Day of Delivery

Experience the Woman’s difference as you bring your baby into the world.

Through the years, Woman’s Hospital has delivered more than 300,000 babies, but we still treat every birth as the unique and special event that it is.

Woman’s offers a level of experience that will set your mind at ease during pregnancy and labor and delivery. You can concentrate on enjoying the magic of your baby’s arrival, knowing we are here to keep you and your baby safe and healthy. No matter what your childbirth plan, we support your decision with labor options to meet your individual needs.

Natural Childbirth

Childbirth, by design, is a natural process. If you choose a non-medicated birth experience, Woman’s is here to support you every step of the way.

Our nurses are trained to respond to your special needs during a natural birth and our birthing suites are designed to help you remain as comfortable as possible throughout your experience.

Explore natural childbirth at Woman’s or contact our Natural Birth Liaison at 225-924-8530.

Scheduled Delivery

It’s important to wait until at least 39 weeks of pregnancy to deliver, if the mother or baby’s health is not in danger.

Woman's does not allow elective inductions before 39 weeks; however, sometimes a scheduled delivery is needed for medical reasons. If your physician recommends inducing labor, take the time to learn what this really means to your baby and your body.

Cesarean Delivery

In some cases a cesarean delivery is needed for the safety of the mother and child. During a cesarean, surgical incisions are made in your abdomen and uterus in order to deliver your baby. Some cesarean deliveries are planned and some happen when labor does not progress normally and a vaginal birth is not possible. Talk to your doctor about whether or not you may need to plan for a cesarean.

Multiple Deliveries

If you are expecting more than one baby, you can feel confident knowing the best specialists in the region are right here at Woman’s. As a Level III Regional Referral Facility for obstetrical and neonatal care, we have the technology and expertise to deliver your babies safely and to handle any unexpected complications.

Adoptive Birth

Bonding RoomAt Woman's, we have special rooms just for adoptive parents to bond with their new babies. 

Our Team

Ask anyone who’s had a baby at Woman’s and they'll tell you our nurses are simply outstanding! Each receives the most advanced training and gives the most genuine, caring attention. It’s so extraordinary, it’s come to be known as “the Woman’s Touch.”

From the time you register for hospital admission to the moment you take your new baby home, you’re surrounded by a dedicated team of caregivers. We’re happy to be part of the Woman’s family and glad you’re here.

Family Care

From the moment you first lay eyes on your newborn, we know you’ll fall in love. Our family-centered maternity care allows your baby to room in with you throughout your stay at Woman’s. Our patient rooms offer a comfortable, home-like setting along with the assurance of having the most advanced technology available. Our helpful hints for visitors encourage your friends and loved ones to be thoughtful of your new family when making plans to meet your newest member.

Be Prepared

The more you know, the easier your pregnancy, labor and delivery will be. Take advantage of our extensive childbirth and parent education offerings so you’ll know what to expect.