Expecting Parents Expect The Most From Minden Medical Center

And That’s Exactly What They Get!

Expecting Parents

Parents with New Baby

Expectant parents need not look any further for the perfect place to welcome your newest family member to the world. The staff of the Women’s Services Center are compassionate and dedicated to providing families with an exceptional birthing experience. When it’s time for that special arrival, our experienced and highly-skilled staff is waiting to offer you comfort and care. We want to share this special occasion with you and we encourage you to make an appointment to visit our unit, tour our state-of-the-art LDR suites, and meet our wonderful team.

Other benefits include: 

• 24-Hour Anesthesia Coverage
• Private Labor, Delivery and Recovery suites
• Modern Cesarean Section Suite
• Nurses Government Certified in Perinatal Care
• Pediatrician of your choice
• Level 2 Nursery
• Free Childbirth and Breastfeeding Education Classes for our Patients (Please inquire about the next available session.)
• Wireless Internet Access Available to Patients and Visitors

The Baby Place at Minden Medical Center delivers more than 700 babies a year and continues to offer sensitive, personalized health services to each woman, baby, and father. Fathers, siblings and grandparents are invited to participate in welcoming new babies. However, we ask that you choose only two (2) individuals to be with mom in the actual delivery. This is to ensure the safety of mom and baby. Parental education is also available to new parents. Please call (318) 371-5660 for more information or if you have questions about:

• Childbirth Preparation
• Breastfeeding Preparation
• Nutrition
• Infant Care
• Infant Safety and Accident Prevention

Additional FAQs

  • What can I expect from MMC?
    • You can expect to always be very satisfied with the care you receive from MMC Special Deliveries. We are dedicated to giving you the best quality of care offered by a local name you can trust. You can expect a highly trained perinatal staff. Each nurse completes and keeps current AWHONN fetal heart monitoring education, as well as many other certifications. We have instructors for all of these certifications in-house. We have a state-of-the-art Central Electronic Fetal Monitoring System (GE Centricity Perinatal System) that allow us to monitor up to nine laboring patients at a time and is centrally all viewable from 12 locations throughout the Labor and Delivery Unit. All of this is from the comfort of your private labor, deliver, recover, and postpartum birthing suite.

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  • Why attend childbirth classes?
    • MMC provides a Lamaze-based childbirth class free of charge to all Women’s Clinic patients. We want our patients to be as prepared as possible for the birth of their newborn. Our childbirth class offers information about what to expect at MMC, information and discussion of pain management options, breathing and relaxation techniques for all stages of labor, information on infant security, and general information about actual Labor and Birth. Any patient who wishes to use birth aids such as the birth ball, portable monitor for walking, birth bar, or different pushing positions will need to attend class. This class also offers your orientation to the hospital itself and procedure to follow when you come in for delivery.
  • What options are available for pain management?
    • We offer several options for pain management. We offer IV medicine, epidurals, walking, use of the birth ball, help with focal points, and relaxation techniques.
  •  Who performs the epidurals?
    • Epidurals are offered for pain relief and are performed by our Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA’s) at the bedside.

Maternity Professionals

Our team of maternity professionals includes board-certified obstetrician/gynecologists, whom you can choose to help deliver your baby. Minden Medical Center wants the birth of your baby to be special time in your family’s life. The freedom to choose maternity professionals is one way to enrich this joyful experience. Thank you for choosing to deliver your baby close to home!