Nothing is more precious than the gift of life, and WCCH considers it an honor to share the beautiful experience of childbirth with expectant mothers and their families. By coupling cutting edge-technology with well-respected OB/GYNs and clinical staff members, our Women’s Center is among the most popular birthing centers in the region.
Pregnancies range from routine to delicate and our staff is fully equipped to handle any childbirth-associated complications. With a Level II NICU and an adult ICU, specialists are on stand-by to provide care for any unexpected complications that may arise following delivery for mom and baby.
Tours of our facility are encouraged, prior to delivery. To schedule a tour, please call (337) 528-4706.
The comprehensive program we’ve created provides expectant mothers with the prenatal education, testing, and monitoring needed to ensure the proper health of both her and her newborn. New mothers choosing to deliver with us will also learn about proper nutrition and work with their obstetrician to develop a birth plan, choose a pediatrician, and get properly prepared for the big day.
Whole-family support is also offered through several educational offerings designed not only for mothers, but fathers and siblings as well. Classes cover childbirth preparation, having a new baby in the family, parenting, and breastfeeding. A sibling class is offered quarterly based on interest.
As an added convenience, our hospital offers online childbirth education classes for those with time constraints, schedule conflicts, or who prefer online courses to traditional one-on-one class offerings. View a demo of the online childbirth class. If you are interested in this course, please complete the online course registration form. If you are already registered, click here to access the e-learning site.
After delivery, our team is available to provide emotional support and valuable information for new moms so they can take special care of themselves and the new addition to their family. Breastfeeding education and assistance is available prior to discharge.
Free WebNursery is provided, and if ordered, new moms and family members may view pictures of baby by visiting www.mom365.com. Just click on the site to access the WebNursery and type in the hospital and baby information, including the photo ID #.
WCCH works closely with the medical team at OBG-1 of WCCH to provide personalized, comprehensive healthcare options to women at every age and stage of life. Our team works together to provide our patients with the latest information, medical diagnosis techniques, and treatment options that address every condition and/or disease process affecting women. Each woman is unique, and we understand the importance of carefully listening to our patients’ concerns and needs.
Whether you need an annual check-up, physical or require surgery, our team is here to help you on the journey of womanhood by offering services that address:
- Yearly Pelvic Exams
- Menstrual Disorders
- Polycystic Ovaries
- Urinary Incontinence
- Pap Tests
- Pelvic Pain
For more information on any of these conditions, or to schedule an appointment with OBG-1 of WCCH, please call (337) 312-1000. For more information, visit the OBG-1 website.
Our physicians and nurses have helped bring healthy and high risk infants into the world for over 35 years. The use of "mother-baby" suites at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) exemplifies developmentally supportive care. From birth, newborns are placed in the same room as their mothers and fathers so that the new parents can immediately begin to bond with their baby.
The Sallye Jeane Toniette, MD, Women’s Center of WCCH houses newly renovated labor, delivery, and recovery rooms; a Level II nursery that can handle newborns experiencing complications associated with premature birth or other complications experienced during birth; the availability of an ICU is available for mother in the event of birthing complications; complete childbirth education programs ; breastfeeding education and breast pump rentals.
At WCCH, we understand that pregnancy and childbirth are two of the most significant moments for any family. By working with the experienced medical team at OBG-1 of WCCH, we are able to provide a wide range of obstetric services that address:
- Morning Sickness
- Associated Conditions
- Gestational Diabetes
- Blood Pressure
- Prenatal Care
For more information, or to schedule a tour of our Women's Center, please call (337) 528-4706.
Midwifery services are also offered to provide women with alternative approaches to women’s care. These specialists provide care starting with a woman’s first period until after menopause, plus all the important health events in between, such as:
- General healthcare services
- Annual gynecologic exams
- Family planning needs
- Treatment of sexually transmitted infections
- Care during teenage years
- Care for pregnancy, labor, and birth
- Menopause care
For more information about Midwifery, or to schedule an appointment with a Midwife, please call OBG-1 of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital at (337) 312-1000. For more information, visit the OBG-1 website.
The Sallye Jean Toniette, MD Women's Center at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital is designed to provide an exceptional birthing experience. From a variety of classes that will help prepare you and your family for the new baby to encouraging quiet times with you baby after the birth, our staff is ready to help welcome your new addition.
Whole-family support is also offered through several educational offerings designed not only for mothers, but fathers and siblings as well. Classes cover childbirth preparation, having a new baby in the family, parenting, and breastfeeding. A sibling class is offered based on interest.
Preparing for Delivery & Breastfeeding Class
This class will prepare you for delivery, your hospital stay and getting to know you baby in the weeks to follow. These tips and preparation tools along with the basics of breastfeeding, will give you a great start with your baby beginning with your delivery experience and expectations. This session will also include time for one-on-one questions with a certified lactation counselor and childbirth educator for any specific concerns or interests.
Evidence is clear that certain techniques promote a strong bond between mother and baby and boost the health of the baby. The following techniques are discussed in the class:
- Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact
- Feeding Baby on Cue
- Keeping Baby Close
- Breastfeeding Education
- Support Team
- Comfort Measures
This class is held monthly on a Tuesday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the WCCH North Conference Room near the Cypress Street Lobby. A class fee of $10 may apply.
Online Childbirth Education
This online, interactive class is ideal for parents with time constraints, schedule conflicts, or those interested in a go-at-your-own-pace childbirth education class. Enrollment in the online childbirth education class includes one Preparing for Delivery and Breastfeeding Class session. Cost for the class may apply. View a demo. If you are interested in this online course, please complete the online registration form. If you are already registered, you can access the e-learning site.
This class is a great resource for children to learn what to expect when a new baby enters the family. It is designed for first-time siblings ages 4-8. Available by appointment, topics include:
- What happens when mom goes to the hospital
- What to expect when the baby comes home
- Exploring ways older siblings welcome the new baby
- Exploring ways older siblings can help with the new baby
- Tour of the Women's Center