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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 have received the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation, 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.

Birthing Ball

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.

Small Miracles

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.

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