Women's & Children's Hospital offers a wide-variety of services to help make your stay a little more comfortable.


The Cafeteria is located on the first floor of the hospital.

  • 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Breakfast – seven days a week
  • 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch – Monday through Saturday


During your stay, a member of the Housekeeping team will ensure that you have a clean environment to rest and recover. The daily, thorough service includes providing fresh linens, disinfecting, dusting, and dust mopping.

If at any point during your stay you are in need of additional housekeeping services, just call ext. *1-9239.

Cord Blood Banking

Saving, or “banking,” your newborn’s cord blood stem cells is a one-time opportunity to protect the health of your family. Stem cells from cord blood have been used to treat certain types of leukemia, lymphoma, aplastic anemia, severe sickle cell, and other diseases. Ask your Nurse for more information.

Birth Certificate

Someone from the Health Information Department at Women's & Children's Hospital will contact you for information regarding your baby to complete your baby’s Birth Certificate.

Some of the items you will need to include are the baby’s full name and date of birth and both parents’ place of birth, Social Security Number, and highest level of education completed.

Once the information you provide is entered into the system, the same representative will review the document with you and have you sign the Birth Certificate. It will then go through several more steps before you receive a certified copy. Inquire with your Health Information Department representative for more information of if you have any questions.

As a special keepsake of this precious event, Women's & Children's Hospital will provide you with a copy of your baby’s footprints – our gift to you and a little token of thanks for choosing to share this wonderful experience with us.

Wireless Internet

Stay connected with free wireless internet service during your stay.

Tobacco-Free Campus

Women's & Children's Hospital is a tobacco-free campus. Use of any tobacco products is not allowed in all surrounding medical office buildings and parking lots.


The Chapel is located on the second floor near the Nursery and open 24 hours a day.

Gift Shop

Women’s Hospital Flowers & Gifts has a large selection of unique gifts and baby items including big brother/sister gifts, and It’s a Boy! and It’s a Girl! candies, toys, balloons, and toiletries.

Fans of UL Lafayette, LSU, and the Saints can find gifts that support their teams. A licensed florist is also available.

The gift shop is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Call ext. *5-5388 for more information.