Women's Pavilion & Birthplace - Raleigh
At WakeMed Women's Pavilion & Birthplace - Raleigh (located on our Raleigh Campus), our primary goal is to give mothers the support and encouragement they need to make the birth experience a memory they'll treasure forever.
In Raleigh, most patients deliver in a comfortable, private birthing room that resembles home. Staff and equipment are brought to the mother so that her birth experience can be a private time. If the mother's doctor advises a cesarean birth, surgical suites are right down the hall.
If dad chooses to spend the night, he can take advantage of the comfortable pullout bed in the mother's room. A refreshment center is also available around the clock for new parents.
As part of our family-centered approach, we encourage rooming-in, meaning that baby is kept in the room with mother, rather than in the nursery. This is special time for mother and newborn to get to know each other and for mother to learn how to care for baby as well as herself. It is especially helpful for those who are breastfeeding.
Specialized Medical Team
If problems arise during a mother's pregnancy or her baby's birth, there is no better place to be than WakeMed. The medical staff at the Women's Pavilion & Birthplace - Raleigh, which includes a perinatologist who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, supports the doctor or midwife caring for a mother if she is hospitalized during her pregnancy.
WakeMed's highly skilled team of nurses, physicians and other health care professionals is available to handle unexpected complications that may arise during delivery.
Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Our Raleigh Campus is also home to the county's most experienced and technologically advanced NICU. Staffed by eight full-time neonatologists, or physicians who specialize in caring for critically ill newborns, our Level IV Intensive Care Nursery is also one of only seven national training sites for specialists in infant development.
WakeMed Women's Pavilion & Birthplace (Raleigh & Cary) Granted International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Care Award: The IBCLC Care Award recognizes hospitals, birthing facilities, and birthing services that have International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and have a dedicated lactation support program available at least five days a week. Learn more in this video.