Delivering an Exceptional Birth Experience
The Birthplace staff has helped women deliver tens of thousands of babies, but we still view every birth as unique. We work closely with you and your healthcare provider to support the choices you make in your birth plan, to ensure your experience is exceptional.
Your comfort and convenience matter to us
We’ve designed modern, private and secure birthing and postpartum rooms. They come equipped with the latest technology, assuring the best for you and your baby. Rooms also include free Wi-Fi so you can immediately announce your happy news.
The Birthplace offers additional Amenities and Services for new moms and their babies. Services include therapeutic massage and post-natal body therapy, photography, convenient access to Fairview Pharmacies and more.
What newborn care and support can you expect?
After your baby’s birth, our experienced baby specialists will help you learn how to care for your baby. You’ll learn important tips that are fascinating and even sometimes fun. Certified, caring lactation consultants are on hand to assist and support you for successful breastfeeding.
Are you pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant?
If you’re looking for a physician to care for you during the planning phases of your pregnancy, while you're pregnant and after you give birth, we partner with many outstanding health care providers in the area. Find a clinic near you.
You’re invited to join us for a tour and learn how we can help make your birth experience extraordinary. Register now.
Onsite critical care for newborns
Should your newborn arrive early or need advanced care, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is located near The Birthplace. Care is provided around the clock by specially trained neonatal nurse practitioners who work in partnership with University of Minnesota Physicians' neonatologists.
If your baby needs the highest level of care available, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital—located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, campus in Minneapolis—has a Level IV NICU.
What if you need special care for a high-risk pregnancy?
Specialists at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview’s three Maternal-Fetal Medicine Centers provide care for pregnant women who are — or who have a high risk of — experiencing a medically complicated pregnancy.
Molly's Story - The Birthplace at Fairview Southdale Hospital
Molly was a second-time mom who was scheduled to have a routine C-section at Fairview Southdale Hospital on Aug. 3, 2012. Her first child, William, was delivered at another local hospital.
Molly says she was amazed by the quality of care she received from her doctor, Lisa Baker, MD, along with her nurses at Fairview Southdale Hospital from the moment she walked in the door to the time she left. “They really put me at ease. I couldn’t get over how attentive they were. I couldn’t have done it without them,” says Molly.
Molly’s C-section was successful without any complications—she delivered a healthy baby girl named Lily. After Lily was born, Molly was also able to take advantage of the inpatient lactation experience that is offered at The Birthplace. “The lactation experts taught me little pointers and I received a lot of education throughout my entire experience,” continues Molly.
The staff at Fairview Southdale Hospital taught Molly a lot that she didn’t learn during her first birth experience. When comparing her first hospital experience with her experience at Fairview Southdale Hospital, she says, “It’s like comparing Target and Nordstrom. It was such a night and day experience. The staff at Fairview Southdale Hospital was able to anticipate my needs before I even knew what they were. It was so different from my first experience. I felt like I was hanging out at the Westin.”
Molly recommends The Birthplace at Fairview Southdale Hospital to any expectant mother. “Fairview Southdale Hospital is the best hospital to deliver a baby.”
Learn more about The Birthplace at Southdale Hospital.