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Maternity & Obstetrics

Women's Health at Lakeside Hospital

Every pregnancy is unique. Your experience should be too. Design your birthing experience with Lakeside Hospital, which has served New Orleans-area moms and their babies for more than 40 years. From room service dining to spacious labor, delivery and recovery suites, we’re here to help your dreams come true.

Hospital Amenities

You are embarking on one of life’s grand adventures – but you aren’t going alone. The outstanding doctors and nurses of Lakeside Hospital have the expertise to care for and manage any situations that arise before, during and after your pregnancy and childbirth.

Because we specialize in treating women and children, there is no better partner to help bring your new bundle of joy into the world.

Our maternity area is uniquely designed for your comfort, and our caring and competent nursing staff is always available to provide support to our new parents. Should complications arise, you can be assured that you are in one of the premier facilities in Louisiana for critical care of you and your newborn. Lakeside Hospital is an academic medical center and was recently named one of the top teaching hospitals in the country – and the only one in Louisiana.

Quality designations


The Metairie hospital has also received national recognition as a Baby-Friendly designated birth center. We are one of just five hospitals in Louisiana with this specialty designation and one of the first in the New Orleans area. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.

GIFT certified

The nationally-recognized hospital has also been GIFT-certified since 2008. The GIFT is an evidence-based program for Louisiana birthing centers designed to increase breastfeeding rates and hospital success by improving the quality of maternity services and enhancing patient-centered care.

To find out more about our birth care services, or any of our women’s and children’s services, contact us at 504.988.8070.