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Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center has the total package, specialized medical experience in a beautiful, home-like setting. Labor & Delivery offers the most progressive maternity care in Acadiana with our Mother/Baby Couplet Model of Care.

Why We Are Unique

We recognize that the family, however you define it, is Mom’s main source of strength and support. With that in mind, all baby care, including baths, physicals and pediatrician checks, is completed in the hospital room. Your doctors, nurses and equipment come to you, at your convenience and not on the hospital’s rigid schedule. Moms — and families — get one-on-one instruction and personal assistance with taking care of baby—from feeding to diapering to care of the umbilical cord. This type of care promotes family bonding and attachment.

Mother/Baby Nursing 

Instead of having two nurses – one for you and one for your infant – mothers and babies will be cared for as a ‘couplet’ by one mother-baby nurse. Families spend more time together because your baby won’t have to leave the room for nursing care, physician exams or shift changes. Your Mother/Baby nurse is expertly cross-trained to understand both parent and newborn needs. This allows for more quality care time with your nurse and fewer interruptions.

Our certified lactation specialists can assist you with any breastfeeding questions or challenges that you may have. They are available to help even after you return home – with just a phone call.