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You are embarking on a special and unique experience — pregnancy and birth. We look forward to sharing this time with you.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality care to you and your baby. Below you will find information to supplement the "Gift of Motherhood" booklet you received from your provider.

We hope this information will assist you in making decisions over the coming months.

Best wishes for your journey through childbirth!

Pregnancy

Labor & Birth

Preregistration and Birth Certificate Form

Before week 28 of your pregnancy:

Download the pdf, fill out the Preregistration and Birth Certificate Information form and mail it to the address listed.

Please note: Monticello's form is submitted online.

Check with your health plan about your preadmission requirements, length of stay and other concerns.

St. Cloud

ATTN: Admitting, St. Cloud Hospital, 1406 6th Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN 56303-9989.

Preregistration and Birth Certificate form - English

Preregistration and Birth Certificate form - Spanish

Preparing for Admission

Long Prairie

CentraCare Health – Long Prairie, 20 Ninth Street Southeast, Long Prairie, MN 56347.

Preregistration and Birth Certificate form - English

Preregistration and Birth Certificate form - Spanish

Melrose

CentraCare Health ‐ Melrose, 525 Main Street West, Melrose, MN 56352.

Preregistration and Birth Certificate form - English

Preregistration and Birth Certificate form - Spanish

Monticello

Preregister here

Sauk Centre

CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre, 425 Elm Street North, Sauk Centre, MN 56378.

Preregistration and Birth Certificate form - English

Preregistration and Birth Certificate form - Spanish

Paynesville

CentraCare Health – Paynesville, 200 West First Street, Paynesville, MN 56362.

Preregistration and Birth Certificate form - English

Preregistration and Birth Certificate form - Spanish

When to Come to the Hospital

Know the signs of labor:

      • Contractions are strong and regular
      • Contractions are every five minutes, lasting 55-60 seconds
      • Your water breaks
      • Decreased fetal movement
      • Bleeding, more than "show" or spotting
      • You are concerned/not comfortable at home

Check with your provider for specific recommendations and call the facility to let them know you are coming.

Postpartum/Caring For Yourself

Breastfeeding

Newborn

Material en Español

Videos For Our Somali Patients

Connect with CentraCare through Facebook, Pinterest and our e-newsletter My Baby Expectations for pregnancy and newborn care tips and ideas. My Baby Expectations is a free monthly newsletter that provides timely information about the changes you'll experience during your pregnancy and what you can expect as your baby develops.

Health information accessed through web sites is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Related Locations

St. Cloud Hospital Birthing Center

St. Cloud Hospital Family Birthing Center

320-255-5745

1406 Sixth Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1901

Albany

CentraCare Clinic – Albany

320-845-2157

320 Third Avenue
Albany, MN 56307

Long Prairie

CentraCare Health – Long Prairie

320-732-2141

20 Ninth Street Southeast
Long Prairie, MN 56347

Melrose

CentraCare Health – Melrose

320-256-4231

525 Main Street West
Melrose, MN 56352

Monticello

CentraCare Health – Monticello

763-295-2945

1013 Hart Boulevard
Monticello, MN 55362

Paynesville

CentraCare Health – Paynesville

320-243-3767

200 West First Street
Paynesville, MN 56362

Sauk Centre

CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre

320-352-2221

425 Elm Street North
Sauk Centre, MN 56378

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Breastfeeding gives babies a healthy start and is a special part of all cultures. ECHO (Emergency & Community Health Outreach) offers videos in several languages to explore the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as techniques and tips to help make breastfeeding successful.

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