Skip to main content

Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center has a dedicated, experienced nursing staff, physicians and childbirth educators that many mothers have come to love and trust — so much so that surveys have consistently ranked us in the 99th percentile for patients' likelihood of recommending our facility to other mothers-to-be. We have delivered babies for generations of families, including vaginal births, cesarean sections, multiple births and premature deliveries — and we are still the only Lafayette hospital to provide intensive care services to mother and baby under one roof, with an adult ICU and a Level III NICU.

Never Miss a Moment: Neonatal Care and Pediatrics 

Our philosophy is different – we see childbirth as wellness, not illness. Our staff recognizes that every woman is different, and each childbirth experience will be distinctive and personalized. We also believe in keeping your family together, so no special moment is lost.

If you are interested in the Mother/Baby model of care, where your baby is not just another face in the crowd and you have choices in all aspects of pregnancy and labor & delivery, then you’ll feel right at home.

In fact, Maternal-Newborn & Pediatric Services is constructed to feel more like home. From the expanded family waiting area with adjoining break room to more comfortable sleeping couches, our Mother/Baby suites and Labor & Delivery rooms are designed with patients and their families in mind. Our rooms are large, elegant and comfortable, with special amenities like a mini-fridge. Learn more about our family-centered care

A Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care

Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center is a certified Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield, which means it demonstrates expertise and a commitment to quality care for vaginal and cesarean section deliveries. These Centers demonstrate better overall patient satisfaction and a lower percentage of early elective deliveries.

Connect with Ochsner Lafayette General 

At Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center, you’ll never miss one miraculous moment of your journey. We encourage you to take a tour, either after a childbirth education class or by appointment. Call 337-289-7210 to prepare yourself and your family for that special day. 

You can also email with any questions regarding your upcoming delivery or to schedule a phone call to receive personalized prenatal education from a labor & delivery nurse, postpartum nurse or lactation consultant. 

Digital Resources

Personalized Birth Plan Childbirth Classes 

Birthplace Brochure Child Safety Seating Fitting 

Prime Dining Menu