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Family Birthing Center - North Shore

When you deliver in the Ochsner Family Birthing Center - North Shore, you are safe in the center of one of the nation's top-ranked health systems. The Birthing Center is located in Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore, giving your medical team access to all the resources of a full-service hospital, just in case you need extra help during delivery. The Family Birthing Center is staffed by a board-certified OB/GYN. 

The Family Birthing Center includes:

  • Large birthing rooms
  • Birthing Options for expectant moms to give birth their way
  • Access to nearby operating rooms
  • Patient rooms, including private rooms
  • Access to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Observation rooms
  • Family waiting rooms for the arrival of new family members

Appointment Scheduling

Same day appointments are available. We accept Mississippi state Medicaid and cash packages are also available. 

Contact Us

  • To schedule a tour of our unit, call 985-646-5632.
  • To schedule an appointment, call 985- 646-5632.
  • For after hours calls to Labor & Delivery, call 985-646-5600.

The Family Birthing Center is located at Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore

Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore  is a fully accredited hospital offering all-private rooms, 24-hour emergency care, as well as advanced specialty care including cardiology and orthopedic procedures.

Lactation Consultants

Ochsner is devoted to creating an environment where mothers interested in breastfeeding their babies have the best support services available in the area. Ochsner Lactation Services provide the proper knowledge, education and tools to women interested in breastfeeding options.

Prenatal Consultation

Now is the time in your pregnancy to start thinking about breastfeeding your newborn. Ochsner Lactation Services offers personal prenatal consultations to help you with your breastfeeding concerns or questions. Our certified lactation consultants will introduce you to the principals of breastfeeding. This is the time to address any concerns about your ability to breastfeed your baby. We will review your history and discuss community resources and develop an individualized plan of care for establishing breastfeeding. For those mothers who plan on returning to work or school soon after giving birth, the lactation consultants can help develop individualized plans to ensure that new mothers and their babies don’t miss out on the opportunity to breastfeed. Sessions include the creation of a personalized plan and recommendations for the use of appropriate breast pumps.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

This class is designed to provide detailed information on the basics of breastfeeding. In a group setting you will learn the correct techniques for breastfeeding, and how to begin breastfeeding while in the hospital as well as some anticipatory guidance for breastfeeding once you get home. Please call 985-646-5632 to register for a prenatal class.

Breastfeeding Consultations

For those times when telephone assistance just isn’t enough, lactation counselors are available for in person assistance. We can also work with you to devise a plan for continuing to breastfeed once you go back to work. To make an appointment, please call 985-646-5632.

Breastfeeding Supplies

Breast pumps, breast pump parts and accessories, prenatal vitamins, lanolin, and more are available through the Lactation and Wellness Center located in the hospital. For those new mothers in need of a hospital grade pump or who would like to try pumping before purchasing a pump, hospital grade rentals are available. For more information, please call 985-646-5632.

Telephone Warm Line

New mothers never know when they are going to have questions about breastfeeding. Babies are fed at all hours of the day and night. To alleviate your concerns, the Ochsner Lactation Warm Line is available. Just leave a detailed message, and one of Ochsner’s lactation consultants will address your questions or concerns. For assistance through the Warm Line please call 985-646-5632.