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Women and Newborn Care

Women and Newborn Care

One-of-a-kind care for you and your newborn

You’ve got this, mama. We know that having a baby can be overwhelming. That’s why our Women and Newborn team goes above and beyond to make sure that you are ready to welcome and take care of your little bundle of joy.

East Jefferson General Hospital provides mothers and their babies with support by skilled, certified nurses for practices such as early skin to skin contact, rooming-in, cue-based feedings, breastfeeding, and more. Our hospital is nationally recognized by Baby Friendly USA for promoting evidence-based maternity care practices facilitating maternal-infant bonding and breastfeeding. Our team boasts eleven internationally board certified lactation consultants; they are ready to provide you and your little one with the support that you need.

East Jefferson General Hospital offers a full-scale, individualized, and positive approach to birth preparation, labor, delivery and postpartum care. Our partners at Children’s Hospital New Orleans are then available to offer pediatric care for your new baby – helping your child grow through every exciting milestone.

Learn more about our Childbirth and Education classes here or call 504.503.5992.

24/7 Emergency Obstetrician Program

East Jefferson General Hospital's Emergency Obstetrician program ensures 24-hour staffing of hospitalist physicians trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology. This program integrates clinical and hospital OB/GYN practices to provide a collaborative care model that focuses on a safe and healthy delivery for both mom and baby.

Facility Credentials

  • Baby Friendly USA Designated Facility
  • BCBS Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care
  • GIFT Certified and Awarded
  • ANCC Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence
  • IBCLC Care Award Recipient

Staff Credentials

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • Certified Lactation Counselors
  • Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator
  • Limited 3rd Trimester Obstetric Ultrasound Certification
  • NCC Maternal Newborn Nursing Certification
  • NCC Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Certification
  • NCC High Risk Neonatal Nursing Certification
  • NCC In-Patient Obstetrics Certification
  • NCC Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification
Women and Newborn Patient Quotes

Name: Regina and Kenny Heine

Treatment: Parents of Katharine, Anne Grace, & Juliette

Quote: "I had the privilege of delivering all three of my baby girls at EJGH and the care was exemplary each and every time. I have made friends and in some cases second family members with the staff at EJ. They were so gentle with us when Anne Grace died. It became clear that their work isn't just a job but a calling."

Name: Jared & Emmie Golemi

Treatment: EJGH Parents

Quote: "This was our first child and we couldn't have had a better experience. All three nurses were so helpful and informative. It is clear how much they love their jobs and delivering babies! EJ is lucky to have these great nurses working in Labor & Delivery."

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