Labor and Delivery
To make expectant mothers as comfortable as possible, the birthing suites at Beauregard Memorial Hospital allow you more privacy and comfort in a beautiful setting, similar to a spacious hotel room. Each room is soundproof, has a private bathroom, and can accommodate you throughout your labor and delivery experience. Because each suite is equipped with all the necessary components for labor and delivery, expectant mothers are able to remain in the same room throughout the process.
- A nurse will monitor your labor and keep your physician informed of your progress.
- If an emergency arises, the on-call obstetrician will be notified immediately. Your physician group has someone on call 24 hours a day.
- You will remain in your labor/delivery/recovery room during the labor and delivery process and through the initial four hour recovery period. You will then be transported to your postpartum room on the second floor.
- If you wish, your family may remain with you during the labor process. Two support persons are allowed to stay during the birthing process. Discuss your wishes with your nurse. There may be times when your family or support person will have to wait in the waiting area outside of the Labor Delivery unit. This will e at the discretion of the physician, nurse and/or Nurse Anethesist. If this happens, every effort will be made to keep your support person informed of your status. We also ask that you do not crowd the hallway of the Labor unit. This is to protect the privacy of the other patients on the unit.
In addition to the Labor and Delivery Department, the Newborn Nursery offers several services including a Level I nursery, a Level II nursery for babies with special needs, laboratory, phototherapy, circumcisions, and glucose monitoring.
Getting Ready for the Big Day
Hospital Tours & Classes
Beauregard Memorial Hospital offers hospital tours to help parents learn more about where they will deliver. Parking is available in the East parking lot near Washington St. Look for the parking spaces marked "Expectant Mother Parking".
Mothers can also learn the techniques of breastfeeding, formula feeding and care of newborns from our specially trained lactation consultant. See breastfeeding and parenting class schedule in our events calendar. For more information about tours or to register for classes, call 337-462-7133. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We highly encourage you to pre-register for your hospital stay as soon as possible. By completing the required paperwork ahead of time, you will have one less thing to worry about when your big day arrives.
Pre-registration is available from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday at the registration desk near Same Day Surgery.