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National Midwifery Week is celebrated in October each year. Ochsner is the only hospital in the Baton Rouge region that employs midwives. Ochsner is unique in the area in that we are the only hospital to provide our moms-to-be with the option of utilizing a nurse midwife and having a water birth. Ochsner’s eight certified nurse midwife birthing partners are giving expectant mothers more of a voice in their birthing plan. The birthing center at our O’Neal location is part of a growing trend of mothers choosing birthing centers for a relaxed atmosphere.