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Maternity

Compassionate care for every mother and newborn

As the preferred birthing center in the region, delivering more than 6,000 babies per year, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center works to ensure that each mother, partner, family member and newborn infant feel welcome and secure during their time with us. We have many on-site and online resources available to provide any information required to learn more about pregnancy, labor and delivery, and caring for your newborn.

To learn more about maternity services, or to find a Forsyth Medical Center ob-gyn, call

336-718-7000

Our comprehensive maternity services include:

  • Use our Birth preparation guide to plan your birth experience.
  • State-of-the art obstetrical services, including antepartum and intra-partum care.
  • Newborn services, including hearing screening, newborn nursery, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), premature infant care clinic, and newborn photography.
  • Support for parents of newborns in our NICU through Family Support Network of North Carolina (336-924-5301) and the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Prenatal assessment services to ensure a healthy pregnancy, including diagnostic ultrasounds, first trimester screenings, non-stress testing, and other diagnostic testing for high-risk pregnancies.
  • Maternity education. Call 336-718-7000 to sign up for one of our classes.
  • Dedicated women’s surgical suites and post-anesthesia care.
  • Rooming in, where your baby remains in the maternity suite with you to better prepare the family for the transition home.
  • One-on-one education from our staff, to help you learn to properly care for your newborn.
  • Postpartum care.
  • Breastfeeding resources. Call 336-718-5636 to sign up for a breastfeeding class.
  • A gift shop that includes a wide selection of gifts for the new mom.
  • Helpline: The Nursing Mother Helpline is available at any time: 336-718-5636 or 336-718-8233

Be sure to subscribe to our weekly maternity / parenting e-newsletter that offers customized details and tips to help you and your baby as you prepare for pregnancy, delivery and going home. Sign up today »

Online nursery

Share your baby's first photograph with friends and family with Forsyth Medical Center's Day One Productions.

We will create that priceless keepsake of your baby's first photo to cherish and share. Posting and sharing of your baby's photos is available with a safe and secure log-in for families of babies born at the Novant Health Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center (for viewing, you will need to provide the family's password and mother's first name to access the photos.)

The Nursing Mother’s Place

The Nursing Mother’s Place, located on the first floor of the North Tower at the Novant Health Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center, is the most comprehensive lactation center in Winston-Salem, including education and support classes, personal consultations, equipment and exceptional services to make breast-feeding comfortable and accessible for the new mother and family. Ensuring you and your baby have a smooth transition into breast-feeding is of utmost importance.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday / Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.

Perinatal Bereavement Services

Pregnancy loss, whether as a result of miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death, is a time of sorrow and confusion for each member of the family. Coping with the loss and the vast array of confusing feelings is best managed by sharing in the common experience in a supportive setting. We have support groups and counselors available for individual or group sessions to help manage the grief process in a safe, open-arms environment.

The Perinatal Bereavement Services Coordinator provides guidance and counseling to families that have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or even newborn death. The coordinator ensures that our nurses have the training and supplies needed to comfort families during their hospital stay and also reaches out to these families post discharge.

To learn more about these services or to find a Forsyth Medical Center ob-gyn, call 336-718-7000.