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Integrative Care

At The Mother Baby Center, we’re developing new ways to assist families with their birth plans. Options include guidance from integrative medicine practitioners.

Integrative medicine options

Allina Health's Penny George Institute for Health and Healing offers integrative therapies to many new moms before, during and after delivery. Therapies include acupressure, acupuncture, massage, relaxation techniques, guided imagery and more.

For women experiencing high-risk pregnancies, our goal is to increase the expectant mom’s length of stay to prevent, as much as possible, pre-term birth. These patients receive dedicated services from a clinical nurse specialist with board certification in holistic nursing.

The Art of Healing program can help you deal with the pain, anxiety and stress of a high-risk pregnancy through artistic expression.

Water births

Water birth is the process of giving birth while immersed in a tub of water. Water birth is available to women who meet certain criteria and sign consent forms that are provided to health care providers and midwives. During labor, the mother is in a cushiony tub of warm water that can help her relax and manage pain. At birth, the newborn is lifted out of the water. Water birth delivery is available at:

The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children's – Minneapolis: 612-775-5500 
The Mother Baby Center at United and Children's – St. Paul: 612-241-6290 


This service is available at these locations: Coon Rapids, Minneapolis and St. Paul.