Birth Center

Are you pregnant? Do you have Medical Assistance? Remember, you have coverage for 12 months after the birth of your baby as long as you live in Minnesota. Find more information on the MN Department of Human Services website.

Specializing in caring for women

At the Birth Center, our obstetricians and gynecologists, certified nurse midwives, family medicine providers, and women’s health nurse practitioners specialize in caring for women. We are trained to care for women with both uncomplicated pregnancies and those who are medically complex. In addition, we have maternal-fetal medicine specialists who collaborate with our clinicians to ensure that women with the most medically challenging issues get the best of care.

The Birth Center

Appointments and questions: 612-873-6963

Labor and urgent concerns: 612-873-4104


I think I am in labor. Who do I call?

Call the nurses at 612-873-4104 before you come, and we can help direct you to the best entrance and place to park.


Patients seen in triage can get a reduced rate parking voucher for either the HCMC or Hospital parking ramps. Patients discharged after delivering their baby will receive a parking voucher to cover the full fee for the same ramps. Please ask your nurse for a voucher or any questions you may have.

Virtual Tour of the Birth Center

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Childbirth Education and Services

Learn more about our childbirth education opportunities.

Meet the Midwives

Sign up to attend a virtual "Meet and Greet" to learn more about our Nurse-Midwife Service and to meet our certified nurse-midwives.

Family-centered maternity care

Hennepin Healthcare is committed to partnering with women and families to create a remarkable birth experience. We know that the birth of a child is a momentous event and recognize what a true honor it is to be a part of that special time. We practice thoughtful, evidence-based care and work with women and families to create an experience that is tailored to their preferences and needs.

We are proud to offer a variety of prenatal and birth experiences. We have compassionate and highly skilled physicians, certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, and nurses to meet every care need. As a part of our commitment to providing exceptional care to women, we train the next generation of healthcare professionals. As Minnesota’s premier teaching hospital, you can expect expert and innovative care.

We invite you to take a free tour of the Birth Center and meet our staff!

Birth providers are here to celebrate with you

Having a baby is a sacred event. Not even a pandemic can take that away. There is so much uncertainty caused by COVID, and so much that we cannot promise right now. But we CAN promise that we will be here for you when the time comes for you to give birth. We promise that we will do everything in our power not only to keep your family safe, but also to share in your joy and celebrate with you.

Despite our face shields, we still see you. Though it may be over the phone, we still hear you. And despite our masks, we are smiling at you. We are here for birth, and we are here for life.

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Culturally appropriate hair and skin care for our patients

Hair and skin care is a part of healthcare. For our Black and Brown patients, we offer shampoo, hair accessories and lotions that work for you. Learn more.

Pregnancy and COVID

Answers to your questions about pregnancy and COVID

Prenatal care

Services and care during pregnancy

Social services

Help with food, shelter and other services

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Birth Preferences

We offer you a full spectrum of maternity care options at every stage of your pregnancy. Providing exceptional patient-centered care for expectant mothers is the most important thing we do here at Hennepin Healthcare.

Baby-Friendly Hospital designation

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is part of a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). In order to become Baby-Friendly, a hospital must implement the "Ten Steps" and follow the "WHO code."

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Centering Pregnancy

CenteringPregnancy® is prenatal care in a group setting with other expectant mothers. Groups of 8–12 women are seen together throughout their entire pregnancies. 

Newborn Care

Our pediatricians and family medicine physicians along with residents and nurses are available to provide the appropriate care for your newborn.

Mother-Baby Program

612-873-MAMA (6262)

The Mother-Baby Program offers a range of mental health services to support pregnant women and families with children ages 0-5 years old.

Doula Services

A doula helps mothers and families have a safe, memorable and empowering birth experience.

Interpreter Services

Interpreter services are available in 20 different languages, free of charge, to limited and non-English speaking patients.

Breastfeeding Services

612-873-MILK (6455)

Our lactation consultants are specially trained to provide information and assistance to the breastfeeding mother.