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Watch as Chrissy Bridges shares her NICU Story – Saving Baby Isabelle
The St. Mary’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides an individualized, compassionate healing environment by caring for patients ranging from critically ill premature infants to full-term infants with minor illnesses.
Come tour the St. Mary's Family Birth Center!
It is free and no reservations are required.
Pre-Register for Your Delivery Stay
To simplify your experience and ensure a quicker check-in process, we encourage all patients to pre-register for services.
Childbirth, Baby Care, and Infant CPR Classes
To register, call 706.389.3389 today. You can also call toll-free from anywhere in Georgia: (800) 491-4677 or visit our online class calendar here.
Lactation & Breastfeeding Support
Breastfeeding is wholly supported at St. Mary's with our Certified Lactation Consultants and our entire nursing staff. To learn more about our award-winning Lactation care, click here.
Decide which items you will need for labor, birth, recovery, and the trip home for both you and your baby and put them into a carrying bag to keep in your trunk, or somewhere handy at home, and grab it on your way to the hospital when the time arrives.
After you deliver...
...plan on a 2 night stay after a vaginal delivery
...plan on a 3-4 night stay after a Cesarean delivery
Please feel free to share your “thanks for a good job” or “opportunities for improvement” with us. Simply dial 100 from any hospital telephone, or from outside the hospital call 706.389.3000 and ask for the 100 percent line.
To protect the privacy of our moms, dads and babies, St. Mary's does not post newborn photos on our website. However, if you are a parent or parent-to-be, we make it easy for you to share pictures of your newborn through a premium service called Bella Baby photography.
Bella Baby sends professional photographers to St. Mary's every day to take beautiful, intimate portraits of new babies. If you request this service, photos from your session will be posted in a password-secured section of Bella Baby's website where you — and those with whom you share the password — can view them for two weeks while deciding if you wish to place an order. Package pricing begins at $39.
To find out more, visit bellababyphotography.com.
St. Mary’s is proud to receive the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified for Patient Experience and Obstetrics. WomenCertified ranks St. Mary’s as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics in 2013, 2014, and 2015. St. Mary's is also recognized by WomenCertified in America's top 100 hospitals for Patient Safety. We are honored to also be recognized by Healthgrades with the Women’s Health Excellence Award for 2014. Healthgrades ranks St. Mary’s among the top 5 percent in the nation for Women’s Health.
In lactation: To learn more about the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and the role certified lactation consultants play in your care at St. Mary's Hospital, visit here.
Learn about Jill and Jackson Michael's story, whose triplets were born at St. Mary's Family Birth Center.