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Family Birthing Center - St. Cloud Hospital

As the largest birthing center in Central Minnesota, the Family Birthing Center at St. Cloud Hospital has experience in both high- and low-risk pregnancies.

Why have your baby at the St. Cloud Hospital Family Birthing Center?

Tour the Family Birthing Center!

Register online for a tour. Go to "Childbirth Education" in the events calendar and view dates for "Now on Tour."

New birthing center. St. Cloud Hospital’s new Family Birthing Center was designed for the comfort and safety of you and your baby. It features:

  • OB triage unit with six private rooms for rapid assessment of stage of labor
  • 12 labor/delivery/recovery suites with magnificent views and large private bathrooms with air-jetted tubs
  • 26 postpartum suites with a spacious family area, including comfortable seating and a convertible sofa for an overnight guest
  • 6 antepartum suites for women having pregnancy problems such as premature labor or high blood pressure
  • 2 dedicated surgical suites for Caesarean births

The birthing center is right down the hall from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). If your baby needs these services, take comfort in knowing you are just footsteps away from one another.

Family Birthing CenterObstetrics (OB) Hospital Program. OB hospitalists (laborists) are doctors who are in the hospital setting 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They assist with delivering babies.

Case management. Case managers help with high-risk pregnancies. If you have complex needs, a case manager can help coordinate your care — before, during and after your birth. Reach a case manager about planning for the birth of your baby at 320-251-2700, ext. 53525.

Breastfeeding services. We have registered nurses certified in lactation consultation. They provide breastfeeding education and resources. Call 320-251-2700, ext. 52311.

Personalized care. Style your pregnancy your way. Fill out our “Preferences for Birth Experience” form (PDF) and bring it with you to your delivery.

After delivery, a nurse will monitor your physical readiness to go home. Most patients can go home within 1 to 2 days. Each patient is different. Our top priorities are that you are safe and understand any follow-up care you and your baby may need after you leave our facility.

View Preregistration and Birth Certificate Forms

For parents expecting to deliver at St. Cloud Hospital, please complete and return this form as soon as possible — but no later than week 28.

Download English Form (PDF)

Download Spanish Form (PDF)

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