Maternity Care at WNC Birth Center
Congratulations on your upcoming arrival…how wonderful!
The first step to becoming a prenatal patient at the WNC Birth Center is to visit our website and carefully review all the Frequently Asked Questions to learn about our care and whether you meet the requirements of a “low-risk” pregnancy. Unfortunately, women with a previous cesarean birth or with a chronic medical condition, such as diabetes requiring medication, do not qualify for birth center care. There you can find more information about our fees and status with insurance companies and Medicaid.
After you’ve reviewed the above information, the next step to maternity care with us is to attend one of our upcoming Orientation sessions. Attendance at one of these 1-hour sessions is required prior to scheduling your first prenatal appointment. You and your partner, if he/she chooses to come, will have an opportunity to tour the center and address questions to one of our staff members. Attendance is limited to women who are currently pregnant and their partners. For safety and space reasons, these special gatherings are for adults only. We respectfully ask that you find care for your other children for these sessions.
Following attendance at an Orientation session, you’ll have an opportunity to talk with one of our staff members and learn how to schedule your first prenatal appointment. Please do not make any changes in your current maternity care plan until AFTER your first individual prenatal appointment.
If you are transferring care from another practice, we require that you submit records from your current pregnancy with your registration paperwork. It is also our policy that you initiate care with us by 28 weeks of pregnancy so that we have time to review your records, schedule your appointment, and get to know you.
Orientation sessions fill quickly, so please reserve your space as soon as possible.