Our obstetrician and gynecologists, certified nurse midwives and women’s health nurse practitioners specialize in caring for women. These medical experts are trained to care for women with both uncomplicated pregnancies and those which are medically complex. In addition, we have maternal-fetal medicine specialists who collaborate with our clinicians to ensure that women with the most medically challenging issues get the best of care.
Family Centered Maternity Care
Our board certified pediatric doctors and nurses are committed to making sure the "little elves" they care for every day grow up healthy and strong. We believe that "big futures" are achieved by partnering with parents and families and providing care that is focused on their needs. The families we serve come from many cultural and ethnic groups. Interpreters are alway available to meet the needs of our non-English speaking families. Several permanent staff members are also bilingual.
We offer routine services including well child exams and vaccinations as well as walk-in care for when your child is sick. We also have experience and expertise in treating a wide variety of serious and life-threatening health conditions. We see patients at the Hennepin Healthcare Pediatric Clinic located downtown as well s several of our neighborhood clinics. Our Patients in Transition program provides the support to make the hump from pediatric care into adult care.
Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is part of a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). In order to become Baby-Friendly, a hospital must implement the "Ten Steps" and follow the "WHO code". Baby-Friendly USA is the accrediting organization and HCMC underwent a 2 day site visit to confirm that the required practice changes are now standard of care for the Birth Center.
Baby-Friendly care means:
- We put family-centered care into practice by respecting every family’s choices about their upcoming birth experience. We provide consistent and accurate information so that mother’s can make informed choices.
- We individually educate each expectant mother about the benefits of breastfeeding, how to recognize infant feeding cues and soothe their babies.
- We make sure that mother and baby have skin-to-skin contact immediately after both vaginal and cesarean deliveries to promote the bonding and health benefits for moms and babies.
- We room mothers and babies together throughout their hospital stay.
- All families are taught how to safely feed their babies.
We offer you a full spectrum of maternity care options at every stage of your pregnancy. Providing exceptional patient-centered care for expectant mothers is the most important thing we do here at Hennepin Healthcare.
Childbirth Education & Tours
We invite you to take a free tour of the Birth Center and meet our staff. If you need an interpreter for the tour, please make sure to select the appropriate language in the form below.
This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read our FAQs about hospital-based clinics to learn more.