- Stages of labor
- What to expect at the hospital
- Pain relief options, including relaxation, breathing, medications and epidural
- Caesarean birth
- Breastfeeding classes
To sign up for any WCGH Birth Center classes or for more information, please click here.
- Benefits of breast feeding
- Preparing to breast feed
- Exploring the myths of breast feeding
- Breast care
A private sibling class is offered to families with children over two years of age. This class is to help the littlest family members prepare for the birth of a new baby.
Each class is scheduled on an individual basis and is presented in the Women and Infants Health Care Unit. Your child/children will have the opportunity to see where mom will be and what a newborn looks like.
Using a doll, they learn ways to help when the new baby comes home. A video and book are often used and a snack is provided. Please call the unit, 338-9348, to schedule a time that is convenient for you and your family.
Waldo County General Hospital has a full complement of OB/GYN’s and certified nurse midwives to meet your healthcare needs across your lifespan. Midwives provide full range of healthcare to women throughout life. Some services include:
- Prenatal, birth and post partum care
- Annual exams
- Reproductive health visits
- Menopause management
- Patient education
Certified nurse midwives are licensed, independent health care providers with prescriptive authority. CNMs are defined as primary care providers under federal law.