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Maternity Classes

Currently, all in-person classes have been canceled until further notice. To accommodate our patients, we have transitioned many of our classes and support groups online. Please click here for more information and to register. In lieu of in-person OB tours, please review this presentation for information on what to prepare for your hospital stay.

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.

many of our classes are now online. 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 - Online

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/partner's role on the breastfeeding team. 

Fee: $25.00

Call 404.501.WELL or click here to register.

Childbirth Preparation Class - Online

Dr. Bobbie Bailey Tower Auditorium

2701 North Decatur Road

Decatur, GA 30033

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.

Fee: $75.00

Call 404.501.WELL or click here to register.

Infant CPR for Parents - Online

Dr. Bobbie Bailey Tower, Classroom 3040

2701 North Decatur Rd.

Decatur, GA 30033

We are currently not offering via Zoom. Visit AHA’s site for an at-home kit.

Infant CPR is designed to prepare expectant and new parents for potential child emergencies and will cover infant CPR and choking. NOTE: This is not a CPR certification course. 


Call 
404.501.WELL or click here to register.

 

Newborn Baby Care - Online

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.

Many of our classes are now online. 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

Let's 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

At Emory Decatur Hospital, we offer water immersion during labor as part of our commitment to helping you create a delivery day that’s just right for you and your baby. Water immersion simply means that a laboring mother sits in an inflatable tub filled with warm water prior to delivery. This technique is believed to promote hormonal changes that can encourage contractions, shorten your labor, and help you relax. Water immersion differs from a water birth because you will move out of the tub for your baby’s delivery. *Note - Emory Decatur Hospital does not perform water births at this time. Click here to learn more about water immersion.

Fee: $0.00

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