Women's & Children's Services

Pregnant Mother

Educational Opportunities for Expectant Families 

Questions and Classes

As an expectant parent you may have questions about your pregnancy, birthing experience or other issues such as breastfeeding. Our staff is carefully trained to provide the highest quality medical care and is happy to answer any questions you may have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Preparation for Breastfeeding Class

To better prepare for your arrival, pregnant women considering breastfeeding are encouraged to attend a free, informational class at The Birth Place.

Participants learn to separate the facts about breastfeeding from the myths, gain insight into the benefits for the baby and understand what is required from the family. The classes, taught by a lactation specialist, is also full of practical information on the mechanics of breastfeeding and the nutritional needs of nursing mothers, as well as the use of breast pumps and other supplies. Fathers are also encouraged to attend because the decision to breastfeed will affect the entire family. After the baby’s birth, nursing mothers may come back to the class to ask questions about any issues they are experiencing.

2019 classes will be held on the third Thursday of every other month (except December) from 6 - 8 pm in the Auditorium. Please call 252.399.8887 for more information. Click here to download the schedule and registration form. Email completed form to lactation@wilmed.org. 

2019 Class Dates

January 17* 
March 21
May 16
July 18
September 19
November 21
No class in December

*This class will be held in Wells Fargo Conference Room; all other will be held in the auditorium.

Childbirth Education Class

Having a baby is an exciting event. Our childbirth education class helps you to be fully involved in the birth of your baby. This class will prepare you and your loved ones with the facts about labor and delivery, including both information and techniques to handle the labor process. 

Childbirth classes also provide explanation of each state of labor, promoting better understanding and greater reassurance during childbirth. It is desirable, but not mandatory, for participants in the prepared childbirth classes to have a labor coach.The coach may be any person you feel will best assist you in delivery. The classes will still be helpful to those who do not have a labor coach.

Classes are held in the Wilson Medical Center Auditorium on Saturdays from 9 am - 3 pm. Classes are free, but pre-registration is required. Email Olivia Davis, RN, at olivia.davis@wilmed.org for more infommation. Click here to download class schedule and registration form. 

2019 Class Dates

January 19
March 16
May 11
July 20
September 14
November 16

Numbers to Know

Make an appointment with your health care provider today to discuss your unique women’s health issues. We encourage you to make a list of concerns to take to your appointment.

Labor & Delivery 399-8236
Nursery 399-8246
OB/GYN/Peds 399-8233
Wilson OB/GYN 206-1000
Eastern Carolina Pediatrics 243-7944
Donna Cook, Women's & Children's Director 399-8168
Lactation Support 399-8887