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Maternal Services Expanded at Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin

Birth center tours, breastfeeding support and more offered close to home for Milledgeville mothers

Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin is committed to addressing Georgia’s high maternal mortality rate and giving all mothers and their babies the very best services so they can thrive. Georgia has the secondhighest maternal mortality rate in the nation. Black women in Georgia are three times more likely to die from pregnancyrelated complications than white women nationally, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For moms in Baldwin County, high-quality and specialized care is available close to home. Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin is now offering tours of its birth center and C-section suite, along with breastfeeding support and more. From labor to delivery and throughout recovery, Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin Family Birth Center has the support and amenities mothers need for an experience that’s safe, special and comfortable.

Preparing to welcome a new little one is made easier through virtual childbirth classes that help expectant parents prepare for bringing a baby into the world. Physicians recommend that all pregnant patients participate in classes between the 24th and 36th weeks of pregnancy, with all classes completed by the 36th week.

Virtual childbirth classes offered include:

• Preparing for Childbirth: In this live virtual class, a registered nurse will provide information about what to expect during labor and delivery, relaxation and breathing techniques to help during labor and pain management options.

• Breastfeeding Basics: In this live virtual class, a registered nurse will teach tips and techniques to help mothers have a positive, successful breastfeeding journey. Class topics include how breastfeeding works, how to establish a good milk supply, how to help your baby latch, how to position your baby for breastfeeding and how to determine if your baby is getting enough milk. Resources for additional support will also be discussed.

• Understanding Infant and Child Safety: In this live virtual class, a registered nurse will discuss common accidents and injuries affecting infants, what you can do to prevent injury and how to be prepared in the event of an emergency. In-person tours of the Family Birth Center will help moms feel better prepared for the birth experience. Tours provide information about services, policies and procedures, along with a walking tour of labor, delivery and recovery spaces. A state-of-the-art C-section suite on the Labor and Delivery floor is available as well.

“With high-quality care close to home, you can feel confident you and your baby are in the best, most caring hands every step of the way. We have providers specially trained in prenatal and newborn care, anesthesiologists, emergency physicians, respiratory therapists, hospitalists and more on site,” said Chevair Mustafa, manager of Women’s Services at Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin.

Nurses and lactation consultants are also well versed in breastfeeding to help new moms through support, education and enrichment. All mothers are provided with breastfeeding support services during their stay, tailored to fit their needs based on individualized assessments.

“We have helped generations of central Georgia families welcome new babies. Your baby’s birth will be one of life’s most precious moments. We want our community to be able to confidently count on us to make the experience as personal and joyful as possible, in our warm, family-centered environment — especially as we are the closest facility that offers maternity care within the seven surrounding counties,” Mustafa said

To register for a birth center tour at Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin, located at 821 North Cobb St. in Milledgeville, call 478-776-4341. To sign up for virtual childbirth classes, visit Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin Childbirth Education Classes.

To find a doctor, visit www.NavicentHealth.org and click “Find A Doctor.”

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the third-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.