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Through All Maternity

Whether you’re thinking about having a baby or are already pregnant, one of the many decisions you will be making is where to deliver. Across our health system, every birth is unique and every life is sacred.

At our birthing hospitals, we want the birth of your baby to be right for you. We want your birth experience to be comfortable and as worry-free as possible, starting with your private mother/baby room and dedicated postpartum nurse who will guide you through the first hours with your little one and beyond.

As you begin to prepare for your new baby, we are here to support you throughout your pregnancy, delivery and even with newborn care. We understand your childbirth experience is a physical, emotional and spiritual process. We invite you to visit with our experienced team of maternal/newborn educators, nurses and support staff. We’ll be happy to talk with you, take you on a tour of our beautiful labor, delivery and postpartum and recovery suites, and show you our newborn nursery and postpartum rooms.

Why Give Birth at Our Hospitals

There are so many more reasons why we are the right health partner for you. Explore our resources to learn about birthing options, maternity support services, prenatal and postnatal classes, and the quality of obstetric and newborn care that’s waiting for you and your growing family at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette, St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, and St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.

Our Birthing Hospitals

You Have Questions - We Have Answers

These frequently asked questions can help you prepare for childbirth in one of our birthing hospitals. If you have more questions, contact your provider.

Labor & Delivery FAQs

Understanding Your Childbirth Delivery Options

Every birth is unique, memorable and personal. Your healthcare team can help guide you and make sure no important detail is left out. While we support natural childbirth, we respect your wishes. Here’s a list of some of the delivery options and other maternity services to consider as you think about what you’d like in a birth experience:

Make sure to have a conversation with your OB-GYN or midwife about your plan to discuss which options are best for you.

Obstetrics & Maternity Teams

Across our health system our maternity & obstetrics teams have proven expertise to care for situations before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. Our professional healthcare teams are on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Through All Maternity

Every birth has a story. We have curated stories of remarkable, brave women who have walked the pregnancy journey and expecting moms still on the path to motherhood.

Digital Pregnancy Resources

Whether you have your wishes for the birth experience determined or need help understanding your delivery options, we’re here for you through all maternity. Your pregnancy journey is unique, and we’re honored to support you along the way. We’ve curated this digital resource guide to help you prepare for the big day — the birth of your baby!

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Pre-Register to Deliver

We encourage all moms-to-be to pre-register during the second trimester of pregnancy. Providing personal data and insurance information is an important step in the exciting journey to prepare for the arrival of your special delivery.

In Acadiana

Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital

In Greater Jackson

To pre-register to deliver at St. Dominic's Hospital, call (601) 200-5995.

In Northeast Louisiana

To pre-register to deliver at St. Francis Medical Center, call (318) 966-3328.

On the Northshore

To pre-register to deliver at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital, call (985) 730-6744.

Care for High-Risk Pregnancies

In Acadiana and Northeast Louisiana we offer care to address the unique challenges of high-risk births. Our maternal-fetal medicine experts will help you weigh risks with utmost compassion and patience.

Enhanced Obstetric Care in Acadiana

At Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital we offer certified nurse midwives specially trained in women’s health to enhance our OB care team.

Expert Care for Women

Women’s healthcare needs are unique at all stages of life, and gynecological care is important even when you’re not expecting. You’ll find a range of services across our health system from experienced providers.