The Birthplace at Fairview Ridges Hospital

An Exceptional Birth Experience

The Birthplace staff has helped women give birth to 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, home medical equipment and more. 

Tour The Birthplace and meet with a pediatrician!
Take a tour of The Birthplace and learn how we can make the birth of your baby an exceptional experience. As part of our tour, we offer the unique opportunity to speak with a pediatrician about the kind of care you and your baby can expect during your stay. Register now.

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.

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.

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.

Tour The Bithplace and speak with a pediatrician


Congratulations! You’re about to add to your family and we know you must have lots of questions. To help put your mind at ease, we offer tours of The Birthplace three times a month throughout the year at Fairview Ridges Hospital. This provides you the opportunity to become familiar with our environment and what to expect as you start this new chapter in life.

After your baby arrives, you’ll have plenty of questions. As part of our tour, we offer the unique opportunity to speak with a pediatrician about the kind of care you and your baby can expect during your stay. Don’t miss out on a chance to get your questions answered and learn more about your experience at The Birthplace.

Times and days vary. Register online to tour The Birthplace at Fairview Ridges Hospital. You also may call 612-672-7272 or 800-824-1953 to register. 
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