Be swaddled with attention.

Before Baby Arrives

Bringing a baby into the world is a miraculous event, deserving the best care and planning. At HealthEast, we share your excitement, and take incredible pride in our staff and facilities. Before baby arrives, we recommend you:

Register for informational prenatal and childbirth preparation classes

Sign up for childbirth, breastfeeding and newborn care classes to prepare for this amazing journey. Check out HealthEast's Maternity Care classes for more information, including class descriptions, available dates and registration.

Explore class options

Contact Maternity Care

Our family medicine doctors and certified nurse-midwives see patients at most HealthEast Clinics locations.

To make a prenatal care appointment with a family medicine doctor, contact your HealthEast Clinic. Or, to schedule an appointment with a nurse-midwife, call their appointment line at 651-232-0005.

Choose where to deliver

HealthEast Maternity Care Centers are available at the following hospitals. Call for information on upcoming Maternity Care tours.

St. John's Hospital - 651-232-7550
St. Joseph's Hospital - 651-232-3022
Woodwinds Health Campus - 651-232-0022 (651-232-0228 for Woodwinds tours)

Pre-register for your stay

Before your hospital stay, you will need to complete a Maternity Care pre-registration form.
Pre-register now

Tour a HealthEast Maternity Care center

You are welcome to visit St. John's, St. Joseph's or Woodwinds hospitals for a tour. For the health of our new moms and babies, we ask that you do not participate in a tour if you have symptoms of illness. Also, please refrain from bringing children age 5 and under on tours at St. John's and St. Joseph's hospitals.

View photos from one of our Maternity Care Centers

At each of our Maternity Care Centers we provide an environment that is warm, friendly, convenient and the perfect place to welcome a new member to your family. Check out these photos of Maternity Care at St. John's Hospital.

Each spacious room features warm tones and a variety of lighting, including sconces and large windows for natural light. The birthing area of each room is able to change quickly when our moms are ready to deliver and have plenty of room for monitors and other equipment needed to ensure a safe delivery.


Bathrooms are tiled in soothing warm tones and feature special details at the sink, including a spa-like oval mirror.


Each room includes a flat-screen TV with DVD player and gaming outlets, mini-fridge, closet and countertop for extra space. Other amenities include a pantry at the end of each unit with microwaves and larger refrigerator that is typically stocked with beverages for patients.


Coaches are invited to stay with you in your room. Each room offers a couch that quickly converts into a bed, as well as a small table that can function as a place to set up a laptop computer or set snacks or meals.


Just inside the door of each room is an area for the nurses and physicians who will care for you during your stay. This area contains a sink for handwashing, supplies and a place to update your chart.


Our comfortable waiting area offers a kitchenette, computer station, flat-screen TV and family play table.


When not in their mom’s room, babies are well-cared for in our large nursery located next to the nurses' station. Dads and significant others are welcome in the nursery.


Our Maternity Care nurses' station is located just outside the nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).


Our Level IIIa NICU nursery offers additional reassurance to new parents. This special area is available for premature babies as young as 28 weeks gestation, or for those needing extra medical care after birth.


Complete a pre-registration form

Before your hospital stay, please complete a pre-registration form. You can either:

  • Fill out and submit the form online
  • Or, complete and send in the paper version you get from your clinic

Both the online and paper forms collect the same information. We suggest that you consult your insurance company to determine your benefits and any pre-authorization requirements.

Pre-register now

One less thing to worry about!

Whether you’ve decided on St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital or Woodwinds Health Campus, getting all set for baby is just a few clicks away.

Pre-register by phone

St. John's Hospital: 651-232-7550
St. Joseph's Hospital:  651-232-3022
Woodwinds Health Campus:  651-232-0022

Pre-register online

Click here

Write out your birth plan

A birth plan is a listing of the choices and preferences you and your partner have about labor, birth and your hospital stay.

Give a copy of your birth plan to your doctor or midwife and bring a copy to the hospital. The staff will work to follow your plan. However it's important to remember that your safety and your baby’s safety is their priority. Depending on the course of your labor, some of your requests may not be possible.

Create a birth plan

Where to go and what to bring

As you pack your bag, review a checklist of items to bring to the hospital. You don't want to forget the camera! Here's more helpful info:

Where to go & what to bring