Obstetrical Anesthesia Rotation

The department offers a full range of obstetrical anesthetics including

  • Epidurals
  • Spinals
  • Continuous spinal-epidural anesthetics
  • General anesthesia
Four people in surgical scrubs and/or white coats walk down a hall while talking

All services are provided 24/7 with in-house faculty supervision on the Birth Center unit, which opened in 2019, at the main hospital campus. 

This ultra-modern 100,000-square-foot unit contains 

  • 17 private birthing suites, including 4 alternative delivery suites with a home-like setting
  • 9 triage suites
  • 30 private maternity and post-maternity rooms
  • Neonatal ICU with 51 private patient rooms
  • Four obstetric/gynecology procedure rooms

Two people in green scrubs watch as a person in blue scrubs places an epidural in the spine of an obstetric patient

The large volume of deliveries at Wake Forest offers an excellent opportunity to provide first-class patient care, teaching and clinical research in a consolidated setting. In addition to the large clinical experience, there are multidisciplinary hand-off rounds involving our attending obstetric anesthesiologists, anesthesiology residents on OB, and obstetric faculty/residents. In addition, we offer two ACGME-accredited fellowship positions in Obstetric Anesthesia.