The Waldo County General Hospital Birth Center understands that you want a personal and private birthing experience with the best care possible for you and your family. We are dedicated to providing you comfort and support as you welcome your new arrival.
Our center includes:
- Two generously sized birthing rooms (roll-a-way bed is available for your birthing coach upon request)
- Two whirlpool tubs (used for laboring patients with provider approval)
- Four postpartum rooms equipped with a telephone, flat-screen television, rocking chair, pullout chair and private bathroom with a single shower
- 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.