Birthing Center

Every day is a birthday for us....

Along with your doctor, the experienced family resources staff of SMH provides expectant families a vital support team with one objective in mind: helping you nurture and deliver a healthy baby.

We've been serving families with exceptional care for generations and we are striving everyday to make the whole family's experience a memorable one.

Slidell Memorial Hospital has the only labor and delivery department serving Slidell and the surrounding areas within 20 miles. The labor and delivery staff and physicians not only aim to give the best in medical care, we want to provide the expectant parents and family with a feeling of being home: welcome, safe, and secure.

Keeping with SMH's mission of improving the quality of life in our community, we are dedicated to providing prenatal, breastfeeding and baby care classes. We are excited to announce that Lamaze classes are now offered.

Registration will be through SMH centralized scheduling at (985) 280-2657. To register call Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

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The labor and delivery unit features:
  • 7 spacious LDR's This means that the expectant mother will labor, deliver and recover in the same room.
  • 2 operating rooms and a surgical recovery room on the L&D unit to keep mom and baby close.
  • All private rooms for antepartum testing and observation are soon to come after renovations are complete. We value your privacy and we are presently working to improve on this matter.

We offer a wide array of services including:
  • Mom365 - baby’s first portrait – right in the hospital. And it doesn’t stop here. Moms can choose to purchase a wide variety of amazing portrait packages, irresistible birth announcements and keepsakes to celebrate the baby. Visit their website at
  • Specialized, comprehensive treatment of obstetrical complications and emergencies
  • Anesthesiologist in house coverage 24 hours/day
  • Neonatal nurse practitioner in house coverage 24 hours/day
  • Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) providing the highest level of care to your baby for that extra special care when needed
  • 'Airstrip OB' monitoring allows your doctor to view your baby's heart rate tracing, contractions, maternal vital signs and nursingdocumentation at anytime, from anywhere.
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants on staff offering inpatient and outpatient support and consults
  • SMH Birthing Center offers Lamaze classes, L&D unit tours, breastfeeding clinic,sibling and BABY LOVE classes

The SMH Nursery/NICU, labor & delivery and postpartum staff work together with the shared compassion to provide you and your baby the best birthing experience while maintaining the highest level of skill, training and competence to manage life's unexpected emergencies. It is a privilege and a pleasure to do what we do every day.

Nurse-Family Partnership's maternal health program introduces vulnerable first-time parents to caring maternal and child health nurses. This program allows nurses to deliver the support first-time moms need to have a healthy pregnancy, become knowledgeable and responsible parents, and provide their babies with the best possible start in life. The relationship between mother and nurse provides the foundation for strong families, and lives are forever changed – for the better. For more information, please call (985) 871-0210 or visit the Nurse-Family Partnership website.



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