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In response to concern over COVID-19, we are canceling all in-person classes and events/tours through the end of March. This includes all of our Maternity classes, support groups, and OB tours. Please stay tuned as we continue to provide updates as time progresses. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time. For important up-to-date information, please visit www.emoryhealthcare.org/coronavirus. In lieu of an in-person OB tour at this time, please view this PowerPoint Presentation for information. Please join us on a live Zoom class for our Baby Talk and New Parent Support Group. Details below.

Baby Talk Support Group

Dr. Bobbie Bailey Tower 3040 Classroom

2701 North Decatur Road

Decatur, GA 30033

This weekly mother-to-mother support group facilitated by a certified lactation consultant that has been supporting and empowering breastfeeding moms for more than 20 years. Baby weight checks are also available.

Fee: No Fee

Call 404.501.5787 (Registration is not required.)

NOTE: Our Breastfeeding and New Parent Support Groups will be held via Zoom videoconferencing at their regularly scheduled times, every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and Noon, respectively. No registration is required. Visit Zoom.com and select "Join a Meeting". The meeting ID for both groups is 286-009-746.

We are working on establishing online options for some of our classes as well. If you have already registered for a class that has been canceled, you will be contacted before the date of the class if an online option is available. If no online option is available, or you choose not to participate in the online option, you will be refunded in full.

Breastfeeding Class

Dr. Bobbie Bailey Tower 3040 Classroom

2701 North Decatur Road

Decatur, GA 30033

Taught by Emory Decatur Hospital Lactation Specialists, this class provides instruction and support for new parents. It includes information on getting the best start possible with your breastfeeding experience, breastfeeding in the hospital, common challenges & solutions, and Dad's/VIP's role on the breastfeeding team. This class is for mom and one support person. 2 hours. $25.00/couple.

Fee: $25.00

Call 404.501.WELL or click here to register.

Childbirth Preparation Class

Dr. Bobbie Bailey Tower Auditorium

2701 North Decatur Road

Decatur, GA 30033

We offer a Saturday all day option for Childbirth class. The class is interactive and incorporates a variety of teaching methods: lecture, instructor led discussions, videos, activities (how to relax and work with your body; patterned breathing; comfort measures & positioning; massage and medication options). Practice at home is essential in gaining proficiency. Learning how to relax as well as the other comfort activities can be used throughout your lifetime.

Dress for comfort. Children are not allowed.

Saturday Childbirth class - a 30 minute break for lunch. Lunch is now being served as part of the registration. Choose one selection for you and your coach and call (404) 501-WELL (9355) and give your name and selection. If it is after hours, leave the information on the voicemail.

  • Vegetable salad (spring mix, cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, avocado, carrots, and green pepper), dressing, salt and pepper, apple
  • Entree Salad (spring mix, sliced chicken breast, cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, green pepper), dressing, salt and pepper, apple
  • Sandwich (sliced turkey on kaiser type roll, lettuce, tomato), condiments (mayo, mustard, salt and pepper), baked chips, apple
  • Chips (apple and chips)
  • Feel free to bring extra snacks or drinks to class.

Please access our Maternity Education videos to learn more about this exciting time in your life.

Fee: $100.00

Call 404.501.WELL or click here to register.

Infant CPR for Parents

Dr. Bobbie Bailey Tower, Classroom 3040

2701 North Decatur Rd.

Decatur, GA 30033

Infant CPR is designed to prepare expectant and new parents for potential child emergencies and will cover infant CPR and choking. NOTE: this in not a CPR certification course. Class is limited to mom and one partner.

Fee: $35.00

Call 404.501.WELL or click here to register.

Newborn Baby Care

Dr. Bobbie Bailey Tower, Classroom 3040

2701 North Decatur Rd.

Decatur, GA 30033

Anticipating the birth of your baby and the joys of impending parenthood, soon-to-be parents have many questions and concerns about caring for their infant both physically and emotionally. What about bathing, diapering; what about when the baby is fussy and crying; and a host of other questions.

Fee: $35.00

Call 404.501.WELL or click here to register.

New Parent Support Group

Dr. Bobbie Bailey Tower 3040 Classroom

2701 North Decatur Road

Decatur, GA 30033

Our New Parent Support Group is for parents of infants 0 to 6 months of age. Join us for weekly support and conversation with other new parents, and don't miss our monthly education topics ranging from infant massage to postpartum anxiety, pelvic floor health and more.

Time: Thursdays at Noon. (Immediately following the Baby Talk Breastfeeding Support Group).
Fee: No Fee
Registration is not required.

NOTE: Our Breastfeeding and New Parent Support Groups will be held via Zoom videoconferencing at their regularly scheduled times, every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and Noon, respectively. No registration is required. Visit Zoom.com and select "Join a Meeting". The meeting ID for both groups is 286-009-746.

We are working on establishing online options for some of our classes as well. If you have already registered for a class that has been canceled, you will be contacted before the date of the class if an online option is available. If no online option is available, or you choose not to participate in the online option, you will be refunded in full.

OB Tour-Let's Get Acquainted

Lets Get Acquainted begins in our auditorium while comfortably seated and ends with a walk through our Labor & Delivery and Mother-Baby units. Learn about Labor & Delivery and the importance of skin-to-skin after birth, Rooming-In on the Mother-Baby unit and much more. Receive information on parking, infant safety, visitors, baby photos and pediatricians. You can complete your pre-registration, so remember to bring a copy of your photo ID and insurance card. This class is ideal for those between 28 – 36 weeks of gestation.

Fee: $0.00

Call 404.501.WELL or click here to register.

Prenatal Toning, Fitness & Yoga Combo

This specially designed combo gives you a taste of everything Oh Baby! has to offer in a prenatal class. We start out with 20 minutes of aerobic, cardio and strength training. That's followed by 20 minutes of stability birthing ball exercise. Class finishes with a 20-minute yoga cool down including relaxation, stretching, and meditation. What to bring: Bottle of water, towel and yoga mat. Medical consent is required.

Fee (4 SESSIONS): $60; $15 per class

Call 888.264.1782 or click here to register.

Water Immersion/Water Birth Online Class

Emory Decatur Hospital is proud to offer water immersion/water birth as an option to today's women desiring choices for pain relief in labor and birth. Both water immersion and water birth requires OB/GYN approval, please talk to your doctor about your options. To prepare for water immersion/water birth, it is required to take a Emory Decatur Hospital WI/WB class.

We recommend taking the WI/WB class during your 6th - 7th month of pregnancy. Class covers benefits, risks, eligibility requirements, contraindications, guidelines and care during WI/WB.

You must bring your certificate to the hospital when you arrive in labor to be able to participate in water immersion and/or water birth.

Fee: $0.00
Call 404.501.WELL or click here to take the online course.


Please Note: Taking the WI/WB class does not guarantee you will be able to experience WI/WB.

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