Congratulations, Mom! This is the moment you've dreamed about. Bringing a new life into the world is about the most exciting thing you'll ever do. No matter where you are on this amazing journey—already pregnant, still trying or just beginning to plan your family—you're making one of the most important decisions of your life. It's exciting. It's breathtaking. And, it's a little stressful. Deciding where to have your baby should be one of the easiest milestones along the way.

pregnant womanWe hear you. We're here for you. Women's & Children's Hospital has been Acadiana's premier place to begin this amazing journey for more than 30 years. With more than 90,000 babies born under our patient-centered, experienced and compassionate care, we remain the proven leader in getting you ready, getting you there and getting you home happy, safe and well.

Still, every birth is new and unique. We take the needs of your baby and your expectations seriously. Here, you will have a nurse experienced in caring for Mom during the delivery process and beyond. And, exclusively in Lafayette at Women's & Children's Hospital, your little angel will have a nurse of his or her own, specially trained to care for your baby, ensuring you both receive the highest levels of medical care.

We feel personalization of your experience is just as important as our clinical excellence. And, we never compromise one for the other. At Women's & Children's Hospital, you'll find comfortable rooms, expert childbirth classes, a celebratory gourmet meal and experienced doctors, nurses and staff.

Unparalleled Quality and Expertise in Care for Mother and Child

Plus, Women's & Children's Hospital has the proven expertise to care for situations that may arise before, during, and after your pregnancy and childbirth. Pediatricians, Obstetricians, Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners are on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure immediate care can take place right here for both Mom and baby.

Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists, or Perinatologists, use the latest technology and resources to treat “high risk” conditions to ensure your pregnancy is safe and complications are minimized. Beyond our newborn nursery and full range of routine and high-risk obstetrical care, Women's & Children's Hospital has the only Level III Surgical NICU in Acadiana. We are also home to Acadiana’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the region’s only children-dedicated emergency department, the kids E.R.

Should the need arise, an intensive care nurse will join the postpartum nurse to ensure you and your baby will be in the same hospital until you are ready to go home.

Personalize Your Experience

Choose from the options below to personalize your experience and to explore the many comforts offered to you at Women's & Children's Hospital. We'll take care of the details.

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Why Deliver at Women's & Children's Hospital?

At Women's & Children's Hospital, you'll find comfortable rooms, expert childbirth classes, a celebratory gourmet meal and experienced doctors, and more.

  • Level III Surgical NICU
  • Hospital Amenities
  • Newborn Photography
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Surrogate and Adoption Support