Celebrate the Magic of New Beginnings

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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.

Jarrod & Scarlette Shirley

Jan 22, 2021, 16:04 PM
Title : Jarrod & Scarlette Shirley
Slide Heading : New Mom Scarlette, born at Northside in 1992, Welcomes Her Own Northside Baby
Synopsis : New mom Scarlette was thrilled with the care given by her nurses and doctor. Scarlette herself was born at Northside Hospital Atlanta in 1992, so both she and her daughter are a #NorthsideBaby! #NewMomMonday
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Jarrod and Scarlette Shirley welcomed their first child, a daughter named Eleanor, at 2:25 a.m. on July 6, 2019 at our Forsyth campus. New mom Scarlette was thrilled with the care given by her nurses and doctor. According to the new parents, baby Eleanor is curious about everything and loves to be around people. Scarlette herself was born at Northside Hospital Atlanta in 1992, so both she and her daughter are a #NorthsideBaby! #NewMomMonday
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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

Jarrod & Scarlette Shirley

Jan 22, 2021, 16:04 PM
Title : Jarrod & Scarlette Shirley
Slide Heading : New Mom Scarlette, born at Northside in 1992, Welcomes Her Own Northside Baby
Synopsis : New mom Scarlette was thrilled with the care given by her nurses and doctor. Scarlette herself was born at Northside Hospital Atlanta in 1992, so both she and her daughter are a #NorthsideBaby! #NewMomMonday
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Jarrod and Scarlette Shirley welcomed their first child, a daughter named Eleanor, at 2:25 a.m. on July 6, 2019 at our Forsyth campus. New mom Scarlette was thrilled with the care given by her nurses and doctor. According to the new parents, baby Eleanor is curious about everything and loves to be around people. Scarlette herself was born at Northside Hospital Atlanta in 1992, so both she and her daughter are a #NorthsideBaby! #NewMomMonday
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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