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

Do I need a birth plan to deliver at The Mother Baby Center?

Here’s the great news about delivering at The Mother Baby Center—as a collaboration of Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota, we’re here to safely accommodate your needs and preferences. A birth plan is one way to communicate those needs and preferences to your birth team—and help clarify them for yourself—but it’s certainly not a requirement. Keep … Continued

When Baby Comes Early: Kate & Solomon’s Story

Kate never expected to deliver her baby at 30 weeks pregnant. She and her husband Brett had just completed birthing classes and a tour of The Mother Baby Center, thinking they still had plenty of time to prepare for the birth of their baby boy. At her 30-week appointment, however, Kate’s doctor, Daniel Chow, told … Continued