Labor & Delivery Services at the Telfair BirthPlace

At the Telfair BirthPlace, our experienced, board-certified obstetric specialists provide comprehensive and specialty care for both mother and child, including prenatal, childbirth and postnatal care. While our private maternity rooms are beautiful and comfortable, they're also equipped with the latest medical technology and equipment available. Along with our highly experienced physicians, our caring nurses also will  help you with your delivery and care after giving birth. One of the many benefits of giving birth at the Telfair BirthPlace is our compassionate anesthesiologists, who are dedicated exclusively for our Telfair BirthPlace moms.

After delivery, you and your baby are transferred to a private Mother/Baby room.  Your baby will stay with you throughout your stay, as long as he or she is healthy. Accommodations are made for one support person to spend the night in the mom's room, but all other family members and friends must plan sleeping arrangements outside of the hospital.

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my baby be able to stay in my room after delivery?
Yes. Your baby will go to your room and the same nurse will care for both of you.

When may I have an epidural?
The timing of the epidural is up to you and your doctor.

May I eat during labor?
You may have liquids (ice, PopsiclesTM, soda, tea, fruit juice, etc.).

Why do I need an IV?
An IV is a route for fluid to help prevent dehydration during labor. We also use an IV to administer pain medication and antibiotics.

Can my family stay in the labor room?
A support person and two visitors may stay with you during labor and birth. One family member may accompany you and provide support during a C-section. Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to stay past visiting hours. 


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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