Family Birth Center

mom-and-babyWinona Health Hospital’s Family Birth Center provides quality medical care and personalized attention during a very important milestone in your family’s life. We offer the comfort of private suites with the Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Post-partum concept, allowing families to have their entire birth process in the same room.

State-of-the-art healthcare is available from your provider, whether it be an obstetrician, family practice physician or certified nurse midwife. During labor and through the birth experience, you will have the one-on-one attention of your labor nurse to assist you and your family with your chosen labor management techniques.

Following delivery, a “room service” menu is available to offer a wide selection of food options on demand.


Classes offered:

Winona Health offers childbirth education classes to help you prepare for and feel confident about your childbirth experience and first weeks at home with your newborn. To learn more about each class, including dates and times, click on the course title below. To register for a class, please call 507.457.4161 or sign up on the Winona Health events calendar on the class dates you are interested in. All classes meet in the Women’s Health Center – Clinic 3rd floor.

Winona Health offers special one-evening classes on preparing to breastfeed your baby. Classes are taught by certified lactation consultants and cost $10 per participant/couple.

2015 Schedule:

Classes meet from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Winona Health’s Labor, Delivery & Beyond classes offer information and insights that will help you prepare for the birth of your baby. During this class, you and your birth partner will learn about the dynamics of labor, explore pain relief tools such as breathing, hydrotherapy and medical options for pain management. You will practice decision-making skills that help during labor, tour the Family Birth Center and get to know other expectant parents. All classes are taught by our staff of Certified Childbirth Educators. The cost for all Labor, Delivery & Beyond classes is $78; however, most insurance providers cover the cost of the classes because it is prenatal care.

2015 Schedule

4-Week series classes meet 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

September 2, 9, 16, 23 (Wednesdays)
October 21, 28, November 4, 11 (Wednesdays)

Weekend class (Baby Boot Camp) options meet Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

August 8
November 14

In this class you will learn all about newborns and what to expect during your first weeks at home with your baby. Sign up for this class anytime during your last trimester! You do not need to take Preparing for Childbirth first. You will enjoy thinking about your newborn during the end of your pregnancy. The cost for all Childbirth Education classes is $78; however, most insurance providers cover the cost of the classes because it is prenatal care. The fee for Bringing Baby Home is included in the fee for Preparing for Childbirth classes. However, you must sign up separately for Bringing Baby Home.

You will learn:

  • what newborns look like and how they act
  • basic baby care such as diapering, feeding and soothing
  • the basics of newborn communication
  • the realities of being a parent of a newborn
  • and whom to call with your questions and concerns once you get home

2015 Schedule:

Classes meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 4

Wednesday, September 30
Wednesday, November 18


The next stage of life:

Our Pediatric providers are trained and experienced in the skilled assessment related to the physical, emotional and social health of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Pediatrics / Adolescent Medicine

For more information:

Family Birth Center
Winona Health, Hospital 2nd floor
855 Mankato Avenue
Winona, MN 55987
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