Piedmont Newton Hospital Labor and Delivery is dedicated to making the entire birth
process everything you want it to be. From our series of educational classes created
for parents-to-be...to the comfort of our private labor & delivery suites, we want
your time here to be filled with wonderful memories! The Labor and Delivery unit
is designed to make childbirth a beautiful experience for the entire family. Our
private suites are equipped with the latest in medical technology and all the comforts
of home. To make your experience uniquely yours, we offer the following options:
1. Dad or other support persons can be by your side during delivery.
2. Overnight accommodations are available in-suite for Dad.
3. Rooming-in for baby is encouraged.
4. Our staff of attentive nurses will provide you with helpful advice on caring
for your new baby...including feeding, bathing, and when to call the doctor.
5. Our Lactation Center is available for mothers who desire to breastfeed.
Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery
In the event a newborn is born prematurely or has a critical health condition at
birth. The Labor and Delivery unit at Piedmont Newton Hospital in Covington is equipped
with a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). On average, 10% of all newborns
after birth need extra support. We have an experienced and compassionate health
care team to provide the best birth experience possible.
Specially trained doctors (neonatologists), registered nurses, and respiratory therapists
to provide the comprehensive care that high-risk newborn needs in a specialized
enviroment. Heading up the team of neonatologists is Dr. Leigh who completed his
residency and fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine. Joining Dr. Leigh
at the new NICU are Dan Suskin, M.D.,Raid Al-Sayed Ahmad, M.D., and Ralanisamy Rajasekaran,
M.D. All of the neonatologists are Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatrics,
Neonatology and Perinatology.