As a mom of two, I would have loved to known about different birthing experiences that were available. My kiddos are grown but I love to pass on information that I think expecting moms would love to know about. The birthing centers listed are just a few from the NOLA area.
Sometimes expectant moms want a different type of experience for their delivery. A birth center is a home-like facility for giving birth. Birth centers provide family-centered care to expectant mothers, meaning that the family and midwives collaborate to decide on the best way to care for mom and baby. Having a baby is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. I did some research and found birthing centers around the New Orleans area and what they offer for patients. I am not in the medical field and I am giving some locations that I have found that may be helpful to mommas that are looking for birthing options. I’ll add to this list as I find more birthing locations in the New Orleans area.
Ochsner Baptist is the only hospital-based birthing center in the region. They offer certified nurse midwives, who provide expectant mommas a natural, holistic experience in a homelike environment. They offer patient options such as birthing tubs and birthing stools. There are two birthing rooms, each set up like home with a comfortable double bed, a family room and shared kitchen for guests to relax and visit during labor and delivery. This is an accredited center by The Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers.
Midwifery and alternative birthing options are available at Ochsner Baptist and Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge, but your delivery can be personalized at any of the Ochsner locations. Some of Ochsner locations offer choices like water birth, wireless monitoring so you can walk during labor, lactation assistance from award-winning consultants and Certified Nurse Midwives.
Touro Birthing Centers provides service to all location around New Orleans including Uptown, on the Westbank, in New Orleans East, in Metairie, or any place in between.
They offer classes such as:
You can find a complete class list here: https://www.lcmchealth.org/documents/content/TOURO_FBC_Childbirth_Education_Calendar.pdf
All birthing options are supported here such as: a certified nurse midwife, a supporting doula, or hydrotherapy in labor.
For the expectant mom they offer a luxurious experience by offering amenities packages and spa services. Here’s a link to the different amenities they offer: https://www.lcmchealth.org/touro/our-services/family-birthing-center/amenities-for-mom/
Contact information for Touro Birthing Center can be found here: https://www.lcmchealth.org/touro/our-services/family-birthing-center/contact-us/
The birth center offers two birth suites with a calm and warm environment. It includes spacious tubs, comfy beds, and seating area for family members. The center offers a full kitchen as well as a family waiting room.
Education classes including group prenatal classes, postpartum support groups, lactation support and prenatal yoga are offered to learn about the whole pregnancy and birthing experience.
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