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Labor & Delivery

Exceptional Care for Mom & Baby

Welcoming a new baby to the world is one of life's most precious moments. At North Oaks, we are committed to providing the very best care for you and your baby during this special time.

You can trust the care you receive from our experienced, highly-trained maternity care team. We have been recognized for delivering exceptional care by the March of Dimes, Institutes for Health Care Improvement and have been designated a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care. Our commitment to fully supporting mothers who choose to breastfeed has earned us The GIFT since 2016.


All expectant moms will labor in private Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) Suites that are designed with your comfort, safety and privacy in mind. You'll remain here during your entire labor, delivery and for 1-2 hours after birth. Your postpartum recovery will continue in a private OB room where rest, recovery and bonding can continue.

Comfort During Labor

For women who want less medical intervention, we offer birthing balls, peanut balls, labor tub, wireless monitoring, support from a midwife and spinning baby technique to make you as comfortable as possible and to support vaginal birth.

Discuss your birth plan with your provider before your due date. The We're Prepared worksheet can guide you planning.

How We Promote Bonding
  • Skin-to-Skin: hold your baby close right after birth
  • Magical First Hour: uninterrupted time to hold your baby skin-to-skin
  • Delayed Procedures: certain tests, weighing the baby and first bath are postponed until several hours after birth.
  • Rooming In: baby will stay with you 23/24 hours during of your stay. Procedures such as baths, weights, lab draws, hearing screens and assessments will be performed bedside. The nursery is only available if observation or special care is needed. However, a nurse is only a call button away if you need help.
  • Breastfeeding Support
Top-Rated NICU

If a baby is born prematurely or with a health condition, they may require admission to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our top-ranked NICU and experience neonatology team provide around-the-clock monitoring and the specialized care needed for our smallest patients.

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