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

St. Paul – The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota 


The Mother Baby Center
345 Smith Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Main: 651-241-6290
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Visiting Hours & Guidelines

Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to visit mom and baby at The Mother Baby Center. However, we ask all guests to abide by the visiting hours and health guidelines described below:


All visitors to The Mother Baby Center will be screened for wellness every day to protect patients, families, staff and visitors from illness.

  • Visitors will receive and wear a badge with a green, yellow or red sticker based on the screening:
    • Green – May visit, no mask required
    • Yellow – May visit, but mask required
    • Red – May not visit inpatient areas, mask required
  • Well children under age 5 are allowed to visit.
  • Birth partners with a cough or sore throat may visit but must wear a mask.
  • Visitors, including siblings, may not visit if they have a fever, cough, sore throat or runny nose.
  • Please wash your hands or use the antibacterial hand cleanser provided throughout our facility. 


Visitors are welcome at any time, depending on the patient’s condition, accommodations, and care plan. Visitors should check-in at the Children’s Minnesota welcome desk. They will be directed to The Mother Baby Center entrance. To help create a safe and welcoming environment, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a non-patient adult in all areas. Visiting hours and guidelines may change. Ask concierge staff for current visiting hours and guidelines.


In order to maintain the health and safety of all patients, all visitors must abide by the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who has not had chickenpox and has had a known exposure in the past three weeks is not permitted to visit patients. If you have received the chickenpox vaccine in the last three weeks, see the nurse or call the nursing station before visiting.
  • Anyone who has symptoms of a contagious illness, such as a cough, cold, vomiting, diarrhea, cold sore or rash, should not visit patients.
  • Parents who have a contagious illness should talk with their nurse or doctor.
  • All visitors are asked to follow hand-hygiene procedures by washing hands or using the antibacterial foam provided throughout the hospital.
  • Only Mylar balloons are allowed. Latex balloons are not allowed because of the potential choking danger if balloons are chewed or swallowed by young children. Some individuals also have latex allergies.

If you or your family have any questions, please talk with your nurse, stop by the nurses’ station before visiting or call 651-241-6290.


The Mother Baby Center staff members are trained to respect the confidentiality of all patients by not discussing medical and family matters with other patients and families. We ask that you also respect the privacy of other patients and their families by not discussing their medical care with others.