Birth Center

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.

Location

HCMC

Orange building, 4th floor

701 Park Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55404.

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.

family with newborn baby

Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation

Mother and Baby, Birth

Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. has declared that HCMC has been designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital.

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.

Birth Preferences

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.

Centering Pregnancy

CenteringPregnancy® is prenatal care in a group setting with other expectant mothers. Groups of 8–12 women are seen together throughout their entire pregnancies. 

Newborn Care

Our pediatricians and family medicine physicians along with residents and nurses are available to provide the appropriate care for your newborn.

Mother-Baby Program

The Mother-Baby Program offers a range of mental health services to support pregnant women and families with children ages 0-5 years old.

Doula Resources

A doula helps mothers and families have a safe, memorable and empowering birth experience.

Interpreter Services

Interpreter services are available in 20 different languages, free of charge, to limited and non-English speaking patients.

"They were engaging with me [through my birth] and supporting me all along."

Childbirth Education & Tours

Childbirth Education Classes and Services

Learn more about our childbirth education opportunities.

 

Birth Center Tours

We invite you to take a free tour of the Birth Center and meet our staff. For tour times, please refer to the Birth Center Tours Schedule.

Hospital-based care

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.

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