Comfort and Care for Moms and Babies

Welcoming a new baby is one of life’s most exciting times. At the GW Women’s Center, we do everything possible to make the birth experience positive and nurturing. We offer all-private rooms and bathrooms in our family-centered maternity space.

Maternity Services at GW University Hospital, Washington, DCThroughout your pregnancy, including preconception preparation, we ensure that you’re comfortable and well informed. You can feel confident knowing that an expert obstetric team will work with you to maintain the health and well-being of you and your baby.

Our team is here for every mother, with labor and delivery services for natural, Cesarean and high-risk births. We offer epidural, anesthesia, midwifery services and much more.

Schedule an In-Person or Virtual Appointment

Please fill out our general appointment form below or call our referral service at 888-4GW-DOCS to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment. Virtual Health enables you to speak with providers using your phone, tablet or computer.

Request Appointment

What Makes Our Women's Center Different

  • We have a maternal fetal medicine team that specializes in high-risk pregnancies
  • We offer a Level III B neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to care for critically ill or premature babies
  • We offer NicView™ in our NICU, which enables parents to view their infants in real-time
  • We have an exceptional midwifery program for women seeking natural, unmedicated childbirth
  • We have been designated a Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) Center of Excellence (COE)

Society for obstetric anesthesia and perinatology center of excellence badge, GW Hospital, Washington, DC

'I chose GW Hospital because I wanted my baby to have a chance.'

Lamika Hines had a history of miscarriage and high-risk pregnancies. Hines had been told she shouldn’t have more children and was surprised when she became pregnant. “Before I went to GW, I felt afraid,” Hines recalls. “I was terrified.”

Her obstetrician at GW, Scott M Petersen, MD, FACOG, was there to support her every step of the way to the successful, natural delivery of her youngest child, Caden. “He was more than just a doctor to me,” Hines says of Dr. Petersen. “He was like my friend, my confidant and my therapist too.”

Watch Lamika's story:


Services We Provide

High-Risk Pregnancy – Maternal Fetal Medicine

Maternal fetal medicine specialists at GW Hospital have training and expertise in screening, testing and managing complications in high-risk pregnancies.

Learn More about High-Risk Pregnancy

Midwifery Services

For women seeking natural, unmedicated childbirth, the Midwifery Services at GW Hospital offer the best of both worlds — natural childbirth with a certified nurse midwife in a hospital environment.

Learn More about Midwifery Services

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Our Level III B NICU provides comprehensive, high-quality and family-centered care for critically ill or premature infants. We also offer NicView™, which enables you to view your infant in real-time.

Learn More about NICU

Obstetrics and Newborn Services

Offering a comprehensive range of quality care for women of all ages.

Learn More about Obstetrics

Valuable Resources

Maternity Preregistration

Follow this two-step guide to successfully preregister for childbirth at GW Hospital and save you time on the day of your delivery.

Learn More about Maternity Preregistration

Podcast: How to Choose the Best Birth Plan for You and Your Family

Nancy D. Gaba, MD, FACOG, and Whitney Pinger, CNM, FACNM, discuss the importance of preparing for childbirth with a solid birth plan in place.

Listen to the Podcast

Childbirth and Parenting Classes

Find out what classes and community resources are available to parents.

Learn More about Childbirth Classes

Take a Free Prenatal Tour of the Women's Center


Whether you’re already expecting, or are planning an addition to your family, you can take a free tour of the Women's Center at GW Hospital.

Learn More about Prenatal Tours

Keeping You Safe

You don’t have to put your healthcare needs on hold! GW Hospital is taking extensive measures during this uncertain time to help keep you safe during your visit. This includes screening all who enter the facility, social distancing, universal masking, isolation of COVID-19 patients, enhanced disinfection, limited visitation and more.