At Natchitoches Regional Medical Center we offer a continuum of care for women that includes Obstetrics and Gynecology, Breast Care Services, and NRMC Women’s Health Center.
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center’s Obstetrics Department delivers 600 babies each year. Our Labor and Delivery unit is designed with mom’s comfort and privacy in mind and offers comprehensive care for our obstetrical patients. There are four Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) rooms, a surgery suite for Cesarean procedures, exam rooms, two post anesthesia rooms, three triage rooms, and private rooms in the post partum unit, and a state-of-the-art nursery.
The experienced nursing team includes registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and many others who work closely with the Obstetrics (OB) doctors to ensure the unique medical needs of each patient are met.
An important focus is the management of pain during the birthing experience. The staff is trained to assist the laboring mom with an individualized plan for pain control and comfort. A variety of techniques are used such as rocking, walking, aromatherapy, music and sound therapy, muscle relaxation, massages, heat/cold pack therapy and many more.
Additional services offered through the Labor and Delivery Unit include:
- Antepartum testing
- Pre-term labor management
- Pregnancy induced hypertensive
- Cervical incompetence management
Moms are welcome to tour the Obstetrics Unit. Please call 214-4335 to schedule a visit.
The hospital provides imaging services as well as diagnostic testing and procedures for a wide range of gynecologic services including surgeries. Many surgical services are available through our Same Day Surgery Department, especially many of the laparoscopic procedures.
Mammography and Breast Care
We offer women the peace of mind that comes with having access to state-of-the-art mammography services in a convenient and comfortable setting. Accredited by the American College of Radiology – a distinction held since 2004 – our Breast Care services are fully digital.
Our experienced mammography team includes radiologic technologists who are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and radiologists on site at the hospital.
Using digital mammography, our team captures clear images of the breast that radiologists use in making breast care evaluations. The computerized images are stored on the medical center’s Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACs) where doctors can compare images from year-to-year looking for any changes or differences. From routine screenings to diagnosis of breast disease to evaluation of non-malignant disorders including benign cysts, tumors and breast pain, our team has one priority -- to provide outstanding care.
NRMC also provides vacuum assisted breast biopsy and breast needle localization for the diagnosis of breast cancer. The surgery department provides care for many cancer patients each year who need mastectomies or lumpectomies, lymph nodes removed and other surgeries.
All women age 40 and older or those with a family history of breast cancer are encouraged to get a screening mammogram at age 40 and then annually thereafter. Remember: Early detection saves lives.
NRMC Women’s Health Center
Conveniently located in the heart of Natchitoches, the NRMC Women’s Health Center offers a wide range of services for women of all ages. From obstetrics to gynecology, bone density, and general medical care, the Center focuses on the unique needs of each patient and develops individualized wellness plans. The physicians and nursing staff encourage women to stay current on immunizations, receive timely prenatal and postpartum care, and schedule annual gynecologic exams and mammograms and more.
For more information, please call 318.238.3652