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Birth Center

Restricted visiting guidelines

One healthy support person is allowed during the hospital stay. This support person can be a partner, family member, friend or doula. Learn more about guidelines for your labor and delivery support person.

Allina Health Birth Center tours have been cancelled until further notice. Birth Center RNs are available to answer your questions. Please call 763-684-7025 to schedule your conversation.

Coronavirus: What expecting and new parents should know

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Welcome

The Birth Center rooms are designed to assist in making the birth of a baby a joyous and memorable occasion. All stages of childbirth (labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum) occur in the same private room. This efficient approach greatly benefits our mothers, who appreciate remaining in the same room throughout the birth experience. Mothers who deliver by cesarean birth are accompanied to the operating room by an obstetrical nurse. After the birth and recovery from surgery, the mother returns to the Birth Center for care.

Our staff

Beyond the pleasant setting and the one-room approach, the Birth Center is staffed by a team of specialized nurses. This group focuses on moms during each stage of labor, and offers well-informed follow up education as the parents prepare for taking their new baby home.

Access to newborn specialists

Our new virtual care partnership with newborn specialists at Children's Minnesota gives you added peace of mind if your baby has any health concerns. Using audio and video technology, District One Hospitals doctors can consult in real time with a newborn specialist at Children's. From there, both care teams can decide on the best care plan for your newborn and determine if he or she should be transferred to another hospital for specialized care. 

The extras

Our spa like robes and Jacuzzi tubs will help you feel pampered. We provide a parent education booklet and are available to answer all your questions before bringing your baby home. Newborn photographs are offered through Our 365 and features online ordering - friends and family are able to view and place their own orders as well. In addition, a candle-lit dinner for two is provided in the privacy of your room to celebrate this most important family event. We are proud to be a part of your birth experience.

Classes, tours and support groups

Are you prepared for your birth experience? 

Whether this is your first baby or you are welcoming another addition to your family,you will find our classes helpful. Our classes are taught by Allina Health Parent Educators who are committed to prepare you for the birth experience. Our classes are offered to meet your needs, with weekday classes held in the evening or weekend classes on Saturdays. 

Childbirth Preparation. Covers what to expect during labor and delivery plus infant care and breastfeeding. Choose to attend a series of three weekday evening classes or a one-day class on a Saturday. 

Breastfeeding Basics and Hospital Tour. A one evening class for women not taking the Childbirth Preparation class or who would like more information about breastfeeding.

For questions or to register, call 507-497-3518 or email startingtogether@allina.com.