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Tiny Infants, Big Stories

Each day, mothers give birth to healthy babies at St. Cloud Hospital — each a success story of its own. But some pregnancies and births have special circumstances or are more challenging, requiring special attention and services.

Here are several of these stories:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Birth Center

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Breastfeeding

Blue Band Initiative
Preeclampsia — chronic or new onset high blood pressure — effects up to 10% of expectant mothers and is responsible for 10-15% of all maternal deaths in the U.S. And it affects minorities disproportionately.

The Blue Band Initiative aims to improve awareness and recognition of preeclampsia within our communities. To learn more, review Eunice's story.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

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"For mothers who want to exclusively breastfeed, pasteurized donor human milk allows moms to work on milk supply while still offering an opportunity to bond with baby."
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