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Resources for pregnancy, labor, birth and parenting

  • Free mobile app

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    Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond is available as a mobile app for the:

    iPhone and iPad app in the Apple Store
    Apple iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®

    Google Play icon
    Android smartphone and tablet

    The free app includes the same content as the book, along with:

    • a personal profile with due date setting
    • baby development illustrations
    • a baby kick tracker tool
    • helpful to-do lists
  • Health information and help


    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.

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    Pregnancy, parenting and infant care


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


    For The Mother Baby Centers of Allina Health and Children's Minnesota (all locations) and St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Allina Health partners with Amma Parenting Center for classes (starting Sept. 1, 2018). Visit Amma Parenting Center's website for classes descriptions, dates/times, locations, fees and registration. ​

    For all other Allina Health birth centers, visit Find Classes/Events.


    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.

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