FNA Newborn Care Services

FNA’s professionals provide newborn nursery care for over 16,000 infants born annually in the hospitals we serve in Northern Virginia. Our professional staff is available to provide the initial physical examination and other necessary services for babies whose primary care providers do not see newborns in the hospital. Each newborn is expected to have a pediatrician or primary care provider identified for follow-up prior to discharge from the hospital.

Our newborn care services, delivered by a neonatologist, pediatrician, or neonatal nurse practitioner, in the delivery rooms and newborn nurseries include:

  • Attendance at deliveries, such as caesarean sections or vaginal deliveries with potential complications, as requested by the obstetrician or as needed.
  • Daily newborn examinations during the hospital stay.
  • Addressing common health issues, such as jaundice, breastfeeding, risk of infection, poor feeding, and general health of the newborn.
  • Giving special attention to the needs of premature babies born 35-37 weeks.
  • Monitoring for the completion of routine hearing, congenital heart disease, and newborn metabolic screens.

Inova Women’s/Children’s, Fair Oaks, and Loudoun Hospitals provide comprehensive lactation consultant services as well as discharge education for parents. For more information about the childbirth services and maternity tours offered at the hospitals of the Inova Health System, please visit