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

Water Births

A 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 cushioned tub of warm water that can help her relax and manage pain. This tub is larger and deeper than a regular bathtub and is deep enough for water to cover the mother’s abdomen. Water birth deliveries occur in a caring environment and are supported by an experienced team specially trained in water births.


Learn more about water births.


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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.