Getting ready to have a child is a special time, full of hopes and dreams, preparations and decisions. We can help you give your child the best possible beginning.
A wide variety of videos on topics ranging from labor and delivery to newborn and postpartum care can be found on our Allina Health mother baby care video page.
View our Breastfeeding your baby video series—available in English, Arabic, Hmong, Russian, Somali and Spanish.
View our Giving birth: Managing pain video series
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Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond
Learn what to expect during pregnancy, how to prepare for labor, what to expect during recovery and how to care for a newborn.
This content is also available as a mobile app for the Apple iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®; the Android smartphone and tablet; and the Kindle Fire. The free app includes the same content as the book, along with the ability to:
An integrative health approach helped Rebecca Sorenson, a new mom who was having twins, deal with the anxiety and pain of a Cesarean section, recovering from surgery, and being thrown into motherhood.
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Interested in a water birth delivery?
Allina Health is pleased to offer water birth delivery as an option for a woman's birth experience.
Water birth deliveries occur in a caring environment and are supported by an experienced team specially trained in water births.
Women must meet certain criteria to consider a water birth. Please talk with your provider to see if a water birth delivery may be an option for you. The following Allina Health hospitals offer water birth delivery.