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Family Birthing Services: Kenner

Why choose Ochsner Family Birthing Center - Kenner?

Choosing where to deliver your baby is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when preparing to welcome your little one into the world. At Ochsner Family Birthing Center - Kenner, we do all we can to bring you peace of mind throughout your pregnancy and before, during and after labor and delivery.

The Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner team's continued commitment to outstanding care for mothers and babies has been recognized through our Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC) Birth Ready+ and Gift designations from the Louisiana Department of Health.

At Ochsner Family Birthing Center - Kenner, we offer an intimate, peaceful setting to deliver your baby, allowing our nurses to spend more one-on-one time with you throughout the experience. We also provide alternative birthing options to allow you to choose the right labor and delivery experience for you.

The family birthing center offers:

  • A level 2 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for babies born prematurely or who have health conditions requiring extra care. The NICU, located next to the labor and delivery unit, is staffed by our experienced team of board-certified neonatologists.
  • A security system featuring ankle and wrist bracelets to pair newborns to their parents
  • Comfortable, private rooms
  • Nurses trained in labor techniques that promote vaginal births
  • Ochsner’s TeleStork program, which provides 24/7 monitoring to laboring mothers via real time maternal and fetal health data
  • Physicians, providers and staff who are bilingual in English and Spanish
  • The Connected MOM program, which allows us to monitor your pregnancy from home so you can make fewer visits
  • The latest equipment and birthing techniques, including birthing tubs and other alternative methods

The family birthing center is located at:

Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065

Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner is a fully accredited hospital offering 24-hour emergency care, as well as advanced specialty care such as cardiology and orthopedic procedures.

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At Ochsner, we are devoted to giving mothers interested in breastfeeding their newborns the best chance of success. The Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner Lactation Center provides education and tools to help breastfeeding mothers. Services we provide include:

  • Prenatal consultation. Before your baby is born, our certified lactation consultants will introduce you to the principles of breastfeeding. We review your history, discuss community resources and develop an individualized care plan to establish breastfeeding, including recommendations for the use of breast pumps. This is also a great opportunity to be properly fitted for a nursing bra.
  • Prenatal breastfeeding class. In a group setting, you will learn the basics of breastfeeding, including proper techniques, advice for breastfeeding in the hospital and guidance for breastfeeding at home.
  • Breastfeeding consultations. Our lactation consultants are available for in-person assistance should the need arise.
  • Breastfeeding supplies. We offer breast pumps, as well as parts and accessories, prenatal vitamins, lanolin and more. Hospital-grade breast pumps are available for rental if you would like to try a pump before purchasing.

Please call 504-464-8365 if you have questions or to connect with a lactation consultant.

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Family Birthing Services: Kenner Locations

Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.