During Your Maternity Stay

Nine long months and the moment is finally here: You're having your baby! 

Where to go

When the time comes for you to go to the hospital:

  • St. John's: Enter through the hospital's main entrance during the day or the Emergency Care entrance at night.
  • Woodwinds: Use the Emergency Care Center entrance and a member of our staff will escort you to your room in the Maternity Care Center.

HealthEast Maternity Care Centers

We want to help make your baby's birth a memorable and meaningful experience.

St. John's Hospital
1575 Beam Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55109
Woodwinds Health Campus
1925 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Get photos of your new bundle of joy

St. John's and Woodwinds hospitals offer the opportunity to capture images of your little one through Lisa Bosman Photography.

When you are admitted to the hospital, you will get a brochure on newborn photography. Newborn photos are generally taken the morning after your baby is born, so it's important to call the day your baby is born to get on the photo schedule for the following day. Images of your baby are captured while he or she rests in your arms. Please bring an outfit for your baby to wear and a blanket to use as a backdrop in the photo.

Visitor Guidelines & Illness

Year-round we’re acting to reduce the spread of illnesses by emphasizing our visitor policy throughout HealthEast hospitals and clinics.

If you are sick—for example, if you have a fever, cough, flu-like illness, diarrhea or are vomiting—please delay visiting until you’re well.