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

  • 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 at our hospitals. At North – Maple Grove Hospital, International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are available for additional support. Learn more about our lactation services at North – Maple Grove Hospital.
  • 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.
  • North – Maple Grove Hospital has a highly specialized Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and can provide care to newborns who are born as early as 23 weeks of gestation.
  • North – Maple Grove Hospital has been recognized as a “Best Place to Have a Baby” by Star Tribune’s Minnesota’s Best publication and one of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals for 2024 by Newsweek.

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Family Birth Centers

North – Maple Grove Hospital
Family Birth Center

9875 Hospital Drive, Maple Grove MN 55369

Open: 24/7
Phone: 763-581-1000

Experience our birth center, where our nurturing, calming atmosphere has welcomed more than 60,000 babies into the world. We match our expert, evidence–based care with your unique experience to provide the best start possible to your family.

Fill out a birth pre-registration form through your MyChart account

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North – Robbinsdale Hospital
Family Birth Center

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3300 Oakdale Ave. N, Robbinsdale, MN 55411

Open: 24/7
Phone: 763-520-5200

Respectful, experienced, culturally competent care: We provide all that and more for your family in our birth center. No matter how you come to meet your baby, we provide the best evidence-based care in a quiet, cozy environment, perfect for a first day’s welcome.

Fill out a birth pre-registration form through your MyChart account

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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

Family Medicine and Pediatric Physicians

In-House Obstetricians 24/7

Multiple Births

Pediatric Surgicals

Pediatric Trauma

Vaginal Delivery

List of Surgeries

Ablation

Endometriosis

Hysterectomy

Incontinence

Infertility

Caesarian Section (C-section)

Care Team

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

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Sherry A. Paulson, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology
I believe in evidence-based, yet individualized care.
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Suzanne Pauly, MD

Family Medicine
I see patients of all ages, from infancy through adulthood.
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Todd Stanhope, MD

OB/GYN Hospitalist
I enjoy working with my patients and their families to achieve a safe delivery consistent with their preferences.
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Lora Princ, MD

Lora Princ, MD, MBA

OB/GYN Hospitalist
I make sure my patient's concerns and desires come first.
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Claire Philippe, DO, MPH

Family Medicine, Obstetrics
I enjoy working with individuals and their families to reach their healthcare goals.
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Leslee J. Jaeger, MD

OB/GYN Hospitalist
I negotiate the best treatment options for each individual.
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Salma Shaker, MD

Salma Shaker, MD

OB/GYN Hospitalist and Surgical Critical Care
I strive to provide quality, compassionate and individualized care to all.
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Matthew Palmer, DO

Obstetrics/Gynecology
I believe that a true connection with my patients really makes practicing exciting and rewarding.
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Kristen Williams, MD

OB/GYN Hospitalist
I strive to provide caring, quality healthcare to women.
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Timothy Olson, MD, PhD

Timothy Olson, MD, PhD

OB/GYN Hospitalist
I believe the patient experience and outcomes are optimized by a team of committed health care professionals.
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Brigette Ritter, MD

Brigette Ritter, MD

OB/GYN Hospitalist
I strive to care for patients like I would care for my sisters.
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Jennifer Peoples

Jennifer J. Peoples, MD

OB/GYN Hospitalist
See patients as individuals and try to envision their perspective on the healthcare experience.
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Taryn M. McEvoy, MD

Taryn M. McEvoy, MD

OB/GYN Hospitalist
I prioritize safety and teamwork to give the best care to every individual.
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Stan Davis, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN Hospitalist
I have always loved obstetrics. Being part of such an important event is truly humbling.
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Christine Goudge, MD

OB/GYN Hospitalist
I will take care of you as I would my own family.
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Groups & Classes

Get the support and education you need to prepare for the birth of your baby.

Childbirth and Parenting Preparation | Two-Day Class

North Memorial Health – Maple Grove Hospital 9875 Hospital Drive, Maple Grove, MN

Class dates: July 20 & 21. This class is for expectant parents who have not previously taken a childbirth class. It is recommended to complete this class by your 36th week of pregnancy.

$110

Mommy and Me

North Memorial Health - Maple Grove Medical Center 9855 Hospital Drive, Maple Grove, MN

Our Mommy & Me support group meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the Maple Grove Medical Center attached to North – Maple Grove Hospital.

Free

Childbirth and Parenting Preparation | Five-Night Class

North Memorial Health – Maple Grove Hospital 9875 Hospital Drive, Maple Grove, MN

Class dates: July 24, 31, August 7, 14 & 21. This class is for expectant parents who have not previously taken a childbirth class. It is recommended to complete this class by your 36th week of pregnancy.

$110

North – Maple Grove Hospital Family Birth Center Tour

North Memorial Health – Maple Grove Hospital 9875 Hospital Drive, Maple Grove, MN

This 45-minute tour will offer you an in-depth look at everything North – Maple Grove Hospital Family Birth Center has to offer.

Free

Childbirth and Parenting Preparation | Five-Night Class

North Memorial Health – Maple Grove Hospital 9875 Hospital Drive, Maple Grove, MN

Class dates: July 25, August 1, 8, 15 & 22. This class is for expectant parents who have not previously taken a childbirth class. It is recommended to complete this class by your 36th week of pregnancy.

$110
Review

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

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

- North Memorial Health Patient
North – Robbinsdale Hospital