Labor & Delivery Care at North Oaks Medical Center
Providing You with a Safe Environment for Your Exciting Day
Congratulations on your arrival! You want the best for your baby and you,
and our hospital wants you to have the best experience possible. We were
recently designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana as one
of the first to receive the national Blue Distinction® Center+ for
Maternity Care, which means we've been recognized for delivering quality
specialty care safely and effectively.
At North Oaks Medical Center, we offer a variety of services to help prepare
you for and complement your birthing experience -- from childbirth preparation
classes to physical therapy during pregnancy and after delivery. Want
to see for yourself? We are happy to give you a tour.
For more information, please call us at (985) 345-2700.
Birthing Suites – One Level of Care
Expectant mothers experience one standardized level of care in a private
Labor, Delivery and Recovery Suite. LDR Suites, as they are more commonly
known, offer you comfort, space and privacy with special features. After
recovery, your care will continue during the postpartum period until discharge
to the OB/GYN Unit, which also features all-private rooms.
One of the many ways the Labor and Delivery staff works to meet your needs
is through use of “birthing balls.” These large, soft therapy
balls may be used to provide you with the freedom to position yourself
for maximum comfort during labor.
What Breastfeeding Moms Need to Know
Many new moms choose to breastfeed because of the numerous health benefits
it provides for their babies. Lactation consultants are specially trained
registered nurses who provide personal breastfeeding guidance and support
in the classroom or through individual consults. Our lactation consultants
are board-certified, the highest level that can be accomplished in the
field. We recently earned Louisiana’s primary breastfeeding designation,
given by The Gift, for improving hospital practices and policies aligned with
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
Although every mother looks forward to the birth of a healthy, thriving
baby, sometimes a baby is born prematurely or with a health condition
that requires admission to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). North
Oaks NICU ranks among the top 25 percent in the U.S., according to the
prestigious Vermont Oxford Study in its review of patient outcomes in
selected areas. Every year, the NICU staff hosts a reunion for former
patients, where each and every miracle is celebrated.