We want you to feel confident and ready for your big day. We will pair you with a member of our “Dream Team,” your own experienced, attentive and knowledgeable Registered Nurse who will visit with you one-on-one to discuss your specific desires and needs. Your Pregnancy Partner will help you navigate through all the steps in this amazing journey.

Your Pregnancy Partners

Ob maternity navigator Abigail BoudreauxAbigail Boudreaux, RN
Abigail, a Millennial mom, offers experience as a nurse in the Nursery and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to her role as Pregnancy Partner and clinical educator. She assists you and other moms-to-be with getting to know the facility, any questions about your and your baby’s care before, during and after delivery. Also, she helps you develop a personalized plan of care and birth experience.

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Ob maternity navigator Jardin RegisterJardin Register, RN, BSN
Jardin, a Millennial mom of three, helps guide you and other moms-to-be through the pregnancy journey, whether you are a first-time mom or if you have other little ones at home. She works closely with you to develop an individualized plan of care for a personalized birth experience. Jardin is a Lafayette native with a background in newborn nursery care and is the Education Manager for Women's & Children's Hospital.

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Ob maternity navigator Angela RachalAngela Rachal, WHNP-BC
Angela is a High-Risk Maternity Navigator specially trained and extensively experienced in guiding you and other moms-to-be through your individual pregnancy journey while expecting twins, triplets or more and those moms-to-be who may have gestational diabetes or other high-risk pregnancy challenges. She worked as a Labor & Delivery registered nurse for nearly 20 years before earning a master’s degree in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, where she was certified in May 2010 as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

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You and Your Pregnancy Partner at will:

  • Get to know each other and understand the services available.
  • Visit regularly throughout your pregnancy.
  • Take a tour of the facility.
  • Discuss what hospital amenities are important to you.
  • Determine any risk or health factors that may impact your pregnancy.
  • Register for free Prenatal Classes available at Women's & Children's Hospital to help you prepare for your little one’s arrival, parenthood, multiples, siblings and so much more.
  • Review your partner’s role during labor and delivery.
  • Complete your pre-admission paperwork.