Your Hospital Stay After Delivery

Now that you’ve held them in your arms, you’ll never want to let them go.

We know that once you’ve met your new baby, they becomes your entire world. As part of our family-centered approach, we offer couplet care for you and your newborn. A dedicated nurse will care for you and your baby in the same room, so you have more time to bond.

Your baby will be at hand while you learn to care for them, with their own bassinet right next to your bed. Your Mother/Baby nurse will help answer any questions while you're getting to know your newborn.

Your baby's pediatrician will examine your baby in your room, offering you another opportunity to learn to care for your baby before you go home.

We encourage new moms to keep their babies in their rooms, but we also have nurseries for babies who need special attention.


    The Transition Nursery is a place for newborns who may need additional monitoring following birth, but whose conditions are not serious enough to require treatment in our Newborn and Infant Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

    In the Newborn and Infant Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nursery, we focus our attention on babies who require specialized care. Conditions may range from low birth weight to critical intensive care and the need for a long-term (up to 12 months) learning environment. Each baby's condition is monitored at all times using the latest and most advanced equipment and technology available.

    The NICU nursery is equipped with single-family rooms. We adopted this layout after gaining insight from our NICU staff, families of patients and hospitals around the world. The private rooms allow medical staff to focus on each infant's specific needs, while giving moms and dads personal space to bond with their baby.

    At Woman’s, we want to make your stay as special as your baby’s birth.

    Enjoy access to all of the following during your stay:

      After the hard work of labor and delivery, you and your partner deserve to celebrate this special occasion. Our elegant dinner for two is served in your room and includes:

      • Tender Beef Filet Mignon or Catfish Louisianne (baked or fried & topped with shrimp sauce)
      • Soup du Jour
      • Garden Salad
      • Twice-baked Potatoes
      • Fresh Rolls
      • Dessert du Jour
      • Iced Tea, Water and Coffee

      The cost is $75.00 plus tax per couple. Please order 24 hours in advance from any cashier in the cafeteria for delivery between 11:30 AM and 7:00 PM. Call 225-231-5351 for more information.

      At Woman’s, all of our rooms were designed to create the ideal environment for you and your baby following birth. Our rooms are slightly angled away from the doorway to help maintain your privacy, and are large enough for family and medical staff to move about freely.

      Woman’s offers on-demand educational programming on the television in your patient room. Choose informative and entertaining programs on topics of interest to new parents from main menu on your TV. Multiple languages are available.

      As in in-patient, you'll select meals from a restaurant-style menu, while your guests are able to order room service with pay upon delivery. Room Service is available for guests between 7:00 AM and 8:30 PM. Cash and most major credit cards are accepted.

      Woman’s offers a range of dining options for your entire family. See the Woman’s Way Café and other dining options for visitors or while you are on campus at any point.

      Your first stop before heading home with your newborn should be Woman’s Mom & Baby Boutique. Our convenient location on the first floor of the Physician Office Building is the perfect place to pick up the products recommended by your healthcare team. We feature breastfeeding supplies, breast pump rentals, developmentally appropriate toys and books and a beautiful selection of infant and preemie clothing. For more information, please call 225-231-5578.


      Woman’s offers pastoral care and a non-denominational chapel for all patients and their families. Our chaplain meets with people of all faiths, and can make regular visits to you and your family as requested. For more information, call the Hospital Operator (Dial “0” within the Hospital; 225-927-1300 outside) or Social Services at 225-924-8456.