Pregnancy

Birth Center — Now Offering Online Classes!
The Birth Center at CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital is now offering online childbirth education as an alternative to an in-person class. The classes provide parents-to-be with essential information about labor, delivery and breastfeeding — in the comfort, convenience and safety of their own homes!

View the list of available classes.
Introducing the Lactation (Breastfeeding) Clinic
CentraCare has recently opened an outpatient Lactation (Breastfeeding) Clinic, located within CentraCare – Plaza Clinic Obstetrics and Women’s Health. The clinic sees patients for issues related to lactation and breastfeeding, including:
  • Hand expressing milk prenatally — colostrum harvesting
  • Preparing for breastfeeding in the hospital/expectations
  • Breastfeeding after breast surgery
  • Breastfeeding multiples
  • Milk production — normal, management of low-supply or over-supply
  • Latching issues
  • Management of plugged ducts and breast infection
  • Pumping questions, return to work and weaning
  • Guidelines for safe medication use during lactation
  • Weight checks for baby
Learn more about the clinic.
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