Regions Hospital Doctors & Specialties Birth Center
Here to care for you and your baby

Our birth center is continuing to care for families, and we’re taking many steps to keep all our patients – including and especially our littlest ones – safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We require all patients and visitors to wear a mask or face covering while in our hospitals. We’re also screening all patients and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19.

Visitors are currently limited in our hospitals and birth centers:

  • Birth center patients can have two support persons (including a doula). 
  • Newborn and special care nursery patients can be visited by their parents and/or legal guardians.

If you are sick, you will not be allowed to visit patients.

For questions about your personal pregnancy care, please call your clinic. For more information on COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 information page for expectant mothers

Soon, you’ll be welcoming a new baby or babies into the world. It’s the beginning of a new chapter, where love, adventure and memories await. And your birth center – the place you’ll meet your little bundle for the first time – is where that next part of your family’s story gets its start.

Regions Hospital Family Birth Center has a long history of providing award-winning care in Minnesota. Here medical expertise meets a birth experience designed to make labor, delivery and postpartum care comfortable and comforting. In the summer of 2020, our new, state-of-the-art, 160,000-square foot birthing center in downtown St. Paul opened to welcome your most precious deliveries.

The Family Birth Center is located in the southeast part of Regions Hospital. Park in the southeast ramp, which is accessible via E 12th Street, and is reserved for birth center families and visitors only.

   

Our address is: Southeast Section, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101

Hello, world: Meet the newest addition to the Regions Hospital family

We know you have unique needs and a special birth plan in mind. The Regions Hospital Family Birth Center in St. Paul is designed to give you and your family comfort, tranquility, and expert care from start to finish. But what exactly can you expect when you’re expecting to give birth here? Here’s a little look:

  • Expert care at every stage of your birthing experience, with access to board-certified OB-GYNs, certified nurse-midwives, labor and delivery nurses, certified lactation consultants, pediatricians, and so many others who are experienced in the birthing process.
  • Luxurious labor and delivery, and postpartum suites designed for privacy, comfort and helping you have the birth experience – including water births – you’re hoping for.
  • Expanded Level 2 NICU with a private, adjoining family space and bathroom to keep your family connected and comfortable if your baby needs intensive care.
  • Minnesota’s first enhanced couplet care rooms to keep you and baby close in the event that they need a little extra care.
  • Large family waiting areas with high-speed Wi-Fi and play space for kids to keep everyone comfy throughout their time at the hospital.
Get more details on the care, environment and amenities you can expect.
Helping you write your birth story by honoring your choices from Day One

When you choose where you’ll give birth, you’re choosing how to start the next chapter of your family’s story. We’re here to help you do just that, by recognizing and honoring your birth choices. From epidurals to unmedicated water births and everything in between, we’re ready to help you have the birth experience you’re hoping for – starting long before you’re ready to deliver.

Supporting you at every step of your birth journey
1. Support from day one

Those two little lines change everything – and it’s never too early to get great care. You can make an appointment as soon as you think you might be pregnant. Find an OB-GYN or midwife at a clinic near you, or call our OB-GYN clinic line at 952-967-7619.

Track your pregnancy journey

The myHealthPregnancy 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.

2. Preparing for birth
Learn new parenting skills and connect with members of the care team
  • Take prenatal classes – Choose from a full range of childbirth classes, including Lamaze, mindful birthing classes and breastfeeding.
  • “Meet the Midwives” – Are you considering a midwife? 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 to attend. Check out the “Meet the Midwives” schedule (PDF) or call 651-293-8191 for more information.
  • Attend a car seat clinic – Attend one of our free clinics to learn how to correctly install and use child and booster car seats. See the 2020 car seat clinics schedule (PDF). To make an appointment, call 651-357-2798.
3. Labor and delivery

With a range of labor and delivery care 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.

When it comes to pain management, we offer a range of options – from natural methods like aromatherapy to nitrous oxide to epidurals. In addition to vaginal births, we’re able to perform gentle cesarean deliveries, if necessary. And we also have a high rate of successful vaginal births after cesarean (VBACs).

4. Postpartum care

Once baby arrives, get the care, support and guidance you need to take care of yourself and your baby. As a Baby-Friendly USA Hospital, you can expect time for skin-to-skin contact and bonding – a practice that our birth center was among the first to make a standard practice.

You’ll also get breastfeeding support right away with help from certified lactation consultations, and your baby will get care from HealthPartners pediatricians. If your baby needs extra care, we’re ready too. Neonatologists from Children’s Hospital staff our Level 2 NICU.

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.

Get the scoop on the birthing experience you can expect

From luxurious private suites and sunlit views of St. Paul, to spaces equipped to handle the kind of birth you want and the ranging levels of care you and your baby may need, our birth center was designed with you in mind.

Meet your birth center care team

No matter your birth plan, your care team is created to help give you the experience you want, and the care you and baby need. You’ll have access to board-certified OB-GYNs, certified nurse-midwives, experienced nurses, pediatricians, translators, and so many others.

Learn more about your labor and delivery 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, our Level 2 NICU and more.