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Labor & Delivery

Wayne UNC Health Care: Trusted Labor & Delivery Services in Goldsboro, NC

With approximately 1,500 babies delivered each year, Wayne UNC Health Care is the place that many mothers-to-be turn to for excellent care in labor and delivery in Goldsboro, NC. No matter whether it’s your first child or your third, we have the team of experts and technologically advanced tools to put your mind at ease before giving birth.

We are proud to offer FREE childbirth classes that can help both parents prepare for the arrival of their baby. Our Goldsboro childbirth classes are FREE and taught by labor and delivery nurses, who are certified childbirth educators.

Labor & Delivery Classes

Caring for Mother & Baby at our Goldsboro Facility

Caring for mothers-to-be, their babies and their families is an important part of what we do at Wayne UNC Health Care. From the moment you find out you’re pregnant to the day you give birth to your baby, we can offer resources and expertise to improve your transition into motherhood.

In addition to our free childbirth classes, we also have spacious delivery suites to promote a family centered environment, and we allow for an extended recovery period in our labor and delivery recovery rooms to encourage bonding between mother and child. Would you like to schedule a tour of our Labor & Delivery and Postpartum units? Give us a call at 919.731.6200 to schedule a visit.

Delivery Suite Tour

Postpartum Suite Tour

If your child needs special care after delivery, we provide advanced care for premature and ill infants. Our board-certified pediatricians and obstetricians in Goldsboro work together to assure prospective parents that they have come to a place with the experience and resources to manage the most challenging conditions before and after the birth of their baby.

Supporting Breastfeeding for New Mothers

To help promote unrestricted opportunities for breastfeeding, we encourage rooming-in and skin-to-skin contact for mothers and babies. In addition, Wayne UNC provides lactation services to educate, encourage and support our mothers with breastfeeding. Nursing staff members are trained to assist with lactation management and are available to help our mothers to promote successful breastfeeding.

In fact, we were awarded with Golden Bow status from the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition for our emphasis on breastfeeding for new mothers.


Interested in learning more about our women’s health services and labor and delivery at Wayne UNC Health Care? Just give us a call at 919.731.6200 or reach out to us online. You can also take a virtual tour of our delivery suites below.


Wayne UNC Health Care is proud to offer exceptional labor and delivery services, as well as FREE childbirth classes, in Wayne County. We serve patients in Clinton, Goldsboro, Greenville, Kinston, LaGrange, Mount Olive, Princeton, Rocky Mount, Smithfield and Wilson, NC.

Frequently Asked Questions

What classes are available to help me prepare for the birth of my baby?

Throughout the year we offer classes to help those who are expecting or who are planning for pregnancy to learn about parenthood. Our Great Expectations class offers the opportunity to learn about pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care.

When are the classes held and who can attend?

Both mother, father or significant other can take part in these learning experiences. The classes are held each Monday for six weeks at various times throughout the year. Certified childbirth educators conduct each class. Look through our Events list below to see when our next available class will be scheduled or call 919.731.6233.

What if I can’t attend all six weeks of the Great Expectations Class?

For those whose schedules won’t allow for a full six-week program, we have created a one-day Saturday class. It provides the same information as the Monday class in an accelerated format and is also taught by a certified childbirth educator.

What is skin-to-skin contact?

Skin–to-skin contact is the direct contact of your newborn baby on your chest. After your baby is born, he or she is placed on your chest. A warm blanket covers both you and your baby.

Skin-to-skin is encouraged not only immediately after birth but also for your baby’s first days of life, whether in the Hospital or at home.

What are the advantages of skin-to-skin contact?

Skin-to-skin has many benefits for both you and your baby:

• Baby’s temperature is more normal and your baby’s heart and breathing are more stable.
• Babies placed skin-to-skin are more content and cry less because they feel safe and can hear your heartbeat.
• Skin-to-skin makes breastfeeding easier. The close skin-to-skin contact promotes bonding between you and your baby.

What is rooming-in?

At Wayne UNC Health Care, we believe that families get the best possible start when they are allowed to spend time together. Rooming-in means your baby stays with you rather than in the Hospital nursery.

Why should my baby stay in my Hospital room rather than the nursery?

Night and day rooming-in promotes mother-baby bonding. It helps you as a mother become more comfortable in caring for your baby. It helps you understand when your baby is hungry while you are in an environment where breastfeeding support is readily available. Rooming-in also promotes unrestricted breastfeeding and avoids disruption of the bonding process.