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An award-winning birthing center in Saint Paul

New parents have many choices, and your birth center is one of the most important ones. Choosing Regions Hospital Birth Center means great medical care. It means choosing a place that makes you and your family feel comfortable and welcome.

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See for yourself. Birth Center tours are offered multiple days a week.
At Regions Hospital Birth Center, we recognize and honor your choices. We’re ready to handle every birth, from epidurals to unmedicated birth to water birth and everything in between.
Awards and recognition
Regions America's 50 Best Hospitals 2018 Award
A Baby-Friendly USA Hospital Award
Meet your birth center care team

Board-certified obstetricians, certified nurse midwives and experienced nurses make up your care team. Neonatologists from Children’s Hospital staff our Special Care Nursery. And HealthPartners pediatricians care for your baby. We also have translators on staff.

Birth center care options

Your choices are important to us. That’s why we offer many different pain management options, c-section deliveries that put moms and babies first, lactation support services and a Special Care Nursery.

For every step of the birth journey
1. Support from day one

It’s never too early to get great care. You’re welcome to make an appointment the moment you think you might be pregnant. Call OB-GYN clinic at 952-967-7619.

The myHealthyPregnancy app might also be helpful. Use the app to get pregnancy information, keep track of appointments and count kicks. Get the app.

2. Preparing for birth
Tour the birth center, take classes and get great care.
We offer prenatal classes and tours that can help you prepare for delivery. You’ll also have a chance to meet the midwives and make sure your car seat is ready.

Come to this 90-minute session for expectant mothers. Learn more about breastfeeding before your baby arrives. Call 651-293-8176 to sign up.

Amma Parenting Center is the exclusive provider of prenatal classes for Regions Hospital families.

View classes and sign up

Did you know that parents who participate in group prenatal classes are less likely to experience postpartum depression? They’re also likely to report high satisfaction with their prenatal care. At HealthPartners, we call our group prenatal care Partners in Pregnancy. It’s a holistic, group-based education program that’s led by a certified nurse-midwife and designed just for expecting parents. To register or for more information, call 651-293-8303.

Partners in Pregnancy

Research shows that mothers’ fears of labor are reduced when they use a few practices of mindfulness – focusing on the present rather than remembering the past or worrying about the future. CNM Kris Tromiczak teaches a nine-week Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting class offered through Regions Hospital Birth Center. To learn more, visit her Mindful Birthing website.

Share your experience with other new parents, ask questions and build a support system. We offer classes in four-week sessions. Classes meet on Fridays from 2:30 - 4 p.m. in the North Oaks conference room. Cost is $40 for each four-week session. Scholarships are available, if needed. Call 651-254-3580 to register. 

January 12 - February 2
February 9 - March 2
March 9 - March 30
April 6 - April 27
May 4 - May 25 
June 1 - June 22
July 6 - July 27
August 10 - August 31
September 7 - September 28
October 5 - November 2
November 30 - December 21

Attend one of our free clinics to learn how to correctly install and use child and booster car seats. To make an appointment, call 651-357-2798

2019 car seat clinics schedule

Spend an hour with our midwives and other members of our care team to learn more about their care approaches. This event is free, and you don’t have to register. Call 651-293-8114 for more information and if you have questions.

View Meet the Midwives schedule

3. Labor and delivery

Whatever your birth plan, Regions is the place to be. Supportive partners, families and doulas are welcome. And you’ll have a full range of care options. You’ll find many different ways to manage your pain, from natural methods like aromatherapy, to nitrous oxide, to epidurals We perform gentle cesarean deliveries, if necessary. And we have a high rate of VBAC deliveries. That way, you get the birth experience that’s right for you and your baby.

4. Postpartum care

After delivery, there’s time for skin-to-skin contact and bonding. In fact, our birth center was among the first hospital birth centers to make skin-to-skin bonding time a standard practice, as well as practices like delayed cord clamping and breastfeeding right away. We also focus on helping new parents learn how to take care of their babies. Newborns get care from HealthPartners pediatricians, and moms get breastfeeding support from certified lactation consultants. If needed, we also have a Special Care Nursery with neonatal staff who are dedicated to caring for babies. And if you have questions? 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.

Related specialties
Midwives

We have the longest-standing midwife practice in the Twin Cities. Our certified nurse-midwives work together with your care team.

Breastfeeding

The lactation consultants at our breastfeeding center offer education, support and other care services.

Obstetrics and gynecology

From childbirth to menopause, our doctors care for you during all your life stages.