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    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.

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    This month's featured region: Northwest Metro

    Pregnant woman in fieldHere for you and baby from the very beginning!

    From planning a pregnancy to getting settled back at home after birth, northwest metro families can count on Allina Health for personalized, expert care and a wide range of childbirth options.

    Our care team includes doctors, nurse-midwives, nurses and doulas who understand the needs of new and expecting parents.

    We know options are important and look forward to partnering with you to fulfill your childbirth vision.

    See all our Allina Health birth centers.

    Beginnings online manual and app

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    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:

    • follow baby's kicks and movements
    • time and track contractions, and,
    • after baby is born, track feedings and diaper changes

    Get the Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond app:

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    Patient story

    Rebecca's story

    Rebecca's birth experience

    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. 

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