Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

Mother-Baby Programs
Improving access to care for all mothers and babies

Community Support Helps New Families


Our Family Birthing Center is recognized among the best in the nation by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report and takes pride in providing a birth experience that is as unique as the families we serve.

More than 61,000 babies have been born at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, and community generosity makes possible a wide-range of mother-baby programs for these families, providing a lifeline of connection and support before, during, and after delivery. Childbirth classes, support groups and educational resources help mothers and babies thrive from the start. 

Recognizing that Black women are three times more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than white women, your support helps Sentara Martha Jefferson improve access to care through new facilities, educational programs, and partnerships with local organizations, including the Birth Sisters of Charlottesville. 

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Celebrate and Honor Your Baby

Few moments in life are more precious than the birth of a child. We invite you to make a gift in honor a new baby in your life, to support…

Michelle & Alexandra’s Story: Care Through Crisis

Every baby born at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a miracle, but that was especially clear with the arrival of Mackenzie de Guzman on March 11, 2021. Just two days…

Amy Plopper

Amy’s Story: A Circle of Support

Like all expectant mothers, Amy Plopper ultimately just wanted to have a healthy baby her second time around. But after a difficult experience with her firstborn, she also hoped her…

Supporting Black Maternal Health

While all women face challenges in childbirth, we know that these risks are especially severe for Black mothers. Maternal mortality is three to four times higher for Black women than…

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