Education Center

Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Centers’ New Beginnings Birthing Center offers breast pump rentals and educational classes to provide patients with the knowledge they need regarding health and practical parenting instruction.

For more information on the classes listed below, or for general information on the New Beginnings Birthing Center, please call (336) 651-8547.

Baby Basics, My first Baby infant Care

Newborn baby care. Includes skin care, bathing, hygiene, feeding, signs and symptoms of sickness, cord care, safety and more!

Fee: $14.00

Infant CPR

Noncertification. Learn infant life saving techniques such as choking and rescue breathing before they are needed!

Fee: $14.00

Kinder Tour

A tour for school aged children to provide them with information about the hospital, some of its department, and basic health information.

This tour is scheduled through the school system as an educational field trip.

PreAdmission Visit

Patients in their 34-37 week of gestation to be pre-admitted, talk to a nurse, sign consent forms, and have a tour of the Birthing Center.


Sibling Class "Hey, what about me?"

This class is for children expecting a new brother or sister. Instruction in diapering, holding "their" baby, hand washing, and a discussion of common feelings about having a new baby.