Family Birth Place Services

Calculate your due dateHaving your baby at St. Francis ensures that you will have family-centered maternity care and education during this very important time. We are committed to providing holistic, healing care while respecting your birthing choices and traditions. Our providers will be with you every step of the way, with healing concepts and state-of-the-art medical interventions to manage discomfort to help you focus on your journey of birth. St. Francis delivered more than 1200 babies last year alone.

The unique partnership of St. Francis allows patients whose physicians are part of Allina Medical Clinics, Park Nicollet Health Services and independent physicians in the southwest metro area to use the Family Birth Place. Additionally, patients who use Park Nicollet Health Services have the option of using the certified nurse midwives.

At the Family Birthplace

Your comfort is critical in the birth process. Because of this, we've designed our family birth rooms with beautiful décor and all the comforts of home. We provide a relaxed environment in which your labor and birth can be a loving and rewarding experience. We offer labor and delivery rooms with separate postpartum rooms.

Spacious accommodations allow your support person to stay with you, rest when needed and share every special moment. The inviting and comforting atmosphere—complete with rocking chairs, sleepers, televisions, DVD players and CD players—create the perfect environment for your baby's birth, as well as much-needed rest and recovery after your baby arrives.


  • Expert care for birthing, including water births, low-risk births, births with special needs, cesarean births and multiple births.
  • The southwest metro’s only level II nursery program, which is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week by neonatal nurse practitioners.
  • Holistic and healing care therapies combined with traditional medical care.
  • Full labor-support services.
  • Support for individual birthing requests, including doula assistance, full-size bathtubs to labor in and labor balls.
  • Free Wi-Fi network to send out notices as soon as your new baby is born.
  • 24-hour-a-day pain management services, including epidurals.
  • Yoga program for expectant and delivered moms.
  • Lactation services with internationally certified lactation consultants and counselors.
  • Birth and parenting education programs.
  • Certified car seat safety specialists.
  • Interpretation services.
  • The Newborn Channel with continuous, convenient parenting education.
  • An award-winning hospital newborn photographer, providing studio-quality photographs and videos of your newborn.
  • Room service that you can order over the telephone, just like in a hotel.
  • An innovative therapy dog program, which allows these lovable creatures to visit patients and provide a break from the traditional hospital stay.
  • Several on-campus meditation gardens, renewal rooms and patios, which incorporate water features, flowering plants and lush landscaping that you can use during your stay if desired.
  • If you forget anything when you come to the hospital, there is an on-site retail gift shop, and the hospital is conveniently located near several major retail stores, grocery stores and restaurants.

Birth and Parenting Education

Our classes help you understand and cope with the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy, childbirth and life as a new parent. Learn about and register for a class.

Finding a Physician

To find a physician associated with the Family Birth Place, please use St. Francis’ Physician Finder.

Contact Us

To register for pregnancy, birth and parenting programs, call Allina Health Class Registration at 866.904.9962. Or you may register online at

Prenatal education department: 952.428.3104.

Family Birth Place telephone counseling, information and support 24 hours a day: 952.428.2062.

Breastfeeding Support Center outpatient services: 952.428.2064.

Physician and clinic information: 952.428.2000.

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