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Deciding to have a baby is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, and selecting where to have your baby is the next big step in your joyful journey. As the preferred destination for nearly 5,000 Atlanta moms a year, Emory Decatur Hospital is here for you. We inspire women to make informed choices that support a unique, personal birth experience. We offer respectful care throughout every step of the labor, birth and postpartum process, and adopt a holistic approach that addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the mother-to-be and her baby. We give personalized care with respect and dignity that is woman-centered and empowering.

In 2014, Emory Decatur Hospital was the first hospital in Georgia to earn the international “Baby-Friendly” Hospital Initiative (BFHI) designation from Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. In addition to the prestigious “Baby-Friendly” designation, the hospital was also awarded a 5-STAR Hospital Recognition from the Georgia Department of Public Health in 2015.

At Emory Decatur Hospital, you will find state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and our 24/7 onsite neonatologists, anesthesiologists and obstetricians. It's care you can trust from health professionals (perinatologists, neonatologists pediatricians and a skilled nursing staff) who are working in concert to ensure a safe delivery and a positive, fulfilling birth experience.


Pondering Pregnancy? Learn More.

Maternity Education Videos

Couplet Care

Emory Decatur Hospital maternity programs

Birthing Options

Emory Decatur Hospital offers several options for you to deliver your baby. In this section, you will find helpful information on a variety of issues related to having and caring for your baby.

Baby-Friendly Initiative

Emory Decatur Hospital is the first hospital in the state of Georgia to be recognized as Baby-Friendly.

Support Groups

Emory Decatur Hospital offers various support groups for Bariatrics, Maternity, Grief, Cancer and Addiction.

maternity patient stories

Teresa Parrish

Starting a family in Atlanta? Learn why patient Teresa Parrish chose to have her childbirth experience at Emory Decatur Hospital.

Amy Stanton's Story