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Women and Children’s Services is a collection of departments at St. Tammany Health System that strives to meet the needs of women and children among several departments.
New Family Center tours for expecting parents are held the first and third Saturdays each month. Tours start at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the New Family Center lobby. You can also go on an online tour in the embedded video below.
NEW FAMILY CENTER
It’s only natural for new parents to be excited, and perhaps a little anxious, about their new arrivals. But at St. Tammany Health System’s New Family Center – which has received the coveted “Baby Friendly” designation, among numerous other honors -- our team of caregivers are well-trained and well-practiced in making sure all of our new parents and new babies feel as comfortable, coddled and cared for as possible on their family’s big day.
The New Family Center includes 19 private rooms for mothers who are in labor as well as preterm mothers. The spacious rooms allow mothers to deliver their babies and spend their recovery time all in the same room. Our New Family Center has a triage area where specialized nurses, under the direction of your obstetrician, assess your labor progress and determine if you will be admitted or return home until you are ready to deliver.
Our Newborn Nursery is staffed with highly specialized nurses and doctors to put your mind at ease as they attend to the needs of your new baby.
We offer the latest technology for diagnosis, fetal heart rate monitoring and documentation, maternal surveillance, and safely delivering and caring for St. Tammany’s newest residents. Our technology allows the attending Ob-Gyn to have off-site access to review the progress of labor.
The center’s top priority is providing quality care that combines technical excellence and knowledge of childbearing, while giving special attention to fulfilling parents’ preferences for their child’s birth experience.
The St. Tammany Health System New Family Center consists of Labor & Delivery, the Treatment Room (triage area), Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic, Postpartum and Newborn Nursery.
Congratulations on choosing St. Tammany Health System for your birthing experience – and welcome to the family.
Women and Children's Services at St. Tammany Parish offers myriad classes and programs to all prenatal moms and dads at various costs and are located in the STHS Conference Center on the first floor of the hospital. Click here to view our calendar and class times.
To register or for more information, please call (985) 898-4083 or email IFos@stph.org.
Children are special, with their own set of emotional and healthcare needs, and that’s why St. Tammany Health System continues to evolve to provide an entire unit dedicated to caring for infants, children and young adults up to 18 years of age.
We understand a hospital stay can be scary for children, so we have created a pediatric unit that is cheerful and kid-friendly while providing a comforting, healing atmosphere for the whole family. Even our meal service is kid-friendly. You will find brightly colored artwork, family-friendly décor and a staff that is specially trained to care for children.
Human breast milk is the best source of nutrition for your baby because it is made specifically for your baby and contains all of the right amounts of carbohydrates, protein, fats, digestive enzymes, minerals, vitamins and hormones your baby needs. It also contains antibodies from you that can help your baby resist infections.
St Tammany Health System encourages, promotes and protects breastfeeding, and as a GIFT certified facility we are here to offer you the help and support you need to have the best possible breastfeeding experience. We offer four lactation consultants who are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, which is valued worldwide as the most trusted source for certifying practitioners in breastfeeding care.
For more information on our breastfeeding services, click here.