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Obstetricians & Midwives

Birth Center of Baton Rouge Midwives

Birth Center of Baton Rouge is the closest free-standing birth center to the Northshore. Staffed with CNM's and a CPM,

the midwives of Birth Center of Baton Rouge had the following statistics for 2015:

3 cesareans out of 64 patients for a rate of 4.68%
Of the four patients who sought a VBAC there, all were successful for a VBAC success rate of 100%.

(Patients with a prior successful VBAC are candidates for subsequent VBAC births at the Birth Center)

(Pictured is NBO founder Cathy Jaubert at a visit to the Birth Center)

Collaborative Group of Midwives & OBGYN's at Ochsner Baton Rouge

Collaborative practice of OBGYN's and Certified Nurse Midwives who share call and deliver at Ochsner Baton Rouge.

Call 1-225-761-5200 for an appointment at their O'Neal campus.

Call 225-236-5893 anytime to schedule a tour of the birthing center at Ochsner Baton Rouge.

Their 2015 stats were as follows:

Delivery Total: 1437
Cesarean Section Total: 420
Primary Cesarean Section Total: 191
Total Deliveries: 1437
Overall Cesarean Section Rate: 29.2%
Primary Cesarean Section Rate: 13.3%
VBAC attempts 67, successful 64 for a 95% success rate

Sally Acosta, CPM

Home birth midwifery services within an hour and a half of Covington, LA

Sally is a Louisiana Sate Licensed Midwife (LM) and a NARM Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).

(985) 259-3557​

2016 primary cesarean rate: 3%

Sally is currently not able to accept VBAC clients

Tisha Seghers, CNM

Tisha Seghers, APRN-CNM, is a Certified Nurse-Midwife at Touro Infirmary. Tisha worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse for 14 years before becoming a nurse-midwife. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University in December, 2000. She graduated from Frontier Nursing University (Hyden, Kentucky) in September, 2014 with a Master of Science degree in nursing with a concentrating in midwifery. Tisha is a New Orleans native, married to her high-school sweetheart and mother to two children. She has a passion for empowering women to take charge of their healthcare. As a midwife she cares for women throughout the lifespan. She has a special interest in adolescent obstetrics and gynecology, waterbirth, and birth planning.

Mid City office on Mondays (4000 Bienville, Suite B, New Orleans, LA, 70119, 504-252-9488) and Uptown on Touro's campus Wednesday-Friday (3525 Prytania St, Suite 224, New Orleans, LA, 70115, 504-897-7880.)

2015 statistics:
Total number of vaginal births: 54
(including 3 VBACs and 2 sets of twins)
Operative vaginal births (forceps): 1
Primary c/s: 2 (primary c/s rate 3.7%)
Repeat c/s (unsuccessful TOLAC): 1
Total number of c/s: 3
(total c/s rate including primary and repeat 5.56%)
VBAC success rate: 60%

Due to hospital and group practice policy, Tisha is currently not accepting VBAC clients

Heather Razmus, CNM

Heather is a New Orleans native who recently returned to the area and joined Crescent City Physicians as a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She started her nursing education at Southeastern Louisiana University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey College New Orleans campus in 1997. Heather’s passion for birth was born in nursing school after witnessing her first birth on her birthday. Heather worked at Lakeside Hospital in Labor and Delivery until 2000 when she moved to Minneapolis to pursue a Midwifery education. She received a Master of Science with Midwifery focus from the University of Minnesota in 2003. Upon graduation, she and her husband moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan were she practiced with a physician owned group for 10 years. In 2013 she joined a Federally Qualified Health Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. It was always Heather’s goal to return home and bring more birth options to the women of New Orleans and she is thrilled to finally be achieving that dream. Heather’s interests include waterbirth and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Heather lives with her husband and three sons, when not working she enjoys being a boy mom and can usually be found at a football game or scouting event.

Mondays and Thursdays at the Westbank office (3712 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 200, New Orleans, LA 70114, 504-367-6971) and Uptown on Touro's campus Tuesdays and Fridays (3525 Prytania St., Suite 224, New Orleans, LA 70115 504-897-7880)

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Disclaimer:  This list is provided by Northshore Birth Options as a courtesy to area mothers and should not be considered exhaustive. We have added the information of  professionals who volunteered to be listed.   Any professional who wishes to be added to this list is welcome to contact us at
Professionals who wish to be listed must provide their current cesarean & VBAC rates.

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