Nothing compares to meeting your baby for the first time. At Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center (also known as the New Beginnings Birthing Center), we have everything you need to make that moment – and every moment surrounding it – as special, safe and comfortable as possible.

We provide top-notch care and support throughout labor, delivery and recovery. This includes a specialized obstetrics team and private birthing suites—all in an atmosphere designed with growing families in mind.

Our nursing staff has years of combined experience to ensure you and your baby 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 also includes board-certified OB/GYNs and 24/7 neonatal nurse practitioners.

No matter what your birth story looks like, count on us for the care you need, the experience you want and the peace of mind you deserve, every step of the way.

Why Choose Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist for Maternity Care?

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist delivers unmatched expertise and support starting the day you find out you’re pregnant – or the day you realize you need help getting there.

In addition to our expert OB/GYNs and professional medical staff, we’re the only health system in the region with specialists in both fertility and high-risk pregnancies. Plus, with direct access to the region’s most advanced NICU at Brenner Children’s Hospital, you can feel confident you and your baby are in the very best hands.

Services and Amenities

Our maternity center has everything you and your baby need for a safe, comfortable stay.

Care and Support

No matter how routine or high-risk, we have everything you need for a healthy, safe delivery, including:

  • Labor and delivery care
  • C-section delivery operating room
  • Postpartum services
  • Newborn security system
  • Family-centered maternity care
  • Breastfeeding support from international board-certified lactation consultants, available 24/7
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners on staff 24/7 for newborn care and special nursery care
  • Specialty pre-delivery visits for mothers on Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) or who have substance use disorders

Labor, Delivery and Recovery Suites

Our private birthing suites – custom designed for labor, delivery and recovery after your baby is born – include:

  • Birthing balls and peanut balls for labor positioning
  • Delivery mirrors
  • Sleep chair for your support person
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Storage for personal items

Dining, Shopping and More

You and your family will enjoy the convenience of our:

  • On-site cafeteria, including vending machines on the ground and 3rd floor
  • Free parking
  • Waiting rooms for guests