New Beginnings Birthing Center of Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center provides family-centered maternity care for the birth of your baby.

We understand the importance of families being together at this time. This is an experience a woman and her family will cherish and we believe that it is a privilege to share in this special time. 

Our nursing staff has more than 450 years of combined experience to ensure you and your baby will receive the most up-to-date and compassionate care possible. Every obstetrical nurse is certified in neonatal resuscitation. Additionally, several are certified in advanced obstetrical services, including neonatal nursing, and labor and delivery. Our team includes board certified Ob-Gyn's, and pediatricians.

Our facility combines modern technology with a comfortable atmosphere. We offer a single room for your delivery experience and women deliver their babies in the same room in which they labor.

The first moments with Mom and family are priceless. Individualized care for you and your baby are available according to your wishes. Our staff is always available to help with any questions.

Getting Ready to Deliver and What to Expect

Education Center

The New Beginnings Education Center offers breast pump rentals a variety of educational classes to provide patients with the knowledge they need regarding health and practical parenting instruction.

For more information on the classes listed below, or for general information on the New Beginnings Birthing Center, please call 336-651-8547.

Baby Basics, My First Baby Infant Care
Newborn baby care. Includes skin care, bathing, hygiene, feeding, signs and symptoms of sickness, cord care, safety and more.

Fee: $14.00

Infant CPR
Non-certification. Learn infant life saving techniques such as choking and rescue breathing before they are needed.

Fee: $14.00

Kinder Tour
A tour for school aged children to provide them with information about the hospital, some of its departments, and basic health information.

This tour is scheduled through the school system as an educational field trip.

Pre-Admission Visit
Patients in their 34-37 week of gestation to be pre-admitted, talk to a nurse, sign consent forms, and have a tour of the Birthing Center.


Sibling Class "Hey, What About Me?"
This class is for children expecting a new brother or sister. Instruction in diapering, holding "their" baby, hand washing, and a discussion of common feelings about having a new baby.


Breastfeeding Information