Welcome to the Birthplace at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center. Our Birthplace has 15 modern birthing rooms. We also have 11 rooms for patients who need to stay in the hospital during pregnancy or while healing from a Cesarean section. Each patient room features:
- Whirlpool tub
- Areas to plug in personal electronic devices
- Beautiful artwork by local photographers
- Access to CARE Channel for help relaxing
Take advantage of the following resources, which can help you prepare for labor and baby.
Before & During Delivery
To help you find comfort and heal faster, the Birthplace offers two special TV channels. The CARE Channel provides beautiful nature scenes and quiet music. In the evening, the scenes change from day to night with a sunset at 10 p.m. It gives you calm music and a midnight star field to help you sleep. The CARE Channel with Guided Imagery has spoken narration with nature scenes and music. A calm, quiet voice helps you relax and promotes comfort and rest.