Locations

The Mother Baby Center provides care to families in three convenient locations across the Twin Cities metro area.

Minneapolis

The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children’s Minnesota
902 East 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Watch our virtual tour

Welcome to The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children’s Minnesota! 

While we are not offering scheduled tours at this time, our virtual tour videos are a great alternative to see everything our birthing centers have to offer. 

Getting here

In an emergency, you should always call 9-1-1.
For non-emergency medical transportation, call Allina Health emergency medical services at 651-222-0555.
For security/personal escorts, call 612-863-5416.

A dedicated entrance to The Mother Baby Center is located at 902 East 26th Street Minneapolis, MN 55404, between 10th Avenue S and Chicago Avenue.

Expecting moms can be dropped off at the main entrance, where there will be a concierge who can direct them to the check-in desk on the third floor.

The main entrance to The Mother Baby Center is open:
Monday – Saturday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After hours, pull up to the main entrance and use the phone to access Security. They will immediately let you in. Proceed to the third floor of The Mother Baby Center.

Once you pull into The Mother Baby Center, you can follow the roundabout to the main entrance for drop off, or you can park in the Blue/26th Street visitor ramp (to the right of the main entrance).

Families and visitors may park in the Blue/26th Street visitor ramp adjacent to The Mother Baby Center. From there, take the South elevators to the first floor and walk outside to the main entrance.

Discount ramp exit tickets and temporary parking permits are available to purchase at the Children’s Minnesota cashier on the second floor or at Abbott Northwestern’s valet parking office, located in the main entrance lobby. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Minneapolis Anesthesia Partners is proud to be designated as a Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Center of Excellence (COE). Minneapolis Anesthesia Partners provides anesthesia care at The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children’s Minnesota.

Available Here

The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children’s Minnesota provides the following amenities to ensure a comfortable, warm, and calm environment for your delivery:

  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi access
  • iPod® doc (compatible with iPods and older iPhones. Newer iPhones or other equipment will require an adaptor or other audio equipment)
  • A fold-out couch or recliner available for your partner
  • A luggage cart with lockable safe that holds all of your belongings and moves with you from room to room
  • Private bathroom with a shower or a tub/shower combination
  • A small refrigerator (no freezer)

Family memories are born at The Mother Baby Center. We recognize the important roles loved ones will play in your baby’s life and welcome them to share in this experience. We have the following spaces that allow family members and friends to participate while still giving baby and parents the time and privacy they need to bond as well:

Celebration Plaza

A gathering and waiting area for patients, families and visitors, the Celebration Plaza has a child’s play area and beautiful interactive pieces of art to keep your little ones entertained.

Large waiting and relaxation areas are on the second and fourth floors of The Mother Baby Center. 

Interfaith chapel

An interfaith chapel is located on the first floor at Children’s Minnesota, and the interfaith Ewe Memorial Chapel is located on the first floor at Abbott Northwestern. Chaplains are available to support the special spiritual needs of patients and families. 

Children’s Minnesota Spiritual Care | Abbott Northwestern chaplaincy services 

Healing Garden

Open to the public, the Healing Garden is located outside the entryway of the Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center on the corner of Chicago Avenue and 26th Street. The Healing Garden contains a family of animals created out of Minnesota granite. The forms are smooth and rounded like large beach stones with textured areas inviting children and adults to touch, hug, play, and interact.

Meet the sculptors behind our Healing Garden pieces.

Other outside spaces have bike racks, outdoor games, and benches for visitors and guests.

Should you choose to bring a patient a gift, the following gift shops are on site at The Mother Baby Center: 

Storybook Gift Shop – Children’s Minnesota

Storybook Gift Shop, located in the second floor skyway at Children’s Minnesota, sells toys, balloons, books, cards, gifts and personal items. All profits are donated to programs and services at Children’s Minnesota.

Storybook Gift Shop hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For phone orders or other information, call 612-813-6855.

