Restricted COVID-19 Visiting Guidelines: Starting March 13, we have updated visiting guidelines to protect all patients, visitors and staff due to COVID-19, coronavirus.

If you're visiting mom and baby at The Mother Baby Center: Review Allina Health's guidelines

If you're visiting baby in the neonatal units: Review Children's Minnesota guidelines

Learn more about COVID-19 and pregnancy: The Mother Baby Center COVID-19 Information

Recovering From Childbirth

Your body goes through an intense process during childbirth, and it will need time to recover. At The Mother Baby Center, we will do everything we can to help you through this process.


Your care team at The Mother Baby Center will help you manage your pain so you can have the best results during your recovery. Your nurse will ask you to rate your pain on a scale from zero (no pain) to 10 (worst pain) during your hospital stay. The goal is to keep your pain between a three or four, which is considered to be between “hurts a little bit” and “hurts a little bit more.”

Learn more about pain management during your recovery.


The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing offers integrative therapy services to new moms before, during and after delivery. These services include acupuncture, massage, relaxation techniques, guided imagery and more.

Learn more about The Penny George Institute.


Recovery from childbirth can extend for weeks and even months. If you are experiencing severe pain or emotional symptoms, seek the care of your doctor or health care provider. As you get ready to return home, we'll give you the information you need to continue pain management. Also, before you leave The Mother Baby Center, you will receive information about an Allina Home Health - Mother & Newborn visit. A home health nurse can visit you shortly after returning home, to check in on the health of mom and baby, answer questions about health concerns, healing or infant care, and provide education and support.

Learn more about your recovery.


Babies receive their first pediatric check-up while they’re here. Find a doctor for your baby for the important first two-week visit and beyond.