The Birthplace at Fairview Southdale Hospital

Delivering an Exceptional Birth Experience

The Birthplace staff has helped women deliver tens of thousands of babies, but we still view every birth as unique. We work closely with you and your healthcare provider to support the choices you make in your birth plan, to ensure your experience is exceptional. 


Fairview Southdale Hospital 6401 France Ave. S Edina, MN 55435


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. 

The Birthplace offers additional amenities for new moms and their babies including certified nurse lactation consultants for breastfeeding assistance and support, a variety of birthing aids, water births, photography, convenient access to Fairview Pharmacies and more. 

We’re pleased to now offer our patients the choice of certified nurse midwives for labor and delivery from Fairview – Paul Larson Clinic. You can also meet the Fairview midwives, learn about their services and view patient stories.

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. Find a clinic near you

Want to know more about us? Take a tour of The Birthplace 

You’re invited to join us for a tour and learn how we can help make your birth experience extraordinary. Register now.

Onsite critical care for newborns

Should your newborn arrive early or need advanced care, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is located near The Birthplace. Care is provided around the clock by specially trained neonatal nurse practitioners who work in partnership with University of Minnesota Physicians' neonatologists.

If your baby needs the highest level of care available, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital—located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, campus in Minneapolis—has a Level IV NICU. 

What if you need special care for a high-risk pregnancy?

Specialists at University of Minnesota Medical Center'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.