The Gift Shop at Abbott Northwestern

The Gift Shop offers a large selection of cards, stuffed toys, balloons, fresh flowers, paperback books, baby items, candies and more. It is located across the street from The Mother Baby Center in the Courage Kenny lobby of Abbott Northwestern.

The Gift Shop hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

To send a patient flowers or a gift, call 612-863-4325.

Marketplace – Children’s Minnesota

Marketplace is a convenience store on the second floor of the Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center. It offers basic sundries, food, logo wear, infant and breastfeeding supplies, and other health-related products as well as retail pharmacy.

Marketplace hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What’s for dinner? When your visitors pose this question, you can point them to a variety of dining options. The following list is in order of proximity to The Mother Baby Center:

At Your Service

At Your Service is a personalized dining service in which patients can order their meals off a restaurant-style menu. Visitors and guests of patients may also order At Your Service meals delivered to the patient’s room. See the At Your Service card in the patient welcome packet for instructions and pricing.

Starz Café

Located on the first floor of Children’s Minnesota near the Welcome Center, the Starz Café provides a delicious deli, salad bar, hot entrées, dine-in or take-out.

Starz Café hours:

Monday-Friday

  • 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • 1:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Weekends and holidays

  • 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • 3 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

For more information, please call 612-813-6213.

Jazzman’s Café

Located on the second floor of Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center in Marketplace, Jazzman’s Café serves specialty coffee, tea, smoothies, pastries, soup, salad, and sandwiches.

Jazzman’s Café hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jazzman’s Café is closed on holidays.

For more information, please call 612-813-7416.

Vending machines

Vending machines are located at The Mother Baby Center on the second floor and Children’s Minnesota on the first floor (between the Interfaith Chapel and Emergency Department) and on the lower level (near the hospital elevators).

Hospital cafeteria at Abbott Northwestern

The Abbott Northwestern cafeteria is located on the lower level of the lobby of the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and is accessible either by escalator or elevator during these hours:

Hospital cafeteria hours:

Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Hot breakfast: 6:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
  • Hot lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m

  • Continental breakfast: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Waffle bar: 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Brunch: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information and daily specials, please call 612-863-4895.

Skyway Café

Located at the top of Abbott Northwestern’s main lobby staircase on the second floor near the Heart Hospital, the Skyway Café offers coffee drinks and other beverages, as well as salads, sandwiches and a variety of pastries during the following hours:

Skyway Café hours:

  • Open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Midtown Global Market

More than 50 vendors offer the finest selection of produce, delicacies, prepared foods, grocery items, and specialty gifts from around the globe.

For more information, please visit www.midtownglobalmarket.org

The Mother Baby Center was built to accommodate mom and babies plus members of your family who want to share in your special journey. If your family needs more space, lodging is available nearby.

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown

Address:
1101 4th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
http://www.minneapolisdowntown.hgi.com/

$89.00 rate includes free valet parking and free hospital shuttle service
Reservations: 612-339-6633, ask for Abbott Northwestern Hospital preferred rate.

St. Paul

The Mother Baby Center at United Hospital and Children’s Minnesota
345 Smith Ave N. 
St. Paul, MN 55102

Watch our virtual tour

Welcome to The Mother Baby Center at United Hospital and Children’s Minnesota! 

While we are not offering in-person scheduled tours at this time, our virtual tour videos and Q&A sessions are great alternatives to learn about everything our birthing center has to offer.

Getting Here

In an emergency, you should always call 9-1-1.
For non-emergency medical transportation, call Allina Health emergency medical services at 651-222-0555.
For security/personal escort, call 612-863-5416.

A dedicated entrance to The Mother Baby Center is located at 345 Smith Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55102

The Mother Baby Center offers a convenient main entrance and drop-off location that is separate from United’s main entrance. Please use the dedicated entrance in front for dropping off expecting moms or visitors. You can also use this entrance after you’ve parked.

