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

Doula Births

Doulas are welcome at The Mother Baby Centers, but please note that families must arrange their own personal doula. Expenses related to a doula would be established by your insurance provider. We encourage you to check with both your doula and your insurance provider to understand costs and ensure coverage.


A doula is specially trained to guide you through labor with relaxation and breathing exercises, massage, words of encouragement and other comforting measures. A doula can also work with your spouse or support person to encourage involvement and to create a warm and positive experience. A doula does not replace your health care provider, nurses or other medical staff.

Create a Birth Plan

A birth plan will guide you in detailing your preferences for labor and delivery so that you can discuss them with your partner and health care provider. Create a birth plan.