Regions Hospital Doctors & Specialties Birth Center Birth Center care options
Helping you write your birth story by honoring and recognizing your childbirth choices

When you choose a birth center, you’re choosing how to start the next chapter of your family’s life story. And we know you have unique needs and a special birth plan in mind.

Our care team is here to support your family, your choices and your traditions, and we see your birth plan as an important way for you to share your hopes for childbirth. We offer a range of innovative birth services so that you can have your birth, your way – and with peace of mind, too.

Compromising your health and comfort is not an option

The Regions Hospital Family Birth Center is designed to make labor, delivery and postpartum care comfortable and comforting. Our private birthing suites offer gorgeous sunlit views, hotel-style bathrooms, and come equipped with large hydrotherapy tubs that can be used for laboring and soaking post-delivery.

We also have four private, boutique water birthing suites with luxurious and spacious tubs right in your room, plus a private shower. Also, every room is designed for your family’s comfort and convenience with flat screen TVs, personal refrigerator and milk storage spaces, high-speed Wi-Fi, and much more.

And what about the people who support you? We welcome partners, doulas, supportive family members and friends. In fact, we have large gathering spaces designed just for families waiting to meet their newest members.

Get more details on the care, environment and amenities you can expect.
Choosing how you want to labor and deliver your baby
Innovative pain management options

To help you manage pain throughout labor and delivery in the way that works best for you, we support you with a range of pain management options – from unmedicated births to epidurals. Options include:

  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Meditation
  • Hypnosis
  • Soaking in your hydrotherapy tub or private shower
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Opioids or analgesics, including fentanyl
  • Intrathecal narcotics (ITNs)
  • Epidurals
Water birth

Since 2010, water birth has been a birthing option at Regions Hospital Family Birth Center. Having a water birth means planning to deliver your baby in the large hydrotherapy tub in your private room. But whether you plan on a water birth or not, you can always use the large hydrotherapy tub in your room for laboring pain management and soaking post-delivery.

C-section births

If necessary, we can perform cesarean births, which are often called C-sections. We believe in gentle C-section deliveries. This means that we believe in making C-sections more family-centered, helping moms feel like they’re part of the process. For you, this would mean planning skin-to-skin bonding time right away, and starting to breastfeed right away if that’s what you’d like to do. This approach aims to keep your partner involved early on, too.

Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

Many moms want to try for a vaginal birth after having a cesarean, and we have a very high rate of successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) deliveries. And that may be you this time around. If you’re interested in trying a vaginal delivery after having had a cesarean, start by talking with your OB-GYN or midwife.

High-risk pregnancies

If you have a more complex pregnancy, our expert team is prepared to take care of you and your baby. You’ll get peace of mind knowing that Regions Hospital offers the most advanced treatments just in case things don’t go as planned. Our birth center has a dedicated space for high-risk births. Plus, Regions Hospital is home to the east metro’s only Level 1 trauma center for adults and children, and has a nationally recognized specialty care team that can deliver the highest level of care.

Post-delivery care at our birth center is family-centered. We’re a certified Baby-Friendly USA Hospital, which means that we do everything possible to help moms and babies bond right after birth.

Support for lactation and breastfeeding

We respect your right to choose whether to breastfeed, and we offer help and coaching if you need it. That means offering lactation support services from a certified lactation consultant, and making donor breast milk available, if needed.

Pediatric care

HealthPartners pediatricians are available to care for newborns. And kids’ health care continues throughout your stay and after you leave the hospital. That way, we help you and your new baby get off to the best start possible. If your baby needs extra care, we’re ready too. Neonatologists from Children’s Hospital staff our Level 2 NICU.

Get started by finding an OB-GYN or midwife for prenatal care

If you’d like to deliver your baby at Regions Hospital Family Birth Center, the first step is to select an OB-GYN or midwife for prenatal care. They can help you choose your birth plan and help make sure you and baby are healthy and developing well throughout your pregnancy. Learn more about our doctors and midwives, and find a clinic for prenatal care by clicking the link below.