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.
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 childbirth 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
- Intrathecal narcotics (ITNs)
- Nitrous oxide
- Opioids or analgesics
- Soaking in your hydrotherapy tub or private shower
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
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.
Level II NICU
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, our
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
You will receive help with breastfeeding right away and have access to lactation consultants during your stay.
Our pediatricians are available to care for newborns. Support for
If your baby needs extra care, we’re ready too. Neonatologists from Children’s Hospital staff our Level II NICU.