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Rochester MN Guide to Pregnancy and Birth Resources

This guide was brought to you by Olmsted Medical Center and the sponsors listed below.
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Becoming a new parent is a beautiful step for a family to take.  However, it can come with all sorts of varying emotions, feelings, and thoughts.  How do know when to do this? Where do I find out how to do that? Will I ever sleep again?  Why won’t my baby take a bottle? Rochester is filled with experts who are ready to assist you and your loved ones as you navigate the new days of parenthood.

Don’t forget to utilize our Pregnancy and Birth Resources section below our featured listings!


Olmsted Medical Center understands the importance of pregnancy and birth for each family. Offering family-centered care from early pregnancy to baby’s arrival, our BirthCenter’s facilities and caregivers work hard to provide a safe and personalized birthing experience for you. We know your birth experience is one of the most important events in your life. Most likely, you are experiencing strong emotions, dreams, and uncertainty in anticipation of your child’s birth. The OMC team will walk with you on your journey, providing exceptional medical care, support, and understanding. The OMC Prenatal & Family Education team provides classes and support for pregnancy, the birthing experience, the time immediately following delivery, breastfeeding, and more. We also address the important role that support partners play in the birthing process. For more information, call us today at (507)529-6605.


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We all know that raising a family comes with its fair share of joys, challenges, and financial responsibilities. From diapers and daycare to college savings and family vacations, the costs can add up quickly. First Alliance Credit Union can be a helpful resource for your growing family as they offer a plethora of benefits that can make your financial journey a bit smoother. A few benefits of becoming a member at a credit union include: a personalized banking experience, lower interest rates and fees, financial education resources, community involvement and more. You can experience the credit union difference by joining First Alliance Credit Union today.


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Rochester YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center offers full-day care and education for infants, toddlers, preschool, and pre-kindergarten with full and part-week options for toddlers and preschool. On-site amenities include bright, colorful classrooms, interactive whiteboards, a library, an outdoor garden, separate playgrounds for toddlers and preschoolers, and more. To learn more, get pricing information or to request a tour please visit our website.


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Early Childhood Family Services recognizes parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. Our team of licensed early educators partner with families to fill their toolboxes with engaging activities and support for their young children ages birth-age five. We offer classes specific to newborns and infants that provide resources and guidance for navigating your child’s development and your journey as a parent.


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Choosing a daycare and early learning facility for your children is one of the most important decisions you will make during your child’s earliest years. The infant classrooms at New Horizon Academy are places where babies can grow and learn every day by exploring and making new discoveries while providing invaluable peace of mind for you! Our loving, caring, and nurturing teachers use a research-based curriculum to create individualized daily schedules and lesson plans to support your baby’s development. The learning takes place in our state-of-the-art classrooms, which are designed to support each developmental milestone.

Visit our website to learn more about our early learning programs for infants through pre-kindergarten, state-of-the-art classrooms, commitment to safety, and more. Schedule a tour at one of our two convenient Rochester locations today!

Rochester, MN – Cascade Creek
625 4th St NW
Rochester, MN

Rochester, MN
3785 40th Ave NW
Rochester, MN


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Beautiful photos are only the start of what you will experience with Bliss Photography. My studio is conveniently located in the Miracle Mile Shopping center near St. Mary’s Hospital, and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Sit back and relax while I take care of the props and even the wardrobe if you’d like! I offer full consultation on making your session and your photo products perfect.  I’m a full-service boutique studio specializing in newborn babies, children, families and even a professional headshot for your career or business. I create beautiful wall art, albums, and digital archives that you can treasure for years to come. When your last baby leaves the nest, you will have the family images to remember all the stages. I’m looking forward to building a relationship with your family and I can’t wait to meet you!


better beginnings

Better Beginnings offers award-winning, premier birth doula support, postpartum doula care, in-home lactation support, and more for Rochester area families welcoming new babies. The investment in your birth and postpartum time is worth it, for confidence, health, sleep, and recovery.  Visit their website and learn about why they are a top-recommended doula company in Minnesota. Packages, à la carte services, and corporate or personal gifting opportunities are available, including online booking options.


