Labor & Delivery
Naval Hospital Yokosuka provides a wide range of family services to our patients. If you are pregnant and have just arrived in theatre, or think you may be pregnant, you may walk in to our OB/GYN clinic for an initial appointment. After your initial assessment, your doctor will create a personalized follow-up plan for you. If you are utilizing our services at one of our branch health clinics, please see your local family practice doctors to get started. Our services include: prenatal care, labor and delivery, ultrasound imaging, routine OB/GYN care, surgical treatments, and other care as needed.
The Yokosuka Fleet and Family Support Center (Bldg. 3365, 4th Floor) also proves various educational courses, resources and support groups for new parents. See the resources below for information on classes offered and contact information.
The Yokosuka Stork’s Nest provides free, temporary housing for distant branch clinic beneficiaries. Rooms are located next to the hospital and provide a communal living room, kitchen, dining area, and laundry facilities. All rooms are completely furnished, and cooking utensils, pots and pans, dishes, as well as linens are provided. A limited number of rooms are available by reservation only, with priority given to eligible Iwakuni, Misawa, and Sasebo beneficiaries. Contact the Stork’s Nest Coordinator for more information at 243-8747.
☑Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
☑Certified Nurse Midwife Care
☑Anesthesia Services On Site 24/7
☑Anesthesia Services On Call 24/7
☑Rooming in with Infants after Delivery
☑Private Room after Delivery
☑Maternity Visitation with Prearrangements for non-ID card holders
Labor and Delivery Resources
Stork's Nest Pamphlet
Navy Hospital Yokosuka’s Labor and You Class
Fetal Kick Counting
Am I in Labor?
What to Bring to the Hospital
New Parent Support Program Class Calendar (FFSC)
Acquisition of American Citizenship
Making Your New Baby Official - DEERS, Passport and Command Sponsorship
Recommended OB Visit Summary
The following OB visits are recommended to help monitor the health of you and your baby:
Nurse Intake with goal to exchange information and identify existing risk factors that may affect pregnancy
New OB appointment with an OB Provider to discuss health status and plan for healthy pregnancy
Discuss goal of working toward a comfortable and safe pregnancy
Discuss prevention of preterm labor
Discuss monitoring yours and baby’s progress and learn about fetal kick counts (Ask about Labor and You
Discuss preparing for baby’s arrival
Discuss preparations for the hospital experience
Discussing preparations for delivery and baby’s arrival at home
6-8 Weeks after delivery:
Discuss health status and adjustment to mother- and parenthood
(Reference: VA/DoD (2016). Pregnancy and Childbirth – A Goal Oriented Guide to Prenatal Care, version 3.2)