Piedmont Newton Hospital Labor and Delivery is dedicated to making the entire birth process special and memorable for your family, including our series of educational classes created for parents-to-be and the comfort of our private labor and delivery suites. The Labor and Delivery unit is designed to make childbirth a beautiful experience for the entire family. Our private suites are equipped with the latest in medical technology and all the comforts of home. To make your experience uniquely yours, we offer the following options:
- Dad or other support persons can be by your side during delivery.
- Overnight accommodations are available in-suite for Dad.
- Standard rooming-in for baby.
- Our staff of attentive nurses will provide you with helpful advice on caring for your new baby, including feeding, bathing, and when to call the doctor.
- Our Lactation Center is available for mothers who desire to breastfeed.
On average, 90% of all newborns are born healthy. In the event a newborn is born prematurely or has a critical health condition at birth, the Labor and Delivery unit at Piedmont Newton Hospital in Covington is equipped with a Special Care Nursery for those babies that need critical care. Newborns that are under 32 weeks of gestation may be transferred to a NICU if more intensive care is required. We have an experienced and compassionate health care team to provide the best birth experience possible.
Specially trained doctors, registered nurses, and a respiratory therapist are available to provide the comprehensive care that a high risk newborn needs in a specialized environment. Heading up the team of neonatologist is Dr. Leslie Leigh who completed his residency and fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine. His team of board-certified neonatologists with the American Board of Pediatric, Neonatology and Perinatology include Drs. Ima Thompson, Palanisamy Rajasekaran, and Daniel Suskin.
The midwives of Covington Women’s Health Specialists, LLC are accepting new patients now. For your special delivery they are available to meet all of your needs before you conceive, during your pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. The Midwives of Covington Women’s Health Specialists, Cathy T. Larrimore, Dr. Jessie L. Bender, Dr. Sherley Samuels, Dr. Michelle White, and Dr. Meridith Farrow exclusively deliver at Piedmont Newton Hospital. Bringing new additions into your family is their specialty. The word, “midwife” means “with woman;” Denise, Brenda, and Christine consider themselves your partner in your healthcare. Listening to you and communicating with you are what they do best.