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Women & Infant Care

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. Garden Park Medical Center has been a premier place to begin this amazing journey for more than 40 years. Babies are born under our patient-centered, experienced and compassionate care, and 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. Our nine deluxe Labor Delivery Recovery Postpartum (LDRP) suites are beautifully decorated and equipped with latest technology for a safe, comfortable delivery for you and your newborn. You will remain in your suite during the entire birthing process—throughout labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum. It’s the perfect setting for a family-centered approach to childbirth.

Women choose The Family Birth Center at Garden Park Medical Center because of our exceptional obstetricians whose decades of experience are unsurpassed in the region. We also work closely with the areas only certified nurse midwives.

We feel personalization of your experience is just as important as our clinical excellence. We never compromise one for the other. At Garden Park Medical Center you'll find comfortable rooms, expert childbirth classes, a celebratory gourmet meal and experienced doctors, nurses and staff ready to help your dreams come true.

Unparalleled Quality and Expertise in Care for Mother and Child

Garden Park Medical Center has the proven expertise to care for situations that may arise before, during, and after your pregnancy and childbirth. Pediatricians, Obstetricians, and, through our partnership with Tulane University Medical Center, Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners are on-call or on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure immediate care can take place right here for both Mom and baby. With the addition of our Level II Special Care Perinatal Nursery, we are able to deliver and care for babies born as early as 32 weeks.

For you and your child’s safety, our unit has limited access. An advanced electronic infant security system is activated at all times during your stay for extra peace of mind. As a standard of high quality care, we require our nurses to become certified in Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS). We also support their efforts to obtain continuing education credits by offering programs and sending them to specialized courses.

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Personalize Your Experience and Your Delivery

Choose from the options below to personalize your experience and to explore the many comforts offered to you at Garden Park Medical Center. We'll take care of the details—such as all of the modern amenities. Whenever possible, we respect the parents’ wishes for special requests, such as photographing or videotaping the birth, letting Dad cut the baby’s umbilical cord, or breastfeeding shortly after birth. Siblings are welcome to meet their new brother or sister as soon as mother and baby are stable.

To make you feel more at home, Garden Park Medical Center has also equipped each room with a refrigerator, DVD player and an iPod docking station. You are invited to bring movies from home or your favorite songs on your iPod. We know it’s hard to leave the presence of a bright new addition to the family; therefore sleeper sofas are provided in each LDRP suite, with linens available for an overnight guest.