Relax. You and your newborn are in competent, caring hands at Slidell Memorial Hospital.

Going Home After Giving Birth

It’s time to take your new baby home! We’ll help you start things off on the right foot after delivering at Slidell Memorial Hospital.


Your physician and your baby's doctor will determine your discharge date, and the nursing staff will make arrangements for your departure. Be sure to collect your personal belongings before you leave.

Once you’re ready, call the nurses’ station, and you will be taken to your vehicle in a wheelchair by one of our staff members. Upon request, home prescription medication can be delivered to your bedside before discharge.

Car Seats

State law requires that all infants be secured in a federally approved car seat at all times. Please remember to have your car seat installed in your vehicle to ensure your baby's safety on the way home.

Parenting Classes

SMH is here to help you celebrate important milestones as your baby grows. The SMH Community Outreach Center's educational classes and discussion groups are designed to help families gain confidence in parenting skills. Programs and support groups address topics such as child development, discipline, and feeding and sleep tips.

See all parenting classes offered through SMH.