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Full Circle Wellness & BirthCenter is being born in belief that your fullest, most authentic wellness is fostered from the ground up, inside out and partnered with each woman to enhance root cause care. We are a full spectrum women’s health clinic expanding to SE MN 1st Freestanding BirthCenter! We have created a unique model of care to give you an alternative option to receive everything under one roof including women’s health, chiropractic care, pelvic floor PT, mental health care, cosmetic injectables, reiki healing and more.


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Rochester Community Midwives blends traditional practices with modern safety to support your family through an empowering birth experience. We are the Rochester community specialists in natural birth. We also focus on pelvic health during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum to keep your body intact and functioning perfectly. Complete prenatal care, labor and birth care, postpartum, newborn, and lactation care are included. Almost all insurance types accepted!


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Laura the Midwife provides primary care midwifery services for birthing families in the Rochester area. Your complete birth package includes care from early pregnancy through labor, birth and postpartum all within the comfort of your own home. You receive personalized care throughout pregnancy until six weeks postpartum from your midwife, two midwives for your birth attendant team and all of the supplies you will need for your planned homebirth. Contact Laura today at laura@laurathemidwife.com to arrange an initial consultation to discuss how we might work together to create the most memorable, healthy, joyous and safe birth for you, your family and your new baby!


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Women’s bodies experience many different changes during pregnancy. Chiropractic may benefit pregnant women by reducing low back pain, having shorter labor times, and by detecting, preventing, and correcting the position of the baby. Our goal is to support pregnant women, make sure they are comfortable, and empower them to have the birth they want.

The doctors at Rochester Chiropractic & Wellness are specifically trained to provide care & relief to pre & post-natal women. We strive to provide a nurturing, mother-centered, safe, and gentle means to promote optimal health before, during, and after pregnancy. Our mission is to inspire, educate and impact our community to create a better future for every family.


Oh my, do we ever love the library. It’s no secret that the Rochester Public Library is one of our favorite places to take our little people. They have an extensive children’s section, incredible children’s programming, resources for ALL families, fun events (Stuffed Animal Sleepovers!), and helpful and familiar faces ready to help and point you in the right direction.

A few things to note:

  • If you are registering for a library card, be sure to bring along some sort of verification of your local address.
  • The library is located downtown.  There is some street (metered) parking, but there is a handy ramp attached to the library for a minimal fee.
  • The skyway access to the library is located on the 2nd level of the ramp.  Follow the hallway to the elevator (there is a beautiful mural to look at!) and take that to ground level.  There you will enter the library.  The children’s area is to the right.
  • They have a drive-up book return on the west side of the library near the entrance to the parking ramp.

Click the image below to be directed to our Quick Start Guide to the Rochester Public Library!

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Guide to Ice Skating | All you need to know about ice skating in Rochester MN!

Winter Fun Guide | We love making the most of winter here, and if you’re not from Minnesota and this is your first winter…we’ll help you grow to love it too!

Parenting Support Groups | Looking for other parents who “get” what you’re facing or going through?  Our list of parenting support groups is a great place to start in looking for support on your parenting journey!

Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches | One of our favorite times of the year…so many wonderful places for Harvest fun!

Farmer’s Market Finds Scavenger Hunt + Free Printable! | Our beloved Farmer’s Market is located at 4th Street and 3rd Avenue downtown Rochester from May-October and at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds November – April. This fun printable scavenger hunt makes the farmer’s market exciting for your little people!

Spring Nature Scavenger Hunt | Another fun outdoor scavenger hunt you can do in your neighborhood!

Family Fun Autumn Scavenger Hunt + Free Printable!

Olmsted County Fair Scavenger Hunt + Free Printable!

6 Fall Family Fun Hikes | Area hikes that are fun and manageable with children!



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