Pregnancy & Birth

Pregnancy & Birth: A Family Affair

The North Memorial Health Pregnancy & Birth family is ready and waiting to welcome the newest member of your family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our highly experienced team believes pregnancy and birth is a natural and highly personal process, and is committed to getting your growing family off to the right start by helping you feel informed, involved and fully supported.

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The North Memorial Health Advantage

  • We encourage and support a variety of labor options to empower your best health, including the freedom to walk and change positions, breathing and positioning techniques, bubble tubs/Jacuzzi tubs, birthing balls and pain medication.
  • Family members are encouraged to stay together in rooms, including rooming-in for newborns.
  • Nurses with extensive training in infant feeding provide you with support and education during your stay. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are available if or when you need additional support.
  • North Memorial Health Hospital offers aromatherapy, donor breast milk and a milk depot, and a doula to every customer who would like one, through Everyday Miracles.
  • North Memorial Health Hospital has programs for loss and child life specialists to help you through difficult or painful situations.
  • Our team of specialists, from respiratory therapists to pharmacists to nutritionists, partner in the care of you and your baby.
  • Both North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital offer nitrous oxide as an option for pain management during labor and delivery.
  • Maple Grove Hospital offers the option of a paid-service in-room massage after birth and a home-like environment.
  • Our hospitals have highly specialized Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). Maple Grove Hospital can provide care to newborns who are born as early as 28 weeks of gestation. North Memorial Health Hospital can provide care to babies born as early as 24 weeks of gestation.

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Pre-Admission Form

Complete our secure, online Pre-Admission Form through Mychart. If you do not have a MyChart account you can sign up online. This form should be completed six weeks prior to your due date.
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Conditions & Care Options

Learn more about your condition and how it may be treated at North Memorial Health.

List of Services

Cesarean Delivery
Child Life Specialist
Family Medicine and Pediatric Physicians
In-House Obstetricians 24/7
Lactation Services
Multiple Births
Pediatric Surgicals
Pediatric Trauma
Vaginal Delivery

Meet Your Healthcare Co-Pilots

Our highly-trained experts empower you with the knowledge and the support you need to get the healthcare you want.

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Lora Princ, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology
I make sure my customer’s concerns and desires come first.
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Anshu Sharma, MD

Family Medicine, Obesity Medicine
I enjoy practicing primary care as it gives me the opportunity to manage a wide spectrum of complexities.
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Todd Stanhope, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology
I enjoy working with my customers and their families to achieve a safe delivery consistent with their preferences.
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Natalya Lyadova, MD

Family Medicine
My goal is to care for my customers like I would care for members of my own family.
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Suzanne Walczak, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology
I strive to provide clinical excellence and compassion for the very personal health needs shared between an OBGYN and customer.
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Suzanne Pauly, MD

Family Medicine
I see customers of all ages, from infancy through adulthood.
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Erica Gathje, MD

Family Medicine
I enjoy family medicine because it allows me to take care of the whole person - emotionally, physically and mentally - throughout the age spectrum.
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Cora Walsh, MD, MSc

Family Medicine
I believe continuity of care across all ages is important.
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Matthew Palmer, DO

Obstetrics/Gynecology
I believe that a true connection with my customers really makes practicing exciting and rewarding.
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Jennifer Woodland, MD

Family Medicine
I pride myself in supporting my customers not just during good experiences, but also during the tough ones when they need help the most.
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Melissa Lachowitzer, APRN, CNP

Family Medicine
My philosophy is to educate and empower individuals, through evidenced-based care.
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Sherry A. Paulson, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology
I believe in evidence-based, yet individualized care.
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Samuel J. Arnold, MD

Pregnancy & Birth
I love customers who ask questions and engage in their medical care.
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Betsy Gilbertson, MD

Family Medicine
I strive to develop a care plan for the whole person.
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Kristen E. Helvig, MD

Family Medicine
I believe that caring for the whole family throughout all stages of life is the most rewarding part of family medicine.
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Doris Tran-Stoebe, MD

Family Medicine
I am passionate about customer empowerment with their own care.
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Groups & Classes

Get the support and education you need to live your best life. Consider this care beyond the clinic walls.

Big Brother Big Sister

Topics: Pregnancy & Birth

Locations: Maple Grove Hospital

In this class, children from 3 – 7 years old will have an opportunity to explore their new role through storytelling, activities and a visit…

Date:

  • Wed 10/24/18
    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wed 12/19/18
    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding Class

Topics: Pregnancy & Birth

Locations: Maple Grove Hospital

Most professionals agree that breastfeeding benefits both mother and baby in many ways. Taking this class will help you decide if breastfeeding is the right…

Date:

  • Tue 9/25/18
    6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Mon 10/1/18
    6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Tue 10/9/18
    6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Childbirth Preparation Class (Five Night)

Topics: Pregnancy & Birth

Locations: Maple Grove Hospital

This class is for expectant parents who have not previously taken a childbirth class. This five week class will give you the opportunity to experience:…

Date:

  • Mon 9/24/18 - Mon 10/8/18
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wed 9/26/18 - Wed 10/17/18
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Thu 9/27/18 - Thu 10/18/18
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

More Dates Available

Childbirth Preparation Class (Weekend)

Topics: Pregnancy & Birth

Locations: Maple Grove Hospital

This class is for expectant parents who have not previously taken a childbirth class. During this class you will also have opportunities to get to…

Date:

  • Sat 9/29/18 - Sun 9/30/18
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat 10/6/18 - Sun 10/7/18
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat 10/13/18 - Sun 10/14/18
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Refresher Childbirth

Topics: Pregnancy & Birth

Locations: Maple Grove Hospital

This class is intended for couples who have previously had a baby. It is recommended that you take this class between 29 to 36 weeks…

Date:

  • Sun 12/9/18
    1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mommy and Me

Topics: Pregnancy & Birth

Locations: Maple Grove Hospital

Community support group for lactation support with an IBCLC lactation consultant. Hospital grade scale available for weighing your baby. This group is a venue for…

Date:

  • Tue 9/25/18 - Tue 9/17/19
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tue 9/25/18 - Tue 9/17/19
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Family Birth Center Tours - Maple Grove Hospital

Topics: Pregnancy & Birth

Locations: Maple Grove Hospital

The staff at our Family Birth Center offer tours for those expecting to deliver at Maple Grove Hospital. Topics include: An opportunity to orient yourself…

Date:

  • Mon 9/24/18
    6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
  • Mon 9/24/18
    7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
  • Tue 9/25/18
    4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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Family Birth Center Tours - North Memorial Health Hospital

Topics: Pregnancy & Birth

Locations: North Memorial Health Hospital

At North Memorial Health, we believe your birth experience should be as close to the way you want it as possible. Giving birth is natural,…

Date:

  • Sat 9/29/18
    10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Tue 10/2/18
    6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat 10/13/18
    10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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Review

Awesome place to go if you’re bringing a baby into the world. Everyone is very caring, and the facility is fantastic.

- Steve
Maple Grove Hospital
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We had our son at the birthing center and I cannot say enough about our experience. Every person we came into contact with was extremely knowledgeable, and their passion for patient and newborn care showed

- Andrea
Maple Grove Hospital
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Everyone, from my doctor, the anesthesiologist, and the hospital cafe/cleaning staff to the unbelievable nurses on staff, made our experience truly unforgettable! They went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable, healthy, and happy!

- Cassi
Maple Grove Hospital
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I feel very well cared for here and wouldn’t go anywhere else.

- North Memorial Health Customer
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