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Maternal-Child Services

To make expectant mothers as comfortable as possible, the birthing suites at Beauregard Health System allow you more privacy and comfort in a beautiful setting, similar to a spacious hotel room. Each room is soundproof, has a private bathroom and can accommodate you throughout your labor and delivery experience. Because each suite is equipped with all the necessary components for labor and delivery, expectant mothers are able to remain in the same room throughout the process.

  • A nurse will monitor your labor and keep your physician informed of your progress.
  • If an emergency arises, the on-call obstetrician will be notified immediately. Your physician group has someone on call 24 hours a day.
  • You will remain in your labor/delivery/recovery room during labor and delivery and through the initial four-hour recovery period. You will then be transported to your postpartum room on the second floor.
  • If you wish, your family may remain with you during labor. Two support persons are allowed to stay during the birthing process. Discuss your wishes with your nurse. There may be times when your family or support person will have to wait in the area outside of the Labor Delivery Unit. This will be at the discretion of the physician, nurse and/or the anesthesia team. If this happens, every effort will be made to keep your support person informed of your status. We also ask that you do not crowd the hallway of the unit. This is to protect the privacy of the other patients.

Your Big Day is Almost Here!

As you prepare for your baby’s birth, you probably have lots of questions about your hospital stay. You can now access information that will answer those questions and help you become more familiar with the Maternal Child Services provided by Beauregard Health System, wherever you are! Click on the button below to view the downloadable PDF.

Nursery

In addition to the Labor and Delivery Department, the Newborn Nursery offers several services, including a Level 1 nursery, a Level 2 nursery for babies with special needs, a laboratory, phototherapy, IV fluids, antibiotic therapy and glucose monitoring.

Hospital Tours and Classes

Beauregard Health System offers hospital tours to help parents learn more about where they will deliver.

Mothers can also learn the techniques of breastfeeding, formula feeding and care of newborns from our specially trained lactation counselor. See the breastfeeding and parenting class schedule in our events calendar. For more information about tours or to register for classes, call 337.462.7133. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Preregistration

We highly encourage you to preregister for your hospital stay as soon as possible. By completing the required paperwork ahead of time, you will have one less thing to worry about when your big day arrives.

Preregistration is available Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the registration desk near Same Day Surgery.