Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth in Huntsville

A Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth in Huntsville

One of the most exhilarating and exciting times in a woman’s life is when she discovers she’s expecting a baby. It can also be overwhelming, confusing, and exhausting. Here at Rocket City Mom we want to help you start your parenting journey in Huntsville by putting as much local information as we can at your fingertips.

We are moms first – we know exactly what it’s like to have tons of questions and be questing for those answers. On this page you’ll find all the local resources for a pregnant woman in Huntsville and Madison County, from doctors to diapers to doulas, and everything in between. Parenting doesn’t have to be rocket science, and experiencing pregnancy and childbirth in Huntsville doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

Do you have an addition you want to share with local parents? Email us at editor@rocketcitymom.com and we’ll add it in.

OB/GYN PRACTICES

HUNTSVILLE

All Women’s OBGYN
610 Airport Road | (256) 882-1785

Advanced OBGYN
250 Chateau Drive | (256) 881-9997

Alabama OBGYN
420 Lowell Drive, SE | (256) 265-6550

Clinic for Women
910 Adams Street | (256) 533-7420

Phoenix Women’s Health
3007 Memorial Parkway SW | (256) 382-5210

South Huntsville OB/GYN
One Hospital Drive, Suite 202 | (256) 429-5285

Tennessee Valley OBGYN
910 Adams Street | (256) 265-6512

UAB Huntsville Women’s Center
301 Governors Drive | (256) 551-4590

Dr. Rachel Peterson
One Hospital Drive SW, Suite 201 | (256) 489-2442

Dr. Stephen G. Tygart
165 Whitesport Drive SW | (256) 881-4357

Dr. Patricia Miller
401 Sivley Road SW | (256) 534-4022

MADISON

Babies Etc. OBGYN
235 Portal Lane, Suite A | (256) 461-1766

Clinic for Women in Madison
44 Hughes Road | (256) 533-7420

OBGYN Associates
8371 Highway 72 West, Suite 100 | (256) 704-2229

ATHENS & DECATUR

Carlota OBGYN
1005 W Market St Suite 17, Athens | (256) 233-3100

Valley Women’s Center
22335 US Hwy 72, Suite C, Athens | (256) 233-5000

OBGYN Associates, Decatur
1304 13th Ave. SE, Decatur | (256) 355-9711

HOSPITALS


HUNTSVILLE

Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children
245 Governors Dr. SE, Huntsville | (256) 265-1000

Crestwood Medical Center
One Hospital Drive, Huntsville | (256) 429-4000 | Read our Review

MADISON

Madison Hospital Maternity
8375 Hwy 72 W, Madison | (256) 265-2012

ATHENS & DECATUR

Athens-Limestone Hospital
700 West Market Street, Athens | (256) 233-9292

Decatur Morgan Hospital
1201 7th Street SE, Decatur | (256) 341-2000

DOULAS & MIDWIVES

DOULAS

Birthing Beautiful LLC, Heather Shields |  (256)962-0975

Brittany’s Labor Doula Support, Brittany Berghammer | (910) 787-3316

Doula Birthing Assistant Care, Jeanne Stolaas |  (256) 852-7309

Happy Helper Doula Services, Hannah Ellis | (256)-975-3845

Tracy Abney, Birth Doula | (256) 289-1709

Wendyrful Doula Services, Wendy Robertson | (256) 783-9312

MIDWIFE ADVOCACY GROUPS

Only Certified Nurse-idwives (CNMs) can legally deliver babies in Alabama.  CNMs can deliver in hospitals under the supervision of an OBGYN. However, Alabama does not provide licenses for Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs mostly attend out-of-hospital births) and prohibits any medical professional from attending a home birth. Alabama prosecutes practicing midwifery without a license and homebirth midwifery. Learn more about midwifery in Alabama from the groups below. 

Alabama Birth Coalition

Alabama Midwives Alliance

Safer Birth In Bama

I Can of Huntsville

RCM Article: Pregnancy Is Not An Illness

RCM Article: Why I Hired a Doula

CHILDBIRTH & PARENTING CLASSES


HUNTSVILLE

Acorn Treasures
2109C Bob Wallace Avenue | 256-886-8381
– Babywearing
– Savvy Birth by Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Hannah Ellis, HCHD
– Parenting
– Siblings & Dad classes
– Pregnancy Survival Skills
– Preparing your Home for Baby
– Newborn Care

A Nurturing Moment
7540 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville | 256-489-2590
– Christian Childbirth Class
– Hypno Birthing
– Natural Childbirth Class

Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children
245 Governors Dr. SE, Huntsville | (256) 265-1000
– Cesarean Birth
– Childbirth & Childbirth Refresher
– Grandparenting
– Marvelous Multiples
– Maternity Tours
– Parenting
– Sibling Class

Crestwood Medical Center
One Hospital Drive, Huntsville | (256) 429-4000
– Prepared Childbirth Class
– Sibling Class
– Daddy’s Baby Boot Camp
– Grandparenting
– Newborn Care
– Mom’s Support Group
– Free Prenatal Classes offered at Babies “R” Us at Bridge Street Town Centre

MADISON

Madison Hospital Maternity
8375 Hwy 72 W, Madison | (256) 265-2012
– Childbirth
– Maternity tours
– Parenting

ATHENS & DECATUR

Athens-Limestone Hospital
700 West Market Street, Athens | (256) 233-9292
– Childbirth
– Maternity tours

Decatur Morgan Hospital
1201 7th Street SE, Decatur | (256) 341-2000
– Maternity tours

MATERNITY WEAR


HUNTSVILLE

A Nurturing Moment
7540 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville | (256) 489-2590

Burlington Coat Factory
6125 University Drive NW, Huntsville | (256) 971-0970

H&M Maternity
Bridge Street Town Center, 340 The Bridge Street #101, Huntsville | (256) 327-8400

Kohl’s Maternity
2775 Carl T Jones Drive, Huntsville | (256) 883-8809

MotherhoodMaternity
Parkway Place Mall, 2801 Memorial Parkway Southwest, Huntsville | (256) 539-2555

Old Navy Maternity
301 The Bridge St, #111, Bridge Street Town Center, Huntsville | (256) 327-8605

Target Maternity
Westside Centre, 6275 University Drive NW, Huntsville | (256) 922-0189

Target Maternity
Valley Bend, 2750 Carl T Jones Drive Southeast #7, Huntsville | (256) 650-3491

MADISON

Kohl’s Maternity
7630 Highway 72 W, Madison | (256) 722-0728

Posh Mommy & Baby Too!
7755 Hwy 72, Madison | (256) 722-3181

Target Maternity
8207 Highway 72 West, Madison | (256) 690-5890

ATHENS & DECATUR

Belles & Beaus Consignment
210 South Jefferson Street, Athens | (256) 867-1991

Kohl’s Maternity
2407 6th Avenue Southeast, Decatur | (256) 355-7401

Old Navy Maternity
1241 Point Mallard Parkway, Decatur | (256) 353-7300

Sprouts Children’s & Maternity Consignment
904 6th Avenue Southeast, Decatur | (256) 353-0305

BREASTFEEDING


HUNTSVILLE

Acorn Treasures
2109C Bob Wallace Avenue | 256-886-8381
– Breastfeeding classes
– Instructions for Breastfeeding while wearing your baby

A Nurturing Moment
7540 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville | (256) 489-2590
– Nursing mother support groups
– Breast pump consultation, rental, & retail
– Breastfeeding massage
– Bra fitting by certified professionals
– In-home and in-office lactation consultation services
– Workplace lactation implementation services

Babies R Us
Bridge Street Town Center, 6884 Governors West, Huntsville | (256) 971-1216
– Breast pump retail
– Breastfeeding supplies

Chatty Claire
Huntsville, AL | (256) 682-9356
– Breastfeeding Classes (at Acorn Treasures)
– In-home breastfeeding consultations

Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children
245 Governors Dr. SE, Huntsville | (256) 265-1000
– Breastfeeding Classes
– Nursing mother support groups
– Pump rentals
– Free phone consultations
– Lactation consulting

Crestwood Medical Center
One Hospital Drive, Huntsville | (256) 429-4000
– Breastfeeding Classes
– Lactation consulting

La Leche League of Huntsville & Madison County | LLL Huntsville on Facebook

Target Maternity
Westside Centre, 6275 University Drive NW, Huntsville | (256) 922-0189
– Breast pump retail

Target Maternity
Valley Bend, 2750 Carl T Jones Drive Southeast #7, Huntsville | (256) 650-3491
– Breast pump retail

MADISON

Madison Hospital Maternity
8375 Hwy 72 W, Madison | (256) 265-2012
– Breastfeeding Classes
– Lactation consulting

Posh Mommy & Baby Too!
7755 Hwy 72, Madison | (256) 722-3181
– Breast pump retail

Target Maternity
8207 Highway 72 West, Madison | (256) 690-5890
– Breast pump retail

ATHENS & DECATUR

Athens-Limestone Hospital
700 West Market Street, Athens | (256) 233-9292
– Breastfeeding Classes
– Lactation consulting

