Delivery

Personalized maternity services for our patients are provided at Minden Medical Center’s Baby Place where they support your individual wishes and give newborns a healthy start. The staff of the Baby Place work together to make sure mothers are comfortable which facilitates optimal labor experiences. They believe that pregnancy and childbirth are beautiful and wondrous events to be embraced with deep respect and celebrated for the miracle that it is. They provide the kind of care parents want—reliable, compassionate and tender—and strive to make your pregnancy and birthing experiences special and memorable.

 

Minden Medical Center’s Level II Nursery offers new moms the assurance that if their infants arrive early or experience complications and need special care, they will receive immediate attention from staff of excellent pediatricians who can stabilize and transport babies, in rare instances, that need NICU care.

 

Expecting Excellence? Minden Medical Center Delivers!

The all-private labor & delivery rooms are designed with comfort in mind and to provide a homelike environment. Mother and baby stay together as much as possible, from the skin-to-skin (Kangaroo Care) contact after birth to the first bath specially designed for newborns. Babies also are allowed to “room in” with their mothers to facilitate breastfeeding on demand.


Immediate family members enjoy visitor privileges which request children under the age of 12, be a brother or sister of the newborn. They are welcome to visit mom and baby with an adult after delivery. The sleeper sofa in each room converts to a bed for one overnight guest and rooms feature televisions along with private bathrooms.


“We have an excellent childbirth & breastfeeding education classes that help prepare new mothers for the challenges of childbirth and breastfeeding,” says Dana Haynes, RN, BSN, BC, Nursery Nurse Manager at MMC. “Our caring and compassionate nurses do all they can to help mom shine on her day, and our lactation counselors give breastfeeding mothers the confidence they need to continue after they return home.”

 

  • Obstetricians Dr. Robert Russell, Dr. Amanda Williams and Dr. LaTashia Upton, as well as, Pediatricians Dr. Elizabeth Phillips, Dr. Michael Ulich, Dr. Cristal Kirby and Dr. Melinda Willis – On staff to deliver and care for your newborn.

  • Specialized Care – Certified nurses trained in Fetal Heart Monitoring and Breast-Feeding Counseling.

  • Hugs Tag System – Unprecedented peace of mind security during your infant’s hospital stay.

  • Skin to Skin Contact (Kangaroo Care) – Immediate after birth-bonding time with your baby.

  • Level II Nursery – Caring, respectful staff who appropriately care for your newborn. Established relationship with Level III Nurseries if the need to transfer arises.

  • Labor & Deliver Rooms – NEW and spacious to provide a home-like environment to accommodate you and your family!

  • Camp Mindy – Hospital Orientation customized to you and your family.

  • Prenatal Classes – Lamaze based child birth and breast-feeding classes.

  • GIFT (Guided Infant Feeding Techniques) Certified Facility – 1st hospital in North Louisiana to receive GIFT certification.