Georgetown University Birth Stats

As a doula and birth photographer, I have compiled helpful stats and info about the birth environment at Georgetown.

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About Georgetown

Hospital Location3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
Labor and Delivery3rd Floor
(202) 444-2000
ParkingPasquerilla Healthcare Center
$3/day for patients with validation*
Valet ParkingNo extra charge

*To receive this special rate, please obtain a discount sticker from the Main Building concierge desk.

Types of Birth

Births per Month300
Unmedicated BirthCommon
Vaginal MultiplesNo
WaterbirthLabor only
*Reported by staff in December 2015; Georgetwon Hospital declined to submit their c-section rate to The LeapFrog Group


Well-baby NurseryNo

Induction Methods

Swiping membranes
Breaking water
Cervical Ripening
Castor OilNo
Breast StimulationNo

Pain-relief Options

Epidural Block
Spinal Block
Local Anesthetic Injection
Pudendal Block
Sterile Water InjectionsNo
Nitrous OxideNo

Labor and Delivery Amenities

Private LDR Rooms5 Rooms
Toilets and ShowersAll Rooms
Adjustable lightsAll Rooms
Adjustable temperatureAll Rooms
Jacuzzi Tub*In 3 rooms
Squat BarUpon Request
Birth Ball

Visitation During Labor and Delivery

Siblings allowed during labor
Persons allowed in triage Partner only
Persons allowed in LDRPartner plus 2
Persons allowed during epidural insertionPartner only
Persons allowed during c-sectionPartner only

Labor Policies

Nurses can accommodate most safe birthing practices. Some alternative birthing practices may need to be approved by your midwife or doctor.

Saline/Hep lockRequired
DrinkingClear liquids
EatingNot allowed
Time Limit after PROMClick to Add
Stalled LaborClick to Add
Pushing time limitClick to Add
Vaginal examsLimited
Blood pressure cuffIntermittent
Electronic Fetal MonitoringIntermittent
Typical monitoring40 off - 20 on
Wireless EFMNo
Belly BandNo

Delivery Options

Laying down with stirrupsMost Common
Hands and knees
Squat on bed
Backward on bed
Squat on floorNo
Water BirthNo
Birth StoolNo

Newborn Services

Georgetown Hospital provides all routine newborn procedures. However, you can opt-out of any procedures and screenings, except the newborn exam, by signing a waiver. 

If you have a strong desire about any newborn procedure, be sure you mention it when you arrive, and remind them again just before delivery.

Nurses give the baby his or her first bath in the LDR room shortly after delivery. If this is something you want to avoid, please mention it in your birth plan and again to the nurse after the baby is born.

Newborn Exam
Cord ClampingCan be delayed
Encourage immediate skin-to-skin
Encourage first feeding in LDR room
Delay procedures while mom and baby bond
Vitamin K shot
Vitamin K oral dropsClick to Add
Erythromycin eye ointment
Metabolic screening test
Bilirubin test
Hearing Screening
Hep B Vaccine
Public cord blood collection
Private cord blood collection
Placenta Services*

*Moms can take their placenta home with them the day of delivery. You are encouraged to bring a cooler and have your doula or other support person take it home and process it within a few hours of your birth.

Postpartum Recovery

All visitors must be healthy. Everyone must bring an ID and check in at the nursing station.

Length of stay: Vaginal2 nights
Length of stay: C-section3 nights
Postpartum rooming-inEncouraged
NurseryNot available
Private postpartum recovery rooms
Sleep-chair for partner
Postpartum Partner visitationUnlimited
Postpartm Family Visitation*11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Other vistors over 12 years old*11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

*Visitors are limited to 2, in addition to your primary labor support person/partner.

Lactation Support

Nurses can help you get started with breastfeeding. A lactation consultant is available during the day to offer guidance and support.

Certified Lactation Consultants


Mom, baby, and partner have matching security bands
Family Waiting Room