment of common pregnancy conditions, like high blood pressure and gestational diabetes. Our team will work with you to determine risks and complications unique to your situation and history, and how they may affect your child. We may order blood tests as an initial step. Some conditions, like gestational diabetes, are easily managed by lifestyle changes. So, we may suggest dietary counseling with a nutritionist, instruction on insulin administration or other options. We’ll collaborate with your primary care physician and will call on other experts, if needed.
If you have a close relative – a parent or sibling – with genetic conditions, please let us know. Our counselors are happy to discuss these issues in depth. They can explain conditions, the value and risks of testing, the chance of passing a trait on to your child, and the emotional repercussions. Bon Secours Virginia now offers perinatal transport service. If you have a complication – and we offer a higher level of care at another one of our hospitals – we’ll take you there. We take a holistic approach to family, and your family members are welcome to travel with you.
The relationship we cultivate with you is special. We are here for you, even as your child gets older. We are proud of our faith-based services and take this commitment seriously from newborns to seniors.
The Bon Secours Perinatal Center offers many services and has several locations in and around Richmond.
Our offerings include:
- First trimester screening
- Non-stress test (NST)
- Amniotic fluid index evaluation (AFI)
- Fetal biophysical profile (BPP)
- Fetal movement counting
- Level II (targeted) ultrasounds
- Prenatal screening for Down Syndrome