Maternity Services

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Holy Cross Delivers

Looking for the most sophisticated maternity care delivered with a patient-centered focus? Holy Cross Health delivers. Our team of highly skilled experts supports you throughout your entire journey, from pregnancy to the birth of your beautiful new baby.

Outstanding Care

Proof of our outstanding reputation and patient-centered care are reflected by our accolades and awards.

  • 2022 Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for two years in a row. This places Holy Cross Hospital among the top two percent of all hospitals for clinical care and patient outcomes across treatment of the most common conditions and procedures. Holy Cross Hospital is one of only five hospitals in Maryland to be recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals, and the only recipient in Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • 2022 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades for Holy Cross Hospital for the seventh consecutive year. 

    2022 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades for Holy Cross Hospital for the third consecutive year.
  • Perinatal Diagnostic Center accreditation at Holy Cross Hospital by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

We’re in Your Backyard

Each year, approximately 10,000 babies are born at Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, more than any other health system in Maryland. Holy Cross Hospital also cares for more newborns with complex medical issues than any other hospital in Maryland or the District of Columbia. That same quality of maternity services is found at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, expanding access to the skill and expertise for which Holy Cross Hospital is known.

Holy Cross Health offers services that begin at the start of your pregnancy with prenatal care and continue to post-birth care for mother and newborn. Our maternity centers offer the comfort of all private labor and delivery roomsand maternity suites with bassinets for baby.

New Renovation Means Top Care Delivered in a Comfortable Space

If you require special care because of age, a medical condition or because you are expecting multiple births, our Perinatal Diagnostic Center has you covered. The Center’s team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists work in collaboration with your obstetrician to help ensure good health for Mom and baby. Our perinatal center is part of a 13,000-square-foot renovation that also includes an expanded labor and delivery unit, C-section operating rooms, and associated post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). 

If you require hospitalization during your pregnancy, our High-Risk Perinatal Center provides expert around-the-clock care. And if your baby is born with medical problems, you have the added peace of mind knowing your baby is in good hands in our neonatal unit Holy Cross Hospital’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for more newborns with complex medical issues than any other hospital in the region, and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital's Special Care Nursery is a fully-equipped Level II Neonatal Unit for babies born up to two months early or who require a ventilator for less than 24 hours a day. 

Take a Tour

Expectant parents are encouraged to watch a virtual prenatal tour of the maternity centers at Holy Cross Hospital and/or Holy Cross Germantown Hospital for information about what to expect during their visit.

Learn More in Our Childbirth and Parenting Classes

Holy Cross Health also offers a host of classes taught by registered nurses certified in childbirth education, in English and Spanish. These classes help parents, siblings, and grandparents prepare for pregnancy and a new addition to the family. Topics range from what to expect during labor and delivery, to baby care and breastfeeding. Check out a complete listing of available childbirth and parenting education classes.

Pre-Register for Your Stay

As part of your baby planning, be sure to preregister for your little one’s birth a few months in advance of your expected due date. You can pre-register online, or by phone at 301-754-8300. Pre-registering in advance saves you time and helps ensure a smooth delivery experience.

Treatment Locations

With two locations to serve you, top-notch, patient-centered care is as close as your own backyard.