Holistic, Family-Centered Newborn Medical Care at Home

Healthy Babies, Happy Homes.

We believe that every family deserves to have nurturing, expert medical care in the comfort of their own home.

Dr. Janet West, MD, MBA

Pediatrician & Founder

Newborn Expert and Family Champion

After almost 15 years of working with families and newborns, and a mother of three herself, Dr. Janet West knows a thing or two about taking great care of babies. A Board Certified pediatrician and former military spouse, Dr. West has spent the majority of her career directing multiple pediatric clinics that served military families.


Care and support for any baby, in any home.

Not to be confused with doula services or a visiting nurse, RVA Baby is owned and operated by a board-certified pediatrician, and our services include everything you would typically receive at your pediatrician’s office and more. Plus, you don’t have to leave the comfort and safety of home. Give us a call at 804-762-3009 for details.

What We Do

Expecting a baby, or just had one? Contact us anytime.

At RVA Baby, our goal is to provide holistic, top-quality newborn medical care to families in the safety and comfort of home. We know that while being a parent is certainly a joyful event, it can also be complex and intimidating – especially in the first weeks after bringing your new baby home. When anxiety rears its ugly head – and it will – we’ll be there to help you catch your breath, find a sense of calm, and enjoy the journey of being a parent.

24/7 Availability

We’re available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Once your baby is 6-8 weeks old, we will facilitate a smooth transition into your pediatric office. We’re a bridge of support between you and your primary pediatrician.

Personalized Plans

We work with our families to create individualized plans, then implement those care plans with compassion from pregnancy through birth, the transition home, and up to the first few months after baby’s arrival.

  • Pre-Birth Consultations
  • In-Hospital Nursery Care*
  • Newborn (48-72 Hr.) Visitation*
  • In-Home 2 Week Well Visits
  • In-Home 1 Month Well Visits
  • In-Home Phototherapy If Necessary
  • Weight Checks
  • Baby Care Summary (for Primary Pediatrician)
  • Lactation Support
  • Maternal Depression Screening
  • Environmental Assessments
  • 24/7 Access to Doctor
What We Do

Spreading the word about healthy babies

At RVA Baby, we collaborate with other organizations that are committed to helping new families navigate the postpartum period. Recently, Dr. West appeared on the Latched Momma Podcast.


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Say Hello

RVA Baby’s mission is to become the region’s premier provider of in-home newborn medical care. We believe that EVERY family deserves a customized in-home newborn visit by a pediatrician.

We would love to partner with you and your family. Feel free to contact us anytime!

  • PO Box 17736 | Richmond, VA 23226