Pregnancy & Birth

Pregnancy & Birth: A Family Affair

Pregnancy and birth are natural and highly personal processes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re intuitive. We’re here to help you through every stage of your pregnancy and birth—helping you define everything from amniotic sac to zygote—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our highly experienced teams are committed to getting your growing family off to the best possible start by helping you feel informed, involved, and fully supported through collaborative, compassionate, culturally competent care.

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The North Memorial Health Advantage

  • Both Maple Grove Hospital and North Memorial Health Hospital are designated Baby Friendly Hospitals, meaning we support the best evidence–based practices for mother-baby bonding. This includes breastfeeding support, rooming-in, protecting the Golden Hour after birth, promoting skin-to-skin time, and more.
  • We encourage and support a variety of labor options to empower your best health, including pain medication.
  • Nurses with extensive training in infant feeding provide you with support and education during your stay. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are available for additional support.
  • We offer donor breast milk to supplement feeding when necessary.
  • Our team of specialists, from respiratory therapists to pharmacists to nutritionists, partner in the care of you and your baby.
  • Our hospitals have highly specialized Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). Maple Grove Hospital can provide care to newborns who are born as early as 26 weeks of gestation, and North Memorial Health Hospital can take babies as early as 23 weeks.

 

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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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Holly Stenzel Taynton, DO

Family Medicine
I partner with my customers, empowering them to make healthy life choices.
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Leslie Good Norton, MD

Family Medicine
I feel that family medicine is a great way to care for not only the whole person, but also the whole family.
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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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Doris Tran-Stoebe, MD

Family Medicine
I am passionate about customer empowerment with their own care.
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Angelique Struyk, MD

Family Medicine
I help customers understand their health better so they can partner with me to improve it.
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Lora Princ, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology
I make sure my customer’s concerns and desires come first.
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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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Cora Walsh, MD, MSc

Family Medicine
I believe continuity of care across all ages is important.
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Sherry A. Paulson, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology
I believe in evidence-based, yet individualized care.
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Jennifer Tessmer-Tuck, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology
I strive to help customers make informed decisions about their care.
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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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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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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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Melissa Lachowitzer, APRN, CNP

Family Medicine
My philosophy is to educate and empower individuals, through evidenced-based care.
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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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Suzanne Pauly, MD

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

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