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Resources for pregnancy, labor, birth and parenting

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    Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond mobile app icon

    Free mobile app

    Download the Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond mobile application for the:

      Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® 

      Android smartphone and tablet 

      Kindle Fire

    The free app includes content from the book and the ability to follow baby's kicks and movements, time/track contractions and, after baby is born, track feedings and diaper changes. 


    Receive text messages to help you before and after baby arrives. Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411, or go to to sign up for this free service of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.

    If you or your baby are not safe

    If you are overwhelmed by your baby's crying

    To stop drinking alcohol or using drugs

    To quit smoking

    Pregnancy, parenting and infant care


      Allina Health pregnancy care can help you give your child the best possible beginning.

      Allina Health Class Registration offers information about classes to help you prepare for childbirth and parenting. Call 1-866-904-9962. You can also view the pregnancy, birth and parenting classes at all our hospitals.

    Allina Health Physician Referral can help you find a health care provider for you or your baby. Call 612-262-3333 or 1-800-877-7878. 

    Home care 

    Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn provides home visits during pregnancy and home visits for moms and babies after leaving the hospital. Call 612-863-4478 or 1-800-788-8093.
    Park Nicollet OB Home Care (St. Francis Regional Medical Center) 952-993-6069

    Home care services can include:

    Antepartum (during pregnancy): home visits for 17P injections, hyperemesis (nausea and vomiting), preterm labor and fetal monitoring (non-stress test) services.

    Postpartum (after pregnancy): home visits for moms and babies after leaving the hospital, breastfeeding support, baby weights, baby lab work for jaundice, Cesarean birth incision site care for moms.

    AIDS questions and information

    Child safety

    Doula labor support

    Infant health and nutrition

    Parenting education and support