Celebrate the Magic of New Beginnings

Your Joy, Our Priority

The Northside Hospital System leads the nation in maternity services. We deliver a comforting, familiar experience for families - as we have for three generations and counting.

Explore Northside stories, podcasts, and maternity content – whether you’re a new mother or hope to be soon. We've curated the best-of-the-best of our maternity content to support and inspire you and your family along this joyous journey.

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#NewMomMonday

#NewMomMonday is a personalized, intimate look at the unparalleled care mothers receive while welcoming their babies at the nation's leading maternity hospital. Follow us on our social channels - FacebookInstagram, and Twitter - for more inspiring stories about our Northside families.

New Mom Praises Northside Forsyth Women's Center Team for Care During Birth and High Blood Pressure Diagnosis

Carol Frey

Although she was scheduled for an elected C-section, new mom Carol was admitted to Northside Forsyth for high blood pressure and welcomed Madelyn Grace on November 29, 2019. This is her first child, but Carol says they will be back to Northside.

Dad praises NICU team for high level of care provided to his tiny, but mighty little boy

Mike & Lucas

Mike and Kathy's son Lucas weighed just 2 pounds, 3 ounces when he was born at Northside Atlanta. Dad Mike was thrilled at the high level of care his baby boy received.

This new mom learned to roll with the punches when she delivered her baby girl at Northside Hospital Atlanta.

Natalie Hudson

After undergoing an unexpected C-section due to fetal intolerance, she developed post-partum preeclampsia and had to be moved to the maternal ICU.

This mom is a self-proclaimed NICU mom veteran. After giving birth to twin daughters, her second set of twins were born prematurely at Northside Hospital Atlanta.

Erica Davila

When her son was also born early at Northside Hospital Cherokee, she was no stranger to the NICU. “My experience was top notch at both locations,” Erica says. “We are very proud and thankful to be a part of the Northside Hospital family.”

Not only did new mom Kelli Ledford have to adjust to giving birth in the midst of a pandemic—she also had a second high risk pregnancy to contend with.

Kelli Ledford

Kelli has nothing but praise for Northside staff. "Everyone was knowledgeable, friendly and had the health of myself and my baby first and foremost," Kelli says. "They were by my side the entire time. It was all worth it for my baby, Kiley!”

New mom credits care team with easing fears about labor during COVID

Leah Chirone

“It would be an understatement to say every single nurse, doctor and tech that we came in contact with treated us like we were the only people there.” Bella Rose Marie Chirone was born happy and healthy on 8/13.

New mom celebrates Fourth of July with new addition

Mandi Cox

Mandi describes her experience as “nothing short of amazing” and credits the Northside team for the remarkable care she received. “It’s hard to choose just one employee that rose to the top, because they were all phenomenal.”

New mom names baby after nurse she credits with saving his life

Jessica McGill

She says her experience at Northside was exemplary. One staff member will always remain in her memory—Aubrey. “Aubrey made timely decisions that ultimately saved my baby’s life. I’m forever grateful, which is why I’ve named my son after him—Noah Aubrey.”

Family releases balloons in honor of daughter for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

Brandy Moseley

For Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, the Moseley family released balloons in remembrance of their sweet girl, Ella Rose. The Moseleys find support through Northside Hospital’s perinatal loss and palliative care program—H.E.A.R.T.strings.

New mom credits care team with exceptional birthing experience

Jess Wooten

New Mom Jess Wooten describes her experience at Northside Hospital Atlanta as nothing short of amazing. Baby Landon is all smiles, and Jess praises her care team for their compassion and support.

Northside Podcasts

At the Heart of Improving Maternal Mortality

Season 3, Episode 3
Medical Moments
Cardio-obstetrics may be the most important medical practice that women having children have never heard of. Hear expert Dr. Michele Voeltz. Listen Here

Journey to a First Christmas

Season 3, Episode 1
Medical Moments
In this two-part premiere for Season 3 of Medical Moments, Natalie shares her journey, which include a first Christmas on the family’s mini farm. Listen Here

Staying Spiritually and Mentally Fit

Season 2, Episode 4
Medical Moments
COVID-19 has affected our lives, especially our mental wellbeing. Amid the isolation, how do we maintain our mental health, how do we maintain our hope? Listen Here

Self-Care for New Moms During the Pandemic

  1. Be gentle with yourself and the expectations you have of yourself and others.
  2. Limit your intake of news.
  3. If possible, spend some time on a porch, in the back yard, a balcony, or wherever you can safely expose yourself to sunshine.
  4. Seek reassurance from the people in your life that are supportive. It is ok to set limits and avoid those people who are not.
  5. Stay connected with others. Attend an online mom support group like one through Postpartum Support International.
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Northside Patient Stories

Mother finds answers for a safe pregnancy at Northside

Bethany Weathersby

Bethany Weathersby and her husband Josh were raising two healthy boys in fall 2012 when she got pregnant with their third baby, a little girl.

New mom’s chronic fatigue points to leukemia diagnosis

Charlotte Few

Feeling more tired than usual, Mabel still found herself easily out of breath, unable to stand at her desk and soon fighting a bout of pneumonia.

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Parents support others through pregnancy loss of their own

Stacey & Joe Yeager

In 2014, Stacey and Joe Yeager were pregnant for the first time and expecting twins. It was a normal pregnancy until it wasn’t, Stacey says.

Mom of NICU twins shares her pregnancy journey

Jourdan Adams

Twenty-two weeks into her pregnancy, Jourdan Adams began experiencing contractions. It was early summer of 2018, and Jourdan had so far experienced a normal pregnancy with her twin boys.

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Meet Miracle Baby Ryleigh Goins

Brittany Goins

During her first trimester, Brittany Goins was having an easy, uneventful pregnancy.

What to Expect

Whether you are considering starting a family or thinking about growing the one you have, you most certainly have questions, wonders and worries. The articles and resources here will comfort and empower you to make the best decisions for you and your baby…before, during and after pregnancy.

Your Pre-Pregnancy Questions Answered

Deciding to have a child is a huge life-changing step. It can also feel extremely daunting. So after taking the first step down the path toward parenthood, where do you go from there?

Eating for Two? 10 Tips for Your Best Nutrition

Pregnancy is a time to take the best possible care of your health. Not only are you eating for your own health; you are eating for the growth and development of your unborn baby.

The Five “W’s” of Packing for the Hospital

There is no shortage of input about what you should or shouldn’t bring with you to the hospital when it’s time to have your baby. Here’s some advice from the pros.

Your Baby Has Arrived. It's Time to Snuggle!

Safe, snuggly, skin-to-skin contact engages your baby’s senses. Your baby can hear and feel your familiar heartbeat. Read more about the benefits of skin-to-skin contact and rooming-in.

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Improve your Family's Health & Wellness Along Your Journey
Explore our Everyday Wellness blog for more recipes, health articles, and health tips. Everyday Wellness Blog

Additional Resources

FAQ For Parents During Covid-19
Coming to Northside? Download this document for more reassuring information to know before you arrive. Read More
Breastfeeding: A Good Latch
Trouble with breastfeeding causes many moms to turn to formula after only a few weeks. Read this article on the importance of a good latch. Download PDF
Preeclampsia FAQ
Northside Cardiologist, Dr. Lee Padove, answers common questions about preeclampsia and maternal heart health. Download PDF