Other Services

Reduce Your Risk for CMV 

CMV (cytomegalovirus) is a common virus . You can catch it if you are around young children. Unfortunately, CMV can be passed to your baby. Because CMV is the most common nongenetic reason children are born deaf or hard of hearing, take these measures to reduce your risk of passing CMV to your unborn baby.

  • Don't share utensils with other children
  • Avoid kissing children on the mouth 
  • Wash your hands after changing diapers and wiping noses
  • Keep other kids’ toys clean

To learn if a baby is born with hearing issues, Willis-Knighton performs CMV testing on babies born at WK hospitals.

Diet & Nutritional Support

Sure you want to fit into your skinny jeans soon after pregnancy, but you need to be aware that there are health hazards associated with losing weight too quickly. Nutrition after pregnancy is just as important as during pregnancy, especially if you are breastfeeding.

If you would like a consultation with a dietitian after you deliver, just ask your doctor for a referral. Our Diabetes & Nutrition Center has resources to jump-start your healthy nutrition plan. We can create a specialized program just for you to help you get to your goal weight in a healthy manner. If you find yourself struggling with weight issues, you may want to get help from our WK Weight & Wellness Solutions program that addresses proper eating habits, exercise and emotional well-being.

Physical Therapy

For You: Aches and pains can arise from pregnancy in places where you’ve never felt discomfort. These can include things like back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Don’t let these affect your joy and ability to care for your newborn! Willis-Knighton’s certified physical therapists can help. Talk to your doctor and ask for a referral to a WK physical therapist.

For Your Baby: Sometimes babies experience developmental difficulties. We have certified pediatric therapists to help identify and address developmental disorders. Your pediatrician can make a referral to help assure that you child progresses to his or her full potential.

Gift Shop

Gift shops are available at the South and Bossier campuses and offer an array of gifts for babies and mothers, including the popular custom wreath. The gift shops also deliver to Pierremont.

  • South 
    (318) 212-5455
  • Bossier
    (318) 212-7455

WK Fitness & Wellness Centers

WK Fitness & Wellness Centers are available to help you maintain an exercise routine to prepare you for pregnancy, support you during pregnancy and help you attain your fitness goals following delivery. Consider our mother/baby yoga, mother/baby water class as a way to exercise with your baby.