Caring for Mom & Baby: Labor and delivery

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The birth of your baby is an exciting time, filled with many uncertainties. By knowing what to expect before labor, you can be well-prepared for the experience.

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Your journey will be filled with excitement, joy and maybe a little fear of the unknown. The purpose of this book is to help you understand the process of labor and to answer upcoming questions you may have about your birth.


Breastfeeding support

Delivery hospital options
With four convenient delivery hospitals to choose from, you can select the hospital that best fits your needs and location. Take a virtual tour of the newly remodeled Family Birth Center at Methodist Hospital, or explore our other partner hospitals.

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Park Nicollet Breastfeeding Center provides education, support and products to make your breastfeeding experience positive and rewarding. Experienced registered nurses, board certified as lactation consultants, coach you through each phase of breastfeeding to ensure your baby has a healthy start in life.

Certified lactation consultants are available to meet with new mothers who experience breastfeeding difficulties during their stay at Methodist Hospital. Occasionally, breastfeeding difficulties also occur once you get home. Any patient, regardless of delivery hospital, may call 952-993-5124 to schedule an appointment with a lactation consultant to help identify the cause and determine the right solutions for you and your baby.

We rent and sell electric breast pumps, and provide complimentary, professional instruction. We also offer manual breast pumps, replacement parts and supplies, including nursing bras. Learn more about the Breastfeeding Center.