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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Launches Season 4 of ParentingU Podcast

December 07, 2023

Empowering Parents for the Tween/Teen Journey

Baton Rouge, LA – Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) proudly announces the Season 4 launch of the ParentingU podcast, which provides parents with valuable insights and resources for navigating the journey of parenthood.

Season 4 focuses on topics related to tweens and teens. With more than 10,000 downloads and 3,000 video views of its first seasons, the podcast has established its relevance and impact, solidifying its position as a go-to resource for parents in this critical phase of parenting.

“Podcasts have the remarkable ability to bridge gaps and create communities. ParentingU embodies this spirit by fostering a supportive network for parents,” said host Stephanie Roussell, senior director of brand at FMOLHS. “In Season 4, we’re excited to further enrich this platform, offering guidance, understanding, and a sense of unity among our listeners as they navigate this transformative journey of parenthood.”

This season’s episodes, to be released through February, cover crucial topics such as sleep patterns, responsible driving, caffeine use, hormones and healthy eating, sports injuries, adolescent medicine, puberty including first periods, and vaccinations.

In the season's first episode, Natalie Derouen, MD, a pediatrician with Our Lady of Lourdes Children’s Health, chats with Stephanie about tween and teen sleep offering valuable guidance for parents and teens to develop healthier sleep habits. “As a provider, I’m thrilled to contribute expertise to this podcast, addressing vital topics that impact the health and well-being of adolescents,” Dr. Derouen says.

New episodes of ParentingU are released every other week. For more information and to subscribe to the ParentingU podcast, visit Featured guests are available to discuss any topics covered in ParentingU season 4.

About the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is one of the largest healthcare systems based in Louisiana and is the leading healthcare provider for more than half the state’s population. The health system is a non-profit, Catholic organization sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the ministry serves patients in Louisiana and Mississippi through a network of hospitals, clinics, physicians and integrated health systems. The health system’s unified physician organization is comprised of more than 1,100 adult and pediatric primary care physicians and specialists. The system’s nine main campus hospitals include St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge and Gonzales, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Heart Hospital, and Women's & Children's Hospital in Lafayette, Our Lady of the Angels in Bogalusa, and St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. For more information, visit

Media Contact

Alexandra Stubbs
Director of Public Relations
Franciscan Missionaries of
Our Lady Health System



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