Expecting moms should check in at the Children’s Minnesota welcome desk. Then you will be directed to The Mother Baby Center entrance. Upon arrival, moms will be admitted and directed to the appropriate area.

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Available Here

The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota provides the following amenities to ensure a comfortable, warm, and calm environment for your delivery:

  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi access
  • iPod® doc (compatible with iPods and older iPhones. Newer iPhones or other equipment will require an adaptor or other audio equipment)
  • A fold-out couch or recliner available for your partner
  • A luggage cart with lockable safe that holds all of your belongings and moves with you from room to room
  • Private bathroom with a shower or a tub/shower combination
  • A small refrigerator (no freezer)

Family memories are born at The Mother Baby Center. We recognize the important roles loved ones will play in your baby’s life and welcome them to share in this experience. We have the following spaces that allow family members and friends to participate while still giving baby and parents the time and privacy they need to bond as well:

Quiet room

The quiet room in The Mother Baby Center is a special, private space where families can gather for cultural celebrations, reflection and honor ceremonies. The quiet room is located on the first floor.

Interfaith chapel

An interfaith chapel is located on the fourth floor at United Hospital and is always open for prayer and meditation. Chaplains are also available to support the special spiritual needs of patients and families.

Goff and Boysen Memorial and Honoring Garden

With a natural canopy formed by an ash tree and paths lined with flowers, shrubs and trees of various colors and fragrances, the Goff and Boysen Memorial and Honoring Garden at United Hospital offers a quiet place for meditation, reflection and remembrance.

Should you choose to bring a patient a gift, the following gift shop is on site at The Mother Baby Center:

The Gift Shop, located in United’s main lobby, is unlike any hospital gift shop you have ever seen. Patients, visitors, and hospital staff are surprised with unusual gifts, fabulous books, fun toys, non-traditional holiday items, and the most current trends in seasonal decorating. We also carry the usual items such as flowers, balloons, candy, cards, magazines, and toiletries. All proceeds benefit United Hospital.

Gift Shop hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 3:45 p.m.

For phone orders or other information, call 612-241-8186 or email [email protected]. We also have an online gift shop for your convenience.

To protect your privacy, please do not email us your credit card information.

What’s for dinner? When your visitors pose this question, you can point them to a variety of dining options. AMEX, Discover, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted at all locations; no checks.

Breakaway Café

Located on the first floor of United adjacent to the Gift Shop and main lobby, the Breakaway Café is a full-service café with many options, including sauté skillet meals, freshly made pizza, made-to-order hot sandwiches, a full salad bar, entrée service line, and grill break.

Breakaway Café hours:

Monday-Friday:

  • 1:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.
  • 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday:

  • 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Euro Deli

The Euro Deli is located in the cafeteria and offers deli-style sandwiches, salads, specials coffees, lattes, and smoothies.

The Euro Deli hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At Your Request

At Your Request dining service is similar to hotel-style room service—patients order what they want to eat when they want it. Hospital guests can also enjoy At Your Request dining. Please refer to the menu in your room for meal prices.

At Your Request hours:

Room service operators are available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every day.
Patients can reach an At Your Request dining operator by calling 651-241-6368 (1-6368).

The Children’s Minnesota Café

Located adjacent to the Children’s Minnesota emergency department, the Children’s Minnesota Café offers a variety of meals and snack items. To see this week’s full menu, visit the Children’s Minnesota website.

The Children’s Minnesota Café hours:

Monday-Friday

  • Breakfast: 7:15 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Vending machines

Vending machines are available in both cafeterias and on the first floor of the Garden View Medical Building.

The Mother Baby Center was built to accommodate mom and babies, and members of your family who want to share in your special journey. If your family needs more space, lodging is available nearby.

Lipschultz Guest Rooms at the Holiday Inn, St. Paul Downtown

A unique service for visitors and families, United Hospital offers the Lipschultz Guest Rooms at the Holiday Inn to accommodate patient family needs. For family and friends who need the convenience of overnight accommodations close to United Hospital, the Lipschultz Guest Rooms at the Holiday Inn offers rooms at a discounted rate along with a free shuttle service between the hospital and the hotel.

