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Pregnancy (prenatal) care

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Whether you’re pregnant for the first time, or adding to your family, you have begun an amazing journey. We're here with expert pregnancy/obstetrics care to make sure you don’t go through it alone.

At Allina Health, you’ll be able to choose from different types of pregnancy care providers including obstetrician and gynecologists (OB/GYNs); certified nurse-midwives; family medicine physicians offering obstetric care and women’s health nurse practitioners. We also offer maternal-fetal medicine specialists for high-risk pregnancy care needs. 

Your unique needs will be our focus and together, we’ll partner with you on your vision of pregnancy and childbirth.

Enhanced, free pregnancy app - Beginnings, by Allina Health:  Weekly tips, updates on the progress of you and baby, an interactive to-do list, and the ability to explore pregnancy-related topics – all created by Allina Health experts.
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What it is

During your pregnancy, you will probably see your doctor or midwife more often than before. Below is what routine pregnancy care may look like. Please note, your care will be customized to your care needs. 

Initial OB visit:  The first prenatal appointment is usually when you are 12 weeks pregnant. The timing and focus of prenatal visits will be designed to meet your specific care needs.

Second trimester (Months 4 to 6, Weeks 14 to 26):  During this trimester, you are likely to see your health care provider every month. At these visits you will be offered some screenings and tests, and possibly an ultrasound.

Third trimester (Months 7 to 9, Weeks 27 to 40+):  You will probably see your health care provider every other week until 38 weeks. After that you are likely to have weekly visits.

After childbirth/delivery (postpartum visit):  You will have a routine check-up appointment in the clinic approximately six weeks after you have delivered your baby.

Good to know

Family-focused environments for delivering your baby. 

Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area: 

Greater Minnesota and Wisconsin

Good to know

Water birth: Is it right for you?

During a water birth, the mother gives birth in water in a special birthing tub and may also spend part of her labor in the tub. Water birth deliveries occur in a caring environment and are supported by an experienced team that is specially trained in water births. Many women experience increased comfort and relaxation; more efficient contractions; and reduced stress-related hormones. For the baby, a water birth may ease the stress of the birth and bring greater reassurance and a sense of security. 

Women considering a water birth must meet certain health criteria. If you're interested in a water birth, please talk with your pregnancy care/health care provider before your delivery. 

Classes:  pregnancy/childbirth/parenting and newborn care 

For The Mother Baby Centers of Allina Health and Children's Minnesota (all locations) and St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Allina Health partners with Amma Parenting Center for classes (starting Sept. 1, 2018). Visit Amma Parenting Center's website for classes descriptions, dates/times, locations, fees and registration. ​

For all other Allina Health birth centers, visit our "Find Classes/Events" page for classes.

Support groups:  Are you looking to connect with other moms?

Circle of MomsAll women who are pregnant or postpartum are welcome. The group offers a safe and welcoming space to talk about pregnancy; postpartum care; breastfeeding, stressors; change in identity/role and the importance of sleep and self-care.

CALM MomsHaving a baby that is in the hospital is overwhelming, therefore moms in the NICU/ICC/SCN/CVCC are invited to this skills-based group.

Baby CaféBaby Café is family-friendly, drop-in breastfeeding support group that offers tips to help you reach your breastfeeding goals. You can visit with an international board-certified lactation consultant and other mothers. Baby Café has four locations and is free to participants. 

Related links

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
Reviewed by: Ronald Gourneau, MD

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Everyday On Wheels

Everyday On Wheels mobile clinic is not wheel chair accessible due to the size of the vehicle. Patients should be able to safely climb a short set of stairs to enter the mobile clinic.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and have your mobile phone available for the provider to contact you when they are ready to see you.

We've changed how we provide some services with your care and safety in mind. Expanded virtual care services are available to schedule online. You can also call your clinic for help finding the best option.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the Alert bell nearest emergency room.

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Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.

What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.