Emory Johns Creek Hospital

The Birth Place

The Women's Services team at Emory Johns Creek Hospital is fully equipped to handle all of the various stages, aspects and wonders of pregnancy and childbirth. Our team of health care experts is dedicated to providing outstanding patient- and family-centered care. Women's Services at Emory Johns Creek Hospital combines high-quality care with state-of-the-art technologies, comforting amenities, and educational resources to fully support expectant families in welcoming new life into the world.

Each pregnant person works with our Women's Services team to create an individualized birth plan, which may include a birthing coach, a midwife, a specially trained doula, a natural childbirth without medication, or other available options. All aspects of the Birth Place were designed to meet the needs of the entire family and we encourage all patients and families to ask any questions they may have.

Birth Place Services

The Birth Place at Emory Johns Creek Hospital has been designed with family-centered care in mind. We are committed to providing you with the very best of care in the most comfortable of settings. Some of the things we’re most proud of at the Birth Place:

  • All private rooms with large Labor & Delivery suites, designed to make your birth experience comfortable.
    • You are welcome to bring music, twinkle lights, flameless candles, a birthing ball, or other accessories to create a personalized birthing experience. Please do not bring siblings, real candles, incense, live animals, or alcoholic beverages.
  • Suites are furnished with sleeping/lounging areas for partners or coaches, WiFi, and flat-screen televisions.
  • In-house and always available Anesthesiologists and OB physicians.
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with board-certified Neonatologists on staff and a family sleepover room. Parents can get some rest or simulate what life will be like with the baby at home, with the peace of mind of having NICU nurses close by to assist or advise if needed.
  • On-call Certified Lactation Consultants are available seven days a week, to help new moms successfully breastfeed and/or provide feeding tips.
  • Overnight visitation and accommodations are available in our Mother & Baby unit.

Birth Place Pre-registration

You may pre-register for Labor & Delivery anytime! Download and complete the Birth Place Pre-Admission Form below, then email it to EJCHinfo@emory.edu. You may also bring the form in person to Labor & Delivery registration on the second floor of the hospital, or you can fax the form to us at 678-474-7222.

To help expedite your registration process, be sure to sign up for MyChart, Emory Healthcare’s new patient portal, and download the mobile app.

Education and Support for Families

Pre-Natal Classes

Our series of free pre-natal classes are held on a three-week rotation each month. Classes are on Monday evenings, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the Physicians Plaza 5th-floor conference room. We encourage you to register online ahead of time for the classes you wish to attend. Please note that these classes are for adults only; please do not bring children under the age of 18 with you.

First Monday: Labor, Delivery & Postpartum 101

Labor, Delivery, & Postpartum 101 Class will educate expecting parents on everything they need to know about going into labor and delivering a baby. Topics include the stages of labor, medications and epidurals, delivery preferences, and what to bring to the hospital. We’ll also cover postpartum care in the hospital and at home, postpartum depression, and basic infant care in the hospital setting. You’ll learn about differences in c-sections and vaginal deliveries, pain management options, and planning your delivery experience. After this class, you should feel confident coming to the hospital to have a baby!

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Second Monday: Breastfeeding 101

Breastfeeding 101 provides a strong foundation for parents who want to begin their breastfeeding journey. There are some common challenges that many families face, especially in the first hour after delivery and the first few days of life. We’ll teach you how to know whether your baby is getting enough milk, latch techniques, and how to build a support team for help when you need it. We will also go over breast pumps and how to build that back-to-work stash if you need one! Finally, we’ll debunk some common myths and answer any questions you have so that you are fully prepared when your baby arrives.

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Third Monday: Newborn Care Essentials

Our comprehensive Newborn Care Essentials class has been expertly designed for first-time parents. You'll gain the necessary skills and knowledge to confidently care for your newborn. Led by experienced mother-baby nurses, this engaging session covers critical topics like feeding, diapering, soothing techniques, sleep safety, car seat safety, and more! Empower yourself with practical advice and hands-on demonstrations to ensure that you're well-prepared for the exciting journey of parenthood.

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Breastfeeding Support Group

  • Led by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), our Breastfeeding Support Group is an in-person chance to meet, bond with, and get support from other new moms! Babies are welcome and weight checks are available.
  • Tuesdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • No need to sign up or RSVP but please call 678-474-7269 if you have questions
  • Download the Breastfeeding Support Group Flyer

Birth Place Tour

  • We are happy to offer free tours of our Birth Place for families expecting a new baby. Tours are conducted by EJCH Auxiliary volunteers every Thursday at 6:00pm. Each tour is limited to eight couples. Expectant mothers may bring one additional person along (a spouse or partner, doula, birth coach, or other supporting adult). Children are not allowed to attend the tours.  SIGN UP FOR A TOUR

The Birth Place Newborn Photographer

The Birth Place Newborn Photographer
The Birth Place at Emory Johns Creek Hospital is proud to partner with nationally sought-after celebrity portrait photographer, Jessica Limon. We are the only hospital in the world to offer our patients a luxury portrait experience in the comfort of their hospital suites. Everything is provided for the session, except for the milk! 

Pre-book your hospital session or get more information with Jessica Limon Photography here: https://www.jessicalimonphotography.com

Visiting Hours

Birth Place patients may designate two visitors who may include a birth partner, coach, or Doula. The designated visitors must remain the same throughout the patient’s stay and may not be swapped out. This policy applies to both the Labor & Delivery unit and the Mother & Baby unit. Children under the age of 18 may not visit the Birth Place at any time.

The Birth Place is a secured unit; visitors may request entry at the registration/guest services desk or via phone at the Labor & Delivery unit door.

Birth Certificate Information

Thank you for choosing Emory Johns Creek Hospital for your birth experience. We are happy to help you complete the necessary paperwork to register your child’s birth in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia.