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Lafayette’s Best OB/GYNs, Birth and Postpartum Resources
Choosing an OB/GYN is a HUGE choice. Whether your priorities are personality, interpersonal skills, an openness to allow an intervention free birth or skills with a scalpel – choosing an OB/GYN is a very important choice to make. In Lafayette we are lucky to have a variety of amazing healthcare facilities and birth resources. It is our hope that this guide, and the reader recommendations at the end of this guide, will help you find a doctor that will meet or exceed your needs during one of the most exciting times in your life!
“Women, don’t ever apologize for your behavior or choices during birth. When you OWN your experience and take pride in your journey, you help other women do the same thing. No matter how you did it, you just brought a human being into the world! The world should be kneeling at your feet.” – Lauralyn Curtis
Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital
You should expect comfort. You should expect convenience. Let’s face it: Each birth experience is unique. You should expect more from your partner on this amazing journey. Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital has focused on your comfort, convenience and more for over 35 years. No matter where you are on this amazing journey – already pregnant, still trying or just beginning to plan your family – at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital, you’ll find comfortable rooms, expert childbirth classes, a celebratory gourmet meal and experienced doctors, nurses and staff ready to help make your dreams come true. With the region’s only dedicated unit providing intensive care for high-risk pregnancies and the area’s only Level III Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, it’s no wonder Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s is the hospital others turn to. Pre-register online today for your stay with us at LourdesRMC.com/preregister or call 337-521-9312 to schedule a free, personalized tour of your birth experience.
Lafayette General Medical Center
Never Miss A Moment. Lafayette General Medical Center offers experienced nursing staff, physicians and childbirth educators that many mothers have come to love and trust. We have delivered babies for generations of families. Normal births, Cesarean sections, multiple births and premature deliveries are all handled here. And we are still the only Lafayette hospital to provide intensive care services to mother and baby under one roof, with an adult ICU and a Level III NICU. Here, we see childbirth as wellness, not illness. Our staff recognizes that every woman is different, and each childbirth experience is distinctive and personalized. We believe in keeping your family together, so no special moment is lost. With that in mind, all baby care is completed in your hospital room. Your doctors, nurses and equipment come to you, at your convenience. Moms and families receive personal assistance while taking care of their baby and this type of care promotes family bonding and connection. At Lafayette General, great first impressions are born, and you won’t miss a wondrous, miraculous moment of the incredible journey!
Are you looking for honest and real recommendations from local moms in order to choose your OB/GYN in Lafayette? Join the Lafayette Moms Blog Neighborhood Groups and ask any questions you may have or check out the reader recommended list (below) for local mom’s thoughts on the BEST Lafayette OB/GYNs.
Disclaimer: Medical decisions are extremely personal, and we encourage everyone to do their own research in choosing a doctor. Additionally, this list is in no way an endorsement of any type of provider nor any specific hospital. We copied the quotes verbatim from our Facebook page and are unable to verify accuracy of the providers’ personalities or their ability to perform specific procedures.
Dr. Amanda Alleyn – “Dr. Alleyn is a wonderful doctor. She is attentive, listens, and explores all available options with her patients. She has a great demeanor that makes me feel so comfortable at each visit.”
Dr. Daniel Borque– “Dr. Daniel Bourque is the best! He is so very kind and patient with his patients. He spends time with you and makes you feel like he has nowhere else to be. Delivered all three of my babies and I am so happy I found him when I moved to Lafayette! And his NP Jordan is equally amazing!”
Dr. Frank Calliet – “Here is the deal — when Dr. Calliet first saw me, I was already not your run of the mill “call me when you get pregnant” kind of patient. I had been through a really rough delivery with my first baby 2.5 years before that included 2 ICU visits, 13 units of blood, and a 4 month outpatient/home health stay. I had then lost a baby at 19.2 weeks due to incompetent cervix the year before.” READ MORE HERE…..
Dr. Darryl Elias- “Dr. Darryl Elias is absolutely the BEST! He is super down to earth and he doesn’t just throw medical terms at people. He doesn’t beat around the bush, but he does have compassion. He did both of my c sections for my 3 year old and 1 month old. He keeps you completely calm and even had me laughing during the surgery. Grateful for him and his entire staff!”
Dr. John Fuselier– “Dr. John Fuselier is my favorite doctor I have ever had! I recommend him to everyone! I found out during my second pregnancy that I would need to find a new OB/GYN for future pregnancies because my doctor was retiring. I was high risk at that time because my baby had been diagnosed with Anencephaly and I was experiencing Polyhydramnios. When it was time to deliver, Dr. Fuselier was on call at Women’s. He handled me, my family and my sweet angel with so much care, understanding, and gentleness. I knew from that moment that he would be my OBGYN. He has cared for me through three more pregnancies and delivered all of my rainbow babies. He takes his time to listen to my concerns every time I see him in his office and he asks about each of my children, which means so much to me.”
Dr. Abigail Hart-“Dr Hart is amazing!! Great bedside manner, great patient relations, and just a great person. She’s very understanding and looks out for all your health need not just being your OB/GYN.”
Dr. Erin Hemsell – “Dr. Erin Hemsell delivered all 3 of my babies and she was absolutely wonderful, compassionate & truly cares and each and every one of her patients. Her nursing staff is just as amazing! I would recommend her to absolutely anyone.”
Dr. Mika King– “Dr. Mika King, with Acadiana Women’s Heath Group, has been my doctor for over 15 years. She is bright, very supportive, and empathetic. Dr. King has held my hand through one tough pregnancy, one high-risk pregnancy, and two miscarriages. I know everyone thinks their doctor is the best, but mine REALLY is!”
Dr. Opal Leblanc – “She’s been my OB since my first was born and delivered 2/3 of my kiddos. She has a wonderful way of being kind and patient, but also very straightforward and direct. She’s given me great news and tough news and we’ve had all the conversations in between. I can always tell she listens and trusts my own judgment, always factoring it into the equation.”
Dr. Charles Padgett- “Love love love Dr. Padgett! He made my natural birth possible and really empowered me. Sweetest Doctor ever!”