Preparing for your Delivery

Prenatal Classes

Whether this is your first baby or you have multiple children, there is a lot of valuable information to access about pregnancy, childbirth and caring for a new baby.  The Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace of Raleigh at Wake Med offers a variety of classes for the expecting parents including:

  • Labor and Birth Education
  • Cesarean Preparation
  • Newborn Basics
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant CPR
  • Prenatal Exercise
  • Sibling Classes

These classes are offered with many different scheduling options.  To ensure you have a place in your desired class at your preferred time, the hospital recommends registering for classes at the beginning of the second trimester.  You may register for classes by calling 919-350-8235 or by visiting their website at  Follow the link to the Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace, and then select Raleigh campus.

Hospital Tour

Even if you do not desire to take any classes offered at the hospital, you may consider a tour of the delivery unit, especially if this is your first experience with Wake Med.  This is a free, guided tour, and times are offered in the evenings and some Saturdays.  We recommend you schedule your tour by the third trimester, and select a tour date prior to 36 weeks gestation.   You may call 919-350-8235 to register.

Hospital Registration

Pre-registering with the Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace prior to your arrival will save you time and frustration when you arrive for a triage evaluation or labor admission.  When you are uncomfortable in labor, or anxious about the events surrounding your admission, the pre-registration will help start your experience off positively.  Wake Med suggests you complete your pre-registration form at the 20th week of pregnancy.  Pre-registration is an easy process.  Simply complete the form in the back of the Wake Med package you were given at your first OB appointment, and return it by mail it in the preaddressed, postage paid envelope.  This form may also be accessed via the hospital website at  Follow the link to the Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace, and then select Raleigh campus.  At the bottom of this information page you will find a link to the “Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace Pre-registration Form”.

Computer Drive Office
3805 Computer Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609

Durant Medical Center
10880 Durant Road, Suite 224
Raleigh, NC 27614

Office Hours
Monday-Wednesday 8:00 to 5:00
Thursday 8:30 to 5:00
Friday 8:00 to 4:00

Phone: 919-781-6200
Fax: 919-783-1819

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