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What to Expect When You Have a Baby at One of Our Hospitals

Our philosophy of care is family-centric, which means keeping you close to your newborn and allowing easy access for your partner, spouse or support person. We also recognize that each family is unique and not every amenity is important or needed. You tell us. We’re here to help make your stay as comfortable, thoughtful and worry-free as possible.

Your Labor and Delivery Experience

Let your care team know which amenities and services you want. That way, we will know ahead of time what will help make your stay with us complete.

Maternity Amenities for Mom and Baby

  • Skin-to-skin bonding, or Kangaroo Care
  • Rooming-in
  • HALO bassinets swivel sleepers (for moms having a C-section at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital)
  • Designated quiet time 2-4 p.m. daily
  • Pacifiers and/or formula welcomed (if requested)
  • Breastfeeding support is provided by certified lactation consultants seven days a week
  • Professional newborn photography at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital
  • Cord blood banking (by request at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital)
  • Birth certificates
  • Commemorative baby footprints
  • Comprehensive infant security program (Safe Place infant security system at St. Francis Medical Center)

Amenities for Spouse, Partner or Support Person

  • Open visiting hours (24/7, in most cases)
  • Rooming-in (1 adult)
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Guest meals available for purchase
  • Celebration meal for two at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Maternity Tours

Come see why Our Lady of Lourdes Women's & Children's Hospital remains the premier location to welcome your bundle of joy. We look forward to seeing you, soon. Call (337) 470-BABY(2229) option 3 to schedule a personalized tour with your Pregnancy Navigator. You can also email for assistance with your visit.

St. Francis Medical Center is the premier birthing facility in the Northeast Louisiana region, receiving the Birth Ready designation from Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative, recognizing St. Francis’ consistent, thoughtful healthcare and quality improvement work. Come see why you’ll want to choose St. Francis as the location to welcome your bundle of joy. Sign up here for one of our upcoming OB/Labor & Delivery tours or call (318) 966-4187 to schedule your own personalized tour.

As one of Louisiana’s Birth Ready+ designated birthing facilities, Our Lady of the Angels Hospital has the proven expertise to care for situations that may arise before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth. Pediatricians, obstetricians and lactation specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure immediate care for both mom and baby.

From the anticipation and excitement of childbirth to the health concerns faced in adulthood, women choose St. Dominic Hospital for our compassionate and personalized approach to advanced medical care. Our Maternal & Newborn Care Center goes beyond treatment to offer classes and programs to assist with the transition of bringing a baby home.

Designated as a Baby-Friendly® Hospital, St. Dominic’s is a global leader in providing maternity care practices to support optimal infant feeding. We give mothers the information, confidence, and skills necessary to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

You can also explore virtual tours of our facilities below.

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

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In Greater Jackson

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

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In Northeast Louisiana

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

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On the Northshore

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

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Virtual Maternity Tours

Take these virtual tours to learn more about your labor and delivery experience and what you can expect during your stay at one of our hospitals. Our team of doctors, nurses, lactation and maternity specialists are ready to take the journey of childbirth with you.

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