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Tulane Lakeside Hospital
Tulane Medical Center

Labor & Delivery

Dedicated Birth Care for the New Orleans Area

Congratulations! You are embarking on one of life’s grand adventures – but you aren’t going alone. The outstanding doctors and nurses of Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children in Metairie, La., have the expertise to care for and manage any situations that arise before, during and after your pregnancy and childbirth.

Because we specialize in treating women and children, there is no better partner to help bring your new bundle of joy into the world.

Our maternity area is uniquely designed for your comfort, and our caring and competent nursing staff is always available to provide support to our new parents. Should complications arise, you can be assured that you are in one of the premier facilities in Louisiana for critical care of you and your newborn.

Our maternity area includes:

  • Spacious Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR) suites in a home-like setting.
  • Advanced technologies, including comprehensive fetal monitoring.
  • An infant security system
  • A C-Section suite in the unit.
  • Antenatal Unit for the care of high-risk expectant mothers.
  • Certified lactation consultants available for consultation for all new moms.
  • Seamless access to all Tulane pediatric specialists.

Quality Designations


Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children recently received national recognition as a Baby-Friendly designated birth center. Tulane Lakeside is one of five hospitals in Louisiana with this specialty designation and one of the first in the New Orleans area. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding. Learn more at Tulane Lakeside Baby-Friendly.

GIFT Certified

Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children has been GIFT-certified since 2008. The GIFT is an evidence-based program for Louisiana birthing centers designed to increase breastfeeding rates and hospital success by improving the quality of maternity services and enhancing patient-centered care. Learn more at

To find out more about our birth care services, or any of our women’s and children’s services, click on the links below or contact us at (504) 780-8282 or email.