Resuming In-Office Appointments
We have resumed seeing preventative healthcare visits and non-urgent problem visits in addition to all obstetrical and urgent visits.
In order to continue to protect our patients, staff, and physicians, we will continue our recent safety measures. This includes temperature screening upon arrival and a limited schedule to allow for adequate social distancing and reduced wait times.
All staff and physicians will be wearing face masks at all times in the office, and we ask that our patients wear masks in our office as well.
We will continue to restrict visitors accompanying patients until we feel it safe to resume normal operations.
We plan to continue to offer telemedicine visits to all of our OBGYN patients during this time as appropriate.
Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility during this difficult time.
Piedmont Healthcare's COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Piedmont is preparing for vaccination of patients that meet the state's criteria. Piedmont Healthcare will communicate with patients who fit this criteria as soon as appointments are available.
Please be aware that supply of this vaccine is limited.
Please remain patient. Piedmont follows direction from the State of Georgia to roll out the vaccine to any additional populations.
For patients interested in the vaccine who are not yet eligible: Piedmont Healthcare will keep you informed as the state announces each phase of the roll-out plan. Piedmont Healthcare will send information and scheduling instructions as you become eligible for the vaccine.
Do not contact your provider's office or our hospitals about vaccine scheduling. When you become eligible for the vaccination and scheduling is available, Piedmont will notify you with more information and instructions for scheduling your appointment.
Visit piedmont.org/covidvaccine for the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Additional COVID-19 Information
Please see the documents listed below for additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Who Is Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster?
- COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs from Piedmont Healthcare
- Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet
- Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet
Pregnancy & the COVID-19 Vaccine
ACOG and SMFM Recommend COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Individuals
If you have had the COVID-19 vaccine and are pregnant, postpartum, lactating and/or contemplating pregnancy, please consider participating in a survey and registry that is being developed by Dr. Alisa Kachikis and other investigators in the University of Washington Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It should take approximately 3 minutes to register your information.
Please see the following articles regarding pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccine.
- CDC - Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for People who Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
- Wondering about COVID-19 vaccines if you're pregnant or breastfeeding?
- ACOG and SMFM Joint Statement on WHO Recommendations Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnant Individuals
- I'm pregnant. Should I get the COVID vaccine?
- Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19 - ACOG
- SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in Pregnancy - Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Should I wait until the pandemic ends before trying to conceive?
We have not been advising patients to delay trying to conceive during the pandemic. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 vaccine has not been studied in pregnant or lactating women. Based on the information we do have, it does not appear to pose a risk to the fetus. That said, it has not been studied, so getting the vaccine during pregnancy would mean accepting the potential risks. It would also be reasonable to delay trying to conceive until receiving the vaccine. However, we do not know when the vaccine will be available for everyone. It could be well into 2021.
Holidays & Travel During COVID-19
CNN Health - A 14-day quarantine is still best before seeing loved ones for the holidays, doctor says.
See the CDC's recommendations for holiday gatherings and holiday travel at the websites linked below.
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Visitor Policy
Could My Symptoms Be COVID-19?
View this helpful NY Times article with an interactive guide to identifying COVID-19 symptoms.
Should You Breastfeed if You Have the Coronavirus?
A New York Times article. Here's how to navigate the emerging guidance on breastfeeding in a pandemic.
Maternity Information From Piedmont Atlanta
Please see the documents below for important information from Piedmont Atlanta Hospital regarding April maternity classes and maternity tours.
- May Materity Classes Go Virtual - Childbirth, Breastfeeding, and Baby Basics
- Maternity Center Tour Information During COVID-19
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Pregnancy (The Basics)
- Georgia Department of Public Health - Official COVID-19 Page
- COVID-19 Information from American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
- Coronavirus, COVID-19 for New Moms
- CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet - What You Need to Know
- CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet - What to Do If You Are Sick with COVID-19