Birth, labor and delivery options that support all childbirth plans

Choosing the right birth center is an important step in your pregnancy journey. When you give birth at the Regions Hospital Family Birth Center, you and baby will have the support and phenomenal care you deserve.

The Regions Hospital Family Birth Center is designed to make labor, delivery and postpartum care comfortable and comforting. Our private birth, labor and delivery rooms offer gorgeous sunlit views and hotel-style bathrooms that come equipped with large hydrotherapy tubs you can use for laboring and soaking post-delivery. For extra convenience, we also have an attached, covered parking ramp that is reserved for expecting parents and their loved ones. You’ll be just a few steps away from the birth center entrance.

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 guide you through labor and delivery options, choose your birth plan and make sure you and baby are healthy and developing well throughout your pregnancy.

With a range of birthing options at your fingertips – and the ability to have supportive partners, families and doulas by your side – your care team at Regions Hospital Family Birth Center is here to help you have the birth experience you want.

At our birth center, we work hard to make sure that you have a birth experience that reflects your culture and values. We partnered with our community to create an inclusive, loving experience for all families that we serve. From specialized health equity training to having several interpreters on our team, our patients are at the center of everything we do.

You and your family will be as comfortable as possible in our luxury birth center.

Every birth, labor and delivery 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.

Innovative pain management options

Your choices aren’t limited to an unmedicated birth or an epidural. When it comes to pain management, we offer a range of birthing options – from natural methods like aromatherapy to medications like nitrous oxide and more. Your pain management options at Regions Hospital Family Birth Center include:

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

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. We also have four private, boutique water birthing suites with luxurious and spacious tubs right in your room, and a private shower.

C-section birth

If necessary, we can perform cesarean births, which are often called C-sections. We believe in gentle C-section deliveries. This means that we make C-sections more family-centered, including parents more in the process.

For you, this would mean planning skin-to-skin bonding time right away. It also means 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 parents 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. If you’re interested in trying a vaginal delivery after having had a cesarean, start by talking with your OB-GYN or midwife.

Enhanced couplet care rooms

The Regions Hospital Family Birth Center was the first birthing center in Minnesota to have enhanced couplet care rooms. When a baby needs a higher level of care but doesn’t need to go to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), families can stay with their baby in the enhanced couplet care rooms. This helps keep everyone together to promote bonding and health. Studies show that keeping parents and babies together, whenever possible, improves health outcomes for the whole family.


Our birth center has a dedicated space for high-risk births. We’re here for you and your baby under any circumstances, and we’ll provide exceptional care for high-risk births.

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, our maternal-fetal medicine team is prepared to take care of you and your baby. We use the most advanced treatments and techniques to support the health of the whole family. You’ll get peace of mind knowing that the maternal-fetal medicine team will work with you to create a birth plan for even the most complex pregnancies.

Plus, Regions Hospital is home to the east metro’s only Level I trauma center for adults and children, and has a nationally recognized specialty care team that can deliver the highest level of care.

Once baby joins your family, we’ll give you the care, support and guidance you need to take care of yourself and your baby. This includes several classes and events, like prenatal classes, Lamaze, breastfeeding classes and car seat clinics.

Get support throughout your pregnancy right at your fingertips. The myHealthyPregnancy app can help you keep track of your prenatal appointments, get weekly milestone notifications about your pregnancy, count kicks and more. You can get the app for Android or iPhone.

If you have questions before you leave the hospital or after you get home, we’re here for you then, too. All you need to do is pick up your phone and call the BabyLine℠ at 612-333-2229. A specially trained OB-GYN nurse is on call 24/7. It’s free, and you don’t need to be a patient or have HealthPartners insurance.

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.

You will receive help with breastfeeding right away and have access to lactation consultants during your stay.

Pediatric care

Our pediatricians are available to care for newborns. Support for kids’ health care continues throughout your stay and after you leave the hospital. We’ll help you and your new baby get the best medical care from your first moments together and throughout baby’s childhood.

If your baby needs extra care, we’re ready too. Neonatologists from Children’s Hospital staff our Level II NICU.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)