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Our Lady of Lourdes Health Launches, an Online Community for Expecting Parents 

March 15, 2023

Lafayette, LA —Our Lady of Lourdes Health is excited to announce the launch of, featuring birth journeys from local mothers who delivered their babies at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Through All Maternity celebrates moms and babies whose story began at a hospital within the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. At launch, 13 unique birth stories are currently featured.  

From getting healthy for pregnancy to seeing those two lines on a positive test. From the first ultrasound to a baby’s first cry. Through All Maternity uses real photos, videos and candid descriptions of the good, the bad, the beautiful and everything in between about pregnancy. The site also features resources to help expecting moms during their pregnancies and beyond into parenthood.  

“We are grateful for the families who have shared their stories with us and for the OB-GYNs, labor and delivery nurses, and other team members who provide such exceptional care,” said Women’s Service Line Senior Director Alesha Alford, DNP, RNC-OB. “Expecting moms can feel confident that Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital will be with you every step of your pregnancy, delivery and postpartum care.”  

The Ultimate Pregnancy Guide, a free download available on the site, helps families prepare for the big day — the birth of their baby! By downloading the guide, moms-to-be learn what to expect at each prenatal appointment, find advice about nutrition during pregnancy, a complete hospital packing list, tips to select a pediatrician and much more.  

“I cannot imagine having gone anywhere other than Women’s & Children’s due to the staff, the support, the knowledge, and the resources,” said Morgan Albert, one of the moms whose birth journey is featured on the site.

Through All Maternity also features a carefully curated playlist of songs for the special season of life that is pregnancy and life with a newborn, with song selections meaningful to moms who shared their stories on the site. It’s the perfect blend of songs for preparing for birth, rocking a new baby or looking back fondly on those days.  

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About Our Lady of Lourdes Health

Founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady in 1949, Our Lady of Lourdes Health is a not–for–profit Catholic healthcare ministry based in Lafayette, Louisiana. With a regional acute care medical center that employs more than 2,800 people, Our Lady of Lourdes Health offers a physician staff of over 850 doctors in a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Lourdes’ services include Centers of Excellence in the areas of Orthopedics, Stroke and a Robotic Surgery Program. Lourdes is home to the only burn unit in Southwest Louisiana and a Commission on Cancer-accredited oncology program. Our Lady of Lourdes operates Our Lady of Lourdes Heart Hospital, a premier 32-bed cardiac facility, and Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital, offering the area’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Level III Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. With additional services including multiple clinics, four imaging locations and a primary care physician network, Lourdes provides easy access to comprehensive care throughout the community. Our Lady of Lourdes is part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and is driven by its mission to serve all God’s people, especially those most in need. Discover more at

Media Contact

Jenny Baudoin
Director, Marketing & Communications
Our Lady of Lourdes Health



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