Telfair BirthPlace: The region's leader in delivering babies

We deliver nearly 3,000 babies a year with skill and compassion.

At the Telfair BirthPlace, we have vast experience helping mothers give birth. We understand that having a baby is not just a physical experience but also a wonder full of emotions and questions as you enter a new phase in your life. We're just as prepared for a typical, natural delivery as we are for more complicated ones.

The Telfair BirthPlace has 25 comfortable mother/baby rooms and 14 labor and delivery rooms. If a cesarean section is necessary, our experienced and caring perioperative surgical teams and compassionate in-house obstetrical anesthesiologists are available whether you go into labor during the day or in the middle of the night. For infants who are born with special health needs, we're prepared to give the best care possible in our antenatal testing area and Level II special care nursey/NICU. 

Visiting hours on the Mother-Baby Unit are 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mom can have a limited number of guests during labor and delivery at any hour of the day, and no one under the age of 18 is permitted after visiting hours.


Nearly everything you need to know about the Telfair BirthPlace, what to expect in childbirth and what to do afterwards can be found in these pages. We've recently added some new features so you can learn about us at your leisure before your baby is born. 

Baby-Friendly Designated Birth Facility

St. Joseph's/Candler's Candler Hospital, home of the Telfair BirthPlace, has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. Candler Hospital received the recognition from Baby-Friendly USA, the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative ("BFHI"), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Read more about the designation

Telfair Baby Mobile App

To make it even more convenient and informative to prepare for your Telfair Baby, the Telfair BirthPlace at St. Joseph’s/Candler has updated its free Telfair Baby app. The app is available via YoMingo. It covers all sorts of topics throughout pregnancy to labor and delivery to postpartum and newborn care. 

Download it here.

Contact Us

For more information about the Telfair BirthPlace, call us at 912-819-8200 or email.

Telfair BirthPlace Pre-Registration

Expecting mothers can fill in their information in our secure online form and be one step closer to ready for the day big. 

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