The Birthplace at Fairview Lakes Medical Center

Delivering an exceptional birth experience

Staff members in The Birthplace have helped women deliver thousands of babies, but we still view every birth as unique. We work closely with you and your health care provider to support the choices you make about your child's birth to ensure your experience is exceptional.


Your comfort and convenience matter to us
We’ve designed spacious, 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 Wi-Fi so you can immediately announce your happy news. Other comforts include web-enabled televisions and refrigerators in your post-partum room. 

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. All registered nurses in The Birthplace have had at least 20 hours of education about lactation. We also offer appointments with a lactation specialist after you take your baby home.

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. Use our website to find a clinic near you, or call our OB intake nurse at 651-982-7135. If you just learned you are pregnant, our intake nurse will answer your questions and help match you with the physician that's right for you.

Want to know more about The Birthplace? Attend an Evening at The Birthplace.
You’re invited to join us for a special event at The Birthplace. You can tour The Birthplace and learn how we can help make your birth experience extraordinary. The Birthplace care team and exhibitors will be glad to answer your questions about:
  • Labor
  • Birth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Choosing a doctor for your baby
  • Pain control options for your delivery
  • Classes (before baby and after baby)
  • Additional resources for moms and babies
  • After baby services for new moms   

Register for Evening at The Birthplace or call 612-672-7272.
While registering helps us know how many resources to have available, you are always welcome to drop in to Fairview Lakes Evening at The Birthplace. 

Critical care for newborns

Should your baby arrive early, our tele-nursery capability allows neonatologists at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital to consult over a weblink. If your baby needs more advanced care, he or she can be transported to the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Care is provided around the clock by specially trained neonatal nurse practitioners who work in partnership with University of Minnesota Physicians neonatologists.

What if you need special care for a high-risk pregnancy?
Physicians at Fairview Lakes Medical Center work in conjunction with the specialists at University of Minnesota Medical Center and Fairview’s three Maternal-Fetal Medicine Centers to provide care for pregnant women who are — or who have a high risk of — experiencing a medically complicated pregnancy. This team will help decide the most appropriate site for the birth of your baby.

Care Team

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
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