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  • Important update

    Dear expectant mothers and families:

    After completing a comprehensive review of the obstetrical services offered at Mercy and Unity hospitals, Allina Health has decided to combine the programs into one all-inclusive program at The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s, located in Coon Rapids, Minn. The new center, a partnership between Allina Health and Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, is opening July 27, 2015.

    At this time, the Birth Center programs and services at both Unity Hospital and Mercy Hospital are operating as usual. The consolidation of programs will occur throughout the next couple months. Allina Health is working directly with providers to help make this change as seamless as possible for patients and their families. Patients are encouraged to contact their provider with any questions.

    For more details, read the news release.

    Thank you for entrusting us with your care during this special time in your life. We look forward to serving you with our new comprehensive program.

  • Frequently asked questions

    When does the new center open?

    When will the changes happen? What is the timeline for changes?

    Will Unity's nurse midwives, doulas and water births transition to Mercy Hospital?

    Will I still be able to see my same provider? Will I have to change clinics?

    When can patients tour the new center?

  • We're honored to be a part of this special time in your life

    The Birth Center at Unity Hospital is a special place to celebrate new life that's dedicated to partnering with women to best fulfill their birth experience vision.

    Our expert and caring staff listen to your needs and wants to create a personalized experience for you.

    What you will find

    • Expert staff: Experienced, compassionate doctors, midwives and nurses dedicated to caring for new moms and babies
    • Private birthing rooms: Our birthing rooms feature soaking tubs and showers, TVs, CD/DVD player and wireless Internet access
    • Water birth delivery: Your water birth will occur in a caring, home-like environment and be supported by an experienced birth center care team specially trained in water births. You must meet certain criteria to consider a water birth delivery. Please talk with your provider to see if a water birth delivery may be an option for you.
    • Breastfeeding Support: You can count on us for counseling, information and support before, during and after your stay. Our experts include board-certified lactation consultants.
    • Doulas: A doula, or birth assistant, can provide you with personalized attention and support to you and your partner throughout your stay. Doulas are available when requested, or you are welcome to bring your private doula with you.
    • Midwives: A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is a registered nurse who has a graduate or doctoral degree in midwifery, providing well-woman, preconceptual, prenatal, and postpartum services. The experienced midwives at Allina Health Fridley Clinic attend births at Unity Hospital.
    • Level II nursery: For babies who are born prematurely, or have special health care needs
    • Dining: Room service for food-made-to-order from our dietary department
    • Translation Services: Language translation services

    Find a provider who delivers at Unity Hospital

    If you are interested in delivering at Unity Hospital, check out our comprehensive list of providers who care for patients at our Birth Center. Providers who deliver babies at Unity Hospital.

    You are encouraged to preregister for your hospital stay before the 28th week of your pregnancy. Register online here.

  • Tour the Birth Center

    Expecting parents are invited to tour the Birth Center. Tours are held Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Please call us at 763-236-4400 to let us know you are coming.

    Click on the photos below to take a virtual tour of the Birth Center.

  • For more information

    Call 763-236-4400

    Find a doctor or midwife

    Call 763-236-4484


    Northwest metro families can count on Unity Hospital and Allina Health for personalized, expert care and a wide range of childbirth options. Our care team includes doctors, nurse-midwives, nurses and doulas, and we know options are important. We look forward to partnering with you to fulfill your childbirth vision.

    More birth options with nurse-midwives

    Unity Hospital is proud to partner with Allina Health Fridley Clinic to offer certified nurse-midwifery services focused on individualized and holistic care throughout pregnancy and a safe and satisfying birth experience.

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