La Leche League of Morgan County | LLL of Morgan Co. on Facebook

NURSERY & BABY STORES


HUNTSVILLE

Acorn Treasures
2109C Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville | (256) 886-8381

All About Baby
801 Governor’s Drive SW, Huntsville | (256) 536-7917

A Nurturing Moment
7540 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville | (256) 489-2590

Babies R Us
Bridge Street Town Center, 6884 Governors West, Huntsville | (256) 971-1216

Target
Westside Centre, 6275 University Drive NW, Huntsville | (256) 922-0189

Target
Valley Bend, 2750 Carl T Jones Drive Southeast #7, Huntsville | (256) 650-3491

MADISON

Posh Mommy & Baby Too!
7755 Hwy 72, Madison | (256) 722-3181

Target Maternity
8207 Highway 72 West, Madison | (256) 690-5890

DECATUR

Cloud 9 Baby & Children’s Boutique
712 Bank Street, Decatur | (256) 686-2099

CLOTH DIAPERING


CLOTH DIAPER RETAIL

Acorn Treasures
2109C Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville | (256) 886-8381

A Nurturing Moment
7540 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville | (256) 489-2590

Babies R Us
Bridge Street Town Center, 6884 Governors West, Huntsville | (256) 971-1216

Posh Mommy & Baby Too!
7755 Hwy 72, Madison | (256) 722-3181

Target
Westside Centre, 6275 University Drive NW, Huntsville | (256) 922-0189

Target
Valley Bend, 2750 Carl T Jones Drive Southeast #7, Huntsville | (256) 650-3491

CLOTH DIAPER SUPPORT & SERVICES

Suds Diaper Service | (256) 602-1812

A Nurturing Moment Cloth Diaper Swap

Cloth Diapering in Huntsville Facebook Group

North AL Cloth Diapering Bank

al.com Article: Local Cloth Diaper Donation Programs

RCM Post: How I Became a Cloth Diaper Convert 

DAYCARES THAT WORK WITH CLOTH DIAPERS
This list is current at the time of publication and is subject to change.

Faith Presbyterian Preschool (Huntsville)

Montessori of Huntsville (Chaney Rd, Huntsville)

Cove Preschool (Hampton Cove)

Marshall child development center (NASA/Redstone Arsenal)

Mayfair Child Development Center – case-by-case by teacher (Jones Valley)

Charlize Childcare Center (Andrew Jackson/5 Points)

2 Kool 4 Skool Daycare in Elkmont

Ms Angela’s – Weatherly/S Parkway in Huntsville

Epworth MDO

Miss Marcia’s Childcare, Huntsville

KidTown on Hughes Road in Madison

First Friends at First Presbyterian Downtown Huntsville

Little Valley Academy in Huntsville

PREGNANCY FITNESS & HEALTH


Yoga Center of Huntsville
500 East Pratt Ave., Suite A, Huntsville | (256) 533-7975
– Prenatal Yoga

North Alabama Yoga Company
105 H Church Street, Madison | (256) 975-6820
– Prenatal Yoga

University Fitness Center
University Fitness Center, 500 John Wright Drive, Huntsville | (256) 824-5500
– Hydrofit Water Aerobics

The Healing Arts Center
2115 Cecil Ashburn Drive SE, Huntsville | (256) 534-2954
– Prenatal Massage

Mountain Massage, LLC
713 St. Clair Avenue, Huntsville, Al 35801
– Prenatal Massage

Terrame’ Day Spa
525 Fountain Row, Huntsville | (256) 319-3003
– Prenatal Massage

BABYWEARING


Acorn Treasures
2109C Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville | (256) 886-8381

A Nurturing Moment
7540 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville | (256) 489-2590

Posh Mommy & Baby Too!
7755 Hwy 72, Madison | (256) 722-3181

Rocket City Sling Swap Group on Facebook

Attachment Parenting Huntsville on Facebook 

RCM Article: Babywearing 101

CORD BLOOD BANKING & ULTRASOUNDS


Southern Cord, cord blood banking
601 Genome Way Northwest #1200, Huntsville | (256) 564-7088

4-D Mommies
100 Jefferson Street South, Huntsville | (205) 326-2229

Center of Imaging Excellence
2003-A Whitesburg Drive South, Huntsville | (256) 536-3550

Peek-A-Boo 4-D Boutique
117 Longwood Dr SE, Huntsville | (256) 489-3088

RCM Article: Why You Should Bank Your Cord Blood 

We hope these resources will help make pregnancy and childbirth in Huntsville a little bit easier.
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