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Our Approach

Our staff recognizes that every woman is different, and so each childbirth experience will be distinctive and personalized.  We believe in keeping your family together, so no special moment is lost.  At CHRISTUS Cabrini Women’s and Children’s Hospital you’ll never miss a wonderous, miraculous moment of this incredible journey.  We hope to answer any questions you may have about what to expect from pre-admission, childbirth classes, labor, delivery and your stay with us.

Family-centered Care

We recognize that the family, however you define it, is mom’s main source of strength and support.  With that in mind, all baby care including baths, physicals and pediatrician checks, is completed in your hospital room.  Your doctors, nurses and equipment come to you.  Moms and families get one-on-one instruction and personal assistance with taking care of baby-from feeding to diapering to care of the umbilical cord.  This type of care promotes family bonding and attachment.  Providing bedside care enables moms and families to participate in the care of the newborn.

Mother-Baby Nursing

Instead of having two nurses-one for you and one for your infant, mothers and babies will be cared for as a ‘couplet’ by one mother-baby nurse.  Your mother-baby nurse is expertly cross-trained to understand both parent and newborn needs.  Though you have more ‘quality time’ care with your nurse, you’ll also have fewer interruptions.


  • Spacious Private Rooms
  • 24/7 Rooming In
  • NICU Team Readily Available
  • International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants and Certified Lactation Consultants on Staff
  • Baby Brunch Celebration Meal
  • Outpatient Lactation Services

Special Care Nurseries and NICU

The Special Care Nurseries comprise the Level II Nursery and Level III Regional Neonatal Units. As part of the family-centered maternity care model, we emphasize a developmentally nutritive environment for optimal healing and we provide focused level of care in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion in a private room setting.

Cabrini Hospital has over 40 years of experience in neonatal care.  Our NICU is staffed with Neonatologists, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and Occupational Therapists.  We also have access to multiple specialty physicians in our affiliation with Ochsner Health.

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Our Location

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini
3330 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

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Additional Services

  • Comprehensive Lactation Program
  • Special Care Nurseries and NICU