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 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
      • Large Labor & Delivery suites, designed to make your birth experience comfortable
      • Overnight visitation and accommodations available in our Mother & Baby unit
      • Patients are welcome to bring music, twinkle lights, flameless candles, a birthing ball, or anything else to create a personalized 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 in-house OB physician
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with board certified Neonatologists on staff
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a family sleep over room where parents can sleep and 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 available seven days a week, to help new moms successfully breastfeed and/or provide feeding tips

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

  Education and Support for Families

  • Baby Care 101 Class
    • Learn breastfeeding techniques, strategies for success, how to avoid complications, and much more from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Partners are encouraged to attend! This class is free.
    • Second Monday of each month, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    • To sign up, email Melissa Donovan, melissa.donovan@emoryhealthcare.org and be sure to include your name, due date, and OB/GYN.
    • Download the Baby Care 101 Class Flyer
  • 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.
    • Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm
    • No need to sign up or RSVP but reach out to Melissa Donovan at melissa.donovan@emoryhealthcare.org 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.