All High-Risk Maternity Services

When complications occur during a pregnancy, you’re in good hands at Northside. Our team approach – utilizing the expertise of obstetricians and gynecologists, certified nurse midwives, pediatricians, nurses, lactation consultants, educators and other health care professionals – ensures that Northside babies receive the individualized special care that is expected from the nation’s leader in maternity and newborn services.

As an expectant mom, you trust your OB to know what’s best for you at every stage of pregnancy. Northside has more board-certified obstetricians and perinatologists on staff than at any other hospital in the Southeast. So you, too, can be assured of the confidence your doctor has in Northside.

Center for Perinatal Medicine

Specializing in the diagnosis and management of high-risk pregnancy, Northside's Center for Perinatal Medicine offers nationally recognized expertise and innovation in maternal fetal medicine and diagnostic radiology. High-risk mothers-to-be can receive consultation from specialists with advanced training in the management of the most complicated of pregnancies.

High-Risk Perinatal Unit

Northside Hospital Atlanta offers a 34-bed high-risk perinatal unit where all caregivers specialize in high risk and multiple pregnancies. High-tech equipment monitors mothers and babies. Special features such as music/relaxation classes, certified pet visitation and boredom busters help to ease bed-rest stays.

Maternal Heart Health Clinic

At Northside's Maternal Heart Health Clinic, a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, nurse practitioners, exercise physiologists and nutritionists work alongside perinatologists and obstetricians to treat preeclampisa, an all-too-common threat to pregnancy found in up to 8% of expectant mothers. They also provide follow-up care and management after patients deliver.

Special Care Nursery

The Special Care Nursery at Northside provides acute care to newborns, ranging from those born prematurely to term infants needing out-of-the-ordinary attention. More than 2,000 premature and special-needs babies are cared for annually, which gives staff the experience and insight in understanding both the medical and emotional needs of babies and parents.

Gestational Diabetes

Nutrition is especially important when you are expecting. Our certified nutritionists and diabetes educators specialize in nutrition and managing gestational diabetes during the many stages of pregnancy. We can develop a customized diet plan to meet your nutritional needs.

H.E.A.R.T.strings Perinatal Bereavement & Palliative Care

The H.E.A.R.T.strings Perinatal Palliative Care Program cares for families that have been given a life-limiting diagnosis for their unborn child and have made the decision to continue their pregnancy. We would be honored to be a support to you on this journey during your pregnancy and beyond. To learn more about how our program can help, contact us at [email protected] or 404-851-8177.

The loss of a baby is one of the most difficult and painful experiences that a parent could ever experience. Our Perinatal Bereavement team is trained to help, guide and support parents through their loss and journey toward healing. A variety of support groups and resources are available for you to help preserve memories and understand natural grief reactions. For more information, please contact 404-851-8177 or [email protected], or visit All resources are free of charge and are available to the community including patients who did not deliver at a Northside facility.

  • Support Groups
  • Memorial Events – Opportunities for families to remember their babies and to enhance community awareness of perinatal grief, such as the Atlanta Walk to Remember, an annual walk to raise awareness of pregnancy and infant loss.
  • H.E.A.R.T.strings Perinatal Bereavement website – Grief information and links to resources, blogs and local memorial events.
  • Newsletters – Published several times a year, our newsletters include expert grief resources and guidance, parent-to-parent support, recommended books and stories of hope. To join our mailing list and email database, please contact us at 404-851-8177 or [email protected].
  • Referrals – H.E.A.R.T.strings maintains a referral list of licensed grief counselors and therapists.

Miracle Babies at Northside Hospital

As the undisputed leader in maternity services, Northside Hospital in Atlanta delivers more babies than any other single hospital in the country. In the hospital’s Level III NICU, as many as 100 premature and special-needs babies are cared for at one time, with more than 2,000 annually. Many families spend days, weeks or even months in the unit and are not able to handle extra needs and expenses associated with their stay. Unplanned time-off from work and increased travel to and from the hospital are a new reality for them. Miracle Babies at Northside Hospital is a fund, through the Northside Hospital Foundation, that provides crucial support to these families. Learn more.