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Maternity Classes

DeKalb Medical offers a variety of pregnancy educational classes and support groups to help you prepare for pregnancy and parenthood. Registration is easy and can be done by calling 404.501.WELL. For Pondering Pregnancy Class registration call 404-973-2972Click here for a complete list of mother-baby education classes. Once on the Classes, Events & Support Groups page, click on the drop-down list under Class/Topic and select "Mother Baby," then hit Search.

Breastfeeding Class

Dr. Bobbie Bailey Tower 3040 Classroom
2701 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Taught by DeKalb Medical 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 once a week for 3 week evenings or Saturday all day option for Childbirth class. The classes are interactive and incorporate 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 class and 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. Please bring 4 pillows and a mat/blanket with you to class. 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 (turkey on kaiser type roll, lettuce, tomato), condiments (mayo, mustard, salt and pepper), baked chips, apple

Feel free to bring lunch, snacks or drinks to class. Dining options include: fast food available in the Women's Center lobby or hospital cafteria.

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

Fee: $50.00
Call 404.501.WELL or click here to register.

Healthy You, Healthy Baby

DeKalb Medical Center (North Decatur)
Nutrition and Diabetes Education Classroom,Suite 0850 (Ground Floor), Classroom 0865
Time 6:30pm-8:00pm

Fee: $25.00
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.

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 your insurance card.

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.

SESSIONS 8 FEE: $120; $18 per class
DATES: January 28-March 18; March 4-April 22 DAY Wednesday TIME 7:30-8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Wellness Center

Fee: $120.00
Call 404.501.WELL or click here to register.

2701 North Decatur Road Decatur, GA 30033
404.501.1000
Patient Inquiries: 404.501.5200

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