Guests who wish to secure a reservation at the Lipschultz Guest Rooms at the Holiday Inn should contact Guest Services at 651-241-4600.

Coon Rapids

The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota
4020 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Watch our virtual tour

Welcome to The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota! 

While we are not offering scheduled tours at this time, our virtual tour videos are a great alternative to see everything our birthing centers have to offer. 

Getting Here

In an emergency, you should always call 9-1-1.
For non-emergency medical transportation, call Allina Health Emergency Medical Services at 651-222-0555.
For Security/Personal Escort, call 612-863-5416.

A dedicated entrance to The Mother Baby Center is located at 4020 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433.

Please use the dedicated entrance in front of The Mother Baby Center for dropping off expecting moms or visitors. You can also use this entrance after you’ve parked.

Expecting moms should check in at the first floor desk. This is where moms will be admitted and provided with directions to the appropriate area of the center.

The Mother Baby Center
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Available Here

The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota provides the following amenities to ensure a comfortable, warm and calm environment for your delivery:

  • SmartTV
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi access
  • iPod® doc (compatible with iPods and older iPhones. Newer iPhones or other equipment will require an adaptor or other audio equipment)
  • A fold-out couch or recliner available for your partner
  • A luggage cart with lockable safe that holds all of your belongings and moves with you from room to room
  • Private bathroom with a shower or a tub/shower combination
  • A small refrigerator (no freezer)

Family memories are born at The Mother Baby Center. We recognize the important role loved ones will play in your baby’s life and welcome them to share in this experience. We have spaces that allow family members and friends to participate while still giving you and your baby the time and privacy needed to bond.

Interfaith chapels

Chapels are conveniently located on the main floor at Mercy Hospital and are always open for prayer and meditation. Chaplains are available to support the special spiritual needs of patients and families.

Hope Garden

Mercy Hospital’s Hope Garden is an outdoor space featuring a special sculpture representing wishes of comfort, hope and healing.

The Mercy Gift Shop

The Mercy Gift Shop, located on the first floor of the hospital near the main east entrance features a wide selection of greeting cards, gift items, angels, jewelry, magazines, and other necessities. A beautiful selection of fresh-cut floral arrangements and seasonal gifts are available directly from the gift shop.

The Mercy Gift Shop hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To send a gift, visit Mercy Hospital’s website or call 763-236-8160.

Please keep our health guidelines in mind when purchasing gifts for your loved ones.

At The Mother Baby Center, we offer a variety of dining options:

At Your Request

At Your Request dining service is similar to hotel-style room service—patients order what they want to eat, when they want it. Please refer to the menu in your room for meal prices, and ask for assistance in selecting items that meet the dietary requirements outlined by your physician.

Room service operators are available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every day.

Patients can reach an At Your Request dining operator by calling 1-6368.

Mercy Hospital Cafeteria

Located on the first floor between the emergency department and the east lobby, the Mercy Hospital Cafeteria features a wide variety of delicious and healthful meal options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Weekly menus are posted at the cafeteria entrance, and ready-to-go salads, sandwiches, and other snacks are available between meal times. Credit cards are accepted. No checks.

Cafeteria hours:

  • Open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit Mercy Hospital’s website.

Mercy Coffee Shop

Located on the first floor of Mercy near the main east entrance next to the Mercy Gift Shop, the Mercy Coffee Shop offers a selection of beverages and pastries. Credit cards are accepted. No checks.

Coffee Shop hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vending machines

Vending machines are available near the Mercy Hospital Cafeteria entrance.

The Mother Baby Center was built to accommodate mom and babies, and also members of your family who want to share in your special journey. If your family needs more space, lodging is available nearby.

For more information, please stop at the hospital information desk or call 763-236-8111 between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.