At The Birthplace, located within University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, we've designed a modern, private and secure birth experience for birthing and postpartum women. Our rooms come equipped with the latest technology, ensuring the best for you and your baby. Rooms also include free Wi-Fi so you can immediately announce your happy news.
Recent upgrades mean new, larger rooms for moms to recover in after giving birth, complete with modern comforts and conveniences. We also offer an expanded NICU with larger private room for babies who need a little extra care after they are born. Our labor and delivery rooms and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic received an updated look as well.
The use of a birthing tub is an alternative for some women. To learn more about the birthing tub experience, along with the many other options for your personal birthing plan, talk with your healthcare provider.
Nitrous oxide is a quick-acting gas that you breathe in through a mask. It is used all over the world for labor pain relief. Download our education piece to learn more.
After your baby’s birth, our experienced baby specialists will help you learn how to care for your baby. You’ll learn important tips that are fascinating and even sometimes fun. Certified, caring lactation consultants are on hand to assist and support you for successful breastfeeding.
Should your newborn arrive early or need advanced care, a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is located immediately adjacent to The Birthplace. Care is provided around the clock by specially trained neonatal nurse practitioners who work in partnership with M Health neonatologists, who are recognized by US News & World Report for the best neonatal care in Minnesota.