Postpartum Depression: It’s Ok to Talk About It

Postpartum depression (PPD) is an important topic that we at The Mother Baby Center take very seriously. We want mothers to know that there is no need to suffer in silence. While new mothers may go through a variety of emotions after their baby is born, like joy and contentment, difficult feelings, like sadness, fatigue, … Continued

To Doula, or not to Doula?

In the early stages of your pregnancy, you may want to decide if a doula is best for you. But what exactly is a doula? And what benefits can they offer you? The word “doula”– pronounced ‘doo-la’ is a Greek word meaning ‘woman servant or caregiver.’ In recent years, a doula has come to be … Continued

Breastfeeding and Your Baby: Getting Started

Doctors agree that breastfeeding is best for babies. But many mothers can find nursing challenging. That’s why Mother Baby Center, a partnership between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota, provides access to certified lactation consultants. These experts offer support and guidance to help you get started breastfeeding and bonding with your baby right away. Even if … Continued

Is a water birth right for me?

The Mother Baby Center was created as a collaboration between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota to, in part, give expecting mothers more options when it comes to labor and delivery. A water birth is one of the options we’re proud to offer at our Minneapolis and St. Paul locations. For moms like Lani, it can … Continued