Delivering an Exceptional Birth Experience
The Birthplace staff has helped women deliver thousands of babies, but we still view every birth as unique. We work closely with you and your health care provider to support the choices you make in your birth plan, to ensure your experience is exceptional.
Your comfort and convenience matter to us
We’ve designed modern, private and secure birthing and postpartum rooms. They come equipped with the latest technology, assuring the best for you and your baby. Rooms also include free Wi-Fi so you can immediately announce your happy news.
What newborn care and support can you expect?
After your baby’s birth, our experienced baby specialists will help you learn how to care for your baby. You’ll learn important tips that are fascinating and even sometimes fun. Certified, caring lactation consultants are on hand to assist and support you for successful breastfeeding.
Are you pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant?
If you’re looking for a physician to care for you during the planning phases of your pregnancy, while you're pregnant and after you give birth, we partner with many outstanding health care providers in the area. Use our website to find a clinic near you, or call our OB Intake Nurse Deb Hall, 651-982-7135. If you have just learned you are pregnant, Deb will answer your questions and help match you with the physician that's right for you.
Read our prenatal teaching guide
Whether you are newly pregnant or about to give birth, our free prenatal teaching guide will help you prepare for the arrival of your child. Written by Birthplace professionals, the guide contains valuable information and pointers to help you give your baby the best possible start in life. To obtain a printed version of the guide, call Sheila Humphrey, 612-672-7910.
You’re invited to join us for a special event at The Birthplace. You can tour The Birthplace and learn how we can help make your birth experience extraordinary. The Birthplace care team and exhibitors will be glad to answer your questions about:
• Choosing a doctor for your baby
• Classes (before baby and after baby)
• Additional services for moms and babies
• After baby services for new moms
Register for Evening at the Birthplace or call 612-672-7272.
Critical care for newborns
Should your baby arrive early or need advanced care, he or she can be transported to the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Care is provided around the clock by specially trained neonatal nurse practitioners who work in partnership with University of Minnesota Physicians' neonatologists.
What if you need special care for a high-risk pregnancy?
Specialists at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview’s three Maternal-Fetal Medicine Centers provide care for pregnant women who are — or who have a high risk of — experiencing a medically complicated pregnancy.
News and Events
Parents in birth and family education classes will have the chance to take a tour of The BIrthplace as part of the class. Call Fairview OnCall to request a registration form, 612-672-7272.
We also offer tours by appointment for those not attending birth classes. To schedule a personal tour, call 651-982-7910.
Evening at the Birthplace
Four times each year we invite expectant parents to tour the Birthplace as part of our free Evening at the Birthplace event. Call 612-672-7272 to see when the next Evening at The Birthplace is scheduled.
Registration is required. Call 612-672-7272 to reserve your space.