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Supportive Birth Services

pregnant woman silhouetteAre you a mother-to-be who is excited to meet your baby but also fearful of labor and delivery due to a traumatic life experience? There are many reasons why labor, delivery and postpartum care could bring up difficult emotions.

Reasons Why You May Need Extra Support 

  • Extreme fear and anxiety about your upcoming delivery   
  • Worries of reliving a past traumatic illness, injury or life experience  
  • Grief over the loss of a prior child or another loved one  
  • Difficulties navigating pregnancy and delivery while enduring a pre-existing condition  
  • Concerns about trusting your health care providers  

If you want help, the WakeMed Supportive Birth Services team is here to listen to your fears, help guide you during this life-changing season and patiently walk you through your birthing experience. 

Benefits We Provide 

Through the free Supportive Birth Services program, a specially trained nurse will meet with you one-on-one prior to your due date to: 

  • Answer your questions and address your fears 
  • Explore how we can help you feel supported and empowered
  • Assist you developing your preferences for your birthing experience 
  • Give you a complete tour of the labor and delivery unit 

Next Steps In Your Process 

After you contact us by phone or email, you will be connected with our education specialist who will assess your needs and schedule your next steps. Through our free services, we will guide you through our process and connect you with perinatal and postpartum resources that are individualized to your particular needs and/or circumstances.