To find a Maternity Care patient's
room, call our Welcome Center:
Maternity Care tours
Go here for a virtual tour of Maternity Care.
To get tour dates and times, call Woodwinds Guest Services at 651-232-0228. 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. Children are welcome to take part in the tours.
Gentle, respectful care for new families
At Woodwinds, we share in the wonder and excitement of your baby’s birth and offer personalized care that respects your wants, needs and cultural traditions. Our entire Maternity staff is dedicated to caring for you and your growing family. Each year, more than 1,300 babies come into the world at Woodwinds.
Woodwinds’ medical staff has the knowledge and skill to help you through birth and to care for your newborn. Our doctors, certified nurse-midwives, nurses and doulas will support you each step of the way.
Because babies sometimes make unpredictable entrances into the world, we also have an ob/gyn physician and neonatal nurse practitioners readily available at the hospital.
For your comfort, Woodwinds offers a family-centered model of care. This means you stay in one private room throughout labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (if you are not having a waterbirth or Cesarean section).
Spending time with your newborn in the hospital will help you get to know your baby and learn to care for his or her needs. Research has shown that an infant’s attachment instinct is highest in the first few days of life. For that reason, we don’t have a traditional nursery. Instead, you are encouraged to keep your baby with you in your room. Learn more about the benefits of "rooming in."
About our birthing suites
Birthing suites in our Maternity Care Center were designed especially for expectant moms and new families. Each large, private room features:
- Rocking chair
- VCR and CD player (relaxation CDs are provided)
- Chair that pulls into a bed so your partner or support person can spend the night
- Oversized bathtubs and lavender bath salts to help you relax before and after birth
- Beautiful view of the surrounding wetlands
Special Care Nursery
As the name implies, our Special Care Nursery is available for infants who are born up to six weeks prematurely and need extra care. While most babies are born healthy, neonatal nurse practitioners are in the hospital at all times to handle any emergencies that arise. Neonatologists (doctors who specialize in caring for newborns) provide medical direction for the Special Care Nursery.
More about HealthEast Maternity Care
Visit HealthEast Maternity Care for info on:
Our medical staff
Doctors and certified nurse-midwives at these HealthEast Clinics deliver babies at Woodwinds:
To find out about providers from other clinics who deliver at Woodwinds, call HealthEast Care Connection at 651-326-CARE (2273).