Birth Options at Atlanta Medical Center 

For a physician or midwife referral, call 404-265-DOCS.

Today’s mother-to-be has many choices in how she gives birth. At Atlanta Medical Center, we work with you so that your baby’s birth will be the experience you want it to be. Our private rooms and family-centered environment allow for flexibility in birth choices such as the use of labor balls and tubs for relaxation during labor plus birthing pools for water births.

Whether you’re looking for a natural birth, traditional birth, Lamaze, waterbirth, vaginal birth after Caesarian, or Caesarian-section, we can help. Our trained staff includes physicians, nurses and midwives who help support families through one of the most exciting and wonderful adventure of their lives – the birth of a child.

Midwives

Today’s midwives must graduate from an accredited education program and pass a certification exam. Once certified, midwives attend continuing education programs in order to keep abreast of changes in obstetrics. Midwives work in conjunction with an obstetrician.

If you need help in selecting a physician or midwife, please call our Physician Referral Service at 404-265-DOCS or look on our website under Find a Physician for “Midwife.”

Water birth

During water birth, mom is in a tub of soothing water. Water birth may help the mother relax and comfort the woman during the stages of labor. Atlanta Medical Center offers this option to moms.

Lamaze or Prepared Childbirth

Dr. Fernand Lamaze introduced the Lamaze method of childbirth in the 1950s. The method uses childbirth education classes, relaxation, breathing techniques and continuous emotional support from a birthing coach to help women through labor and delivery. Education is the cornerstone for Lamaze births. By learning about the normal process of labor and birth, women and their partners become part of the childbirth team.

Atlanta Medical Center offers prepared childbirth classes.

Pregnancy and Mom & Baby Exercise Classes

Offered by Oh Baby! Fitness 

Oh Baby Fitness, in partnership with Atlanta Medical Center, offers pregnant women and new moms a way to work out with their babies and gain support from other women.

Classes are offered at the Highland Athletic Club on the campus of Atlanta Medical Center, 303 Parkway Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312.

 Monday 9:30am - 10:15am  H2Oh Baby!  June 7 - July 12
 Monday 7:15pm - 8:15pm  Pregnancy Water Aerobics  Jun 7 - July 26
 Wednesday 6:45pm - 8:00pm  Pregnancy Yoga  Sep 15 - Nov 3

To register for classes, visit www.ohbabyfitness.com or call 678-528-1390.