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Preparing for Your Delivery Day


Get a jump start on your delivery and pre-register for your hospital stay when you find out your delivery date. After submitting your form, we will contact you to confirm your registration and discuss your insurance coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs, including co-pays and deductibles.

Complete Your Pre-registration

Childbirth Education

Take advantage of our three-part virtual learning bundle that includes educational booklets and resources on understanding birth, breastfeeding and caring for your newborn.

Virtual Learning Registration

Packing List

In the final month of your pregnancy, it’s important to be prepared and ready. Here is a checklist of items you should bring:

  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Car seat (installed in car)
  • Driver’s license
  • Insurance card
  • Lightweight robe
  • Loose comfortable clothing
  • Medications
  • Newborn baby clothes
  • Nightgown
  • Nursing bra
  • Phone charger
  • Prenatal records
  • Socks
  • Toiletries
  • Underwear

Breast Pumps

If you're interested in pumping once you bring your baby home, you may be eligible to receive a breast pump through Aeroflow Breast Pumps.

  1. Provide your insurance information
  2. Verify your coverage and submit all required paperwork
  3. Choose from the curated breast pumps, maternity compression and postpartum recovery items covered by your insurance

For more information and to see if you qualify, visit

Louisiana Medicaid covers the cost of a double electric breast pump and accessories for Medicaid recipients. For more information, visit one of the breast pump suppliers listed below:

Pediatric Care

Before you leave the hospital, it’s important to select a pediatrician or doctor that specializes in children’s healthcare. Your pediatrician will visit with you and check on your baby during your hospital stay and will guide you on keeping your baby healthy through wellness visits and checkups.

Click here to find a pediatrician.

Bringing Your Baby Home

When it’s time to go home, Louisiana law requires that children are safely buckled in a proper car seat. Louisiana State Police, Troop A, conducts free Child Seat Safety Inspections every Tuesday between 9 am – 3:30 pm.

Click here to schedule a car seat check.

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