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

What To Pack

The Mother Baby Center provides almost everything you need for your stay here, but there are a few things that you’ll need to bring with you:

We’ve Got Your Back

We provide all necessary supplies for a mother’s after care including hemorrhoid pads and water bottles; laboring tools like birthing balls, peanut balls, birthing bars, and birthing mirrors; supplies for baby while staying at The Mother Baby Center, like diapers, wipes, linens, and a baby hat; and toiletries for mom including a hair dryer, towels, soap, lotion, toothpaste, and shampoo.

What You Need To Bring

  • A photo ID (driver’s license or another ID)
  • Your insurance card
  • Any hospital paperwork you need
  • Your birth plan
  • Your cell phone and charger
  • Eyeglasses if you wear them. Even if you usually wear contacts, you might not want to deal with them when you’re in the hospital

Toiletries not provided by The Mother Baby Center:

  • A bathrobe or nightgown, slippers, and socks if you want to wear your own clothes
  • Comfortable nursing bras or regular bras and maternity underwear
  • A going home outfit for you and your baby
  • Anything to help you relax. For example, your own pillow, music, or a picture of someone or something you love


Taking a few minutes to pre-register for your upcoming stay at The Mother Baby Center will help decrease the stress of rushing to the hospital while in labor.