Pregnant and Preparing

At Piedmont, you can expect maternity care designed entirely around you, from the classes you want, the specialists you need, and the locations convenient to you.

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We provide our patients with access to tools to help you feel confident and in control of your experience. As you prepare for your delivery, you can also prepare for whatever we're trying to say here.

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Pregnancy Checklist by Trimester

To help you and your partner prepare for this exciting, life-changing journey, here are some suggested preparatory steps to get you started.

During Your First Trimester

  • Begin or continue taking prenatal vitamins
  • Begin to read pregnancy books or sign-up for weekly pregnancy newsletters
  • Sign up for classes, such as prenatal, childbirth and/or breastfeeding classes

During Your Second Trimester

During Your Third Trimester

  • Develop a birth plan with your provider
  • Select a pediatrician by scheduling prenatal consults/interviews
  • Pre-register for your hospital stay
  • Finish your nursery & purchase baby essentials
  • Install your car seat

Two Weeks Before Your Due Date

Select A Name for Your Baby
Print and complete the Birth Certificate Worksheet and bring it with you when you are admitted to deliver your baby.  You can also email the completed form to  If you have any questions please call 706-475-3041.

Download the worksheet

Pack Your Hospital Bag

1: Pack your bag between week 35 and week 36 of your pregnancy. Because you may begin labor earlier than expected, you’ll want your belongings packed and ready to go.

2: Don’t bring too much. Piedmont provides most necessities for you and your new baby during labor and post-delivery. The hospital gives mothers disposable panties and pads, and they can also use Piedmont’s medicine balls, peanut balls and breast pumps. Babies get diapers, wipes, shirts, hats, blankets and changing pads.

3: Pack separate bags for labor and post-delivery. Once you’ve given birth, you won’t need the same items you did during labor. Pack one bag for each part of your hospital stay.

In your labor bag, include:

  • Camera and batteries/charging cords
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Favorite playlist and portable speakers
  • Hair bands and hair clips
  • Insurance card and government-issued ID
  • Lip balm
  • Pediatrician’s name and contact information
  • Robe and slippers and/or non-slip socks
  • Water bottle

In the post-delivery bag, include:

  • Cosmetics
  • Outfits for baby photos and going home
  • Sleepwear
  • Toiletries
  • Two to three nursing bras
  • Breastfeeding pillow

4: Personalize your room. Blankets, LED candles, portable speakers and other favorite items can make your stay more pleasant. Because labor and delivery can get messy, avoid bringing anything expensive or irreplaceable.

5: Bring a couple special outfits for your baby. Your newborn will have their picture taken at Piedmont, so you may want to pack clothes for the occasion. Many parents also bring a favorite outfit for their baby’s trip home, but Piedmont will provide everything the baby needs before that.

While you’re staying at the hospital, staff members will ensure you have all the necessities.

Piedmont Atlanta Visitor Guidelines

Visitor Hours: 7am-9pm

No visitors under the age of 12 unless they are a sibling of the new baby.

Labor & Delivery: Total number of visitors allowed in the room is limited to 4 at a time, including your partner (during visitor hours).

Family-Centered Care: number of visitors not restricted (during visitor hours)

One visitor may stay overnight and must be 18 years of age or older. No first-time admittance after 8:45pm.

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It can be helpful to talk with your doctor about your family planning desires, needs, and concerns at any stage of your pre-conception journey. We have gynecologists and obstetricians ready to provide reproductive care for you.

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