#TwitterTour: The Mother Baby Center

The Mother Baby Center — A sneak peek

The Mother Baby Center doesn’t open until Feb. 4. But, we wanted to give the public a special preview. We consider it our crowning achievement — a great place to have a baby and a great place to be a baby. In case you missed the virtual tour, here are some highlights:

Storified by Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota· Thu, Jan 31 2013 12:03:04

If you want a sneak peek of The Mother Baby Center, join us for a #TwitterTour today at noon. Details: http://t.co/15r5ZV9EChildren’s Minnesota
Thanks for joining us for a sneak peek of @TMBCenter! During the next hour, we’re going to share info, photos and more! #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
Got questions during the hour about @TMBCenter? You can fire away now and we’ll answer them at the end of the #TwitterTour!Children’s Minnesota
First, we’d like to give a shout out to @AbbottHospital. Together we’re able to make @TMBCenter a reality! #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
The #TwitterTour is underway. Follow @ChildrensMN for the next hour to get a sneak peek of our center.Mother Baby Center
Opening its doors this Monday at 7AM, @TMBCenter is the only birth center of its kind in MN #TwitterTour http://ow.ly/i/1s0U4Children’s Minnesota
From traditional to alternative to high-risk pregnancies, @TMBCenter is equipped for all birthing situations #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
10% of 4k annual births at @AbbottHospital involve high-risk pregnancies or complications requiring add’l newborn care #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
Currently @AbbottHospital delivers more babies than any hospital in MN. With @TMBCenter there’s capacity for up to 5k births! #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
Before @TMBCenter, high-risk newborns were transported a 1/4-mile from @AbbottHospital to Children’s, separating mom and baby #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
This separation happened to the Stoltz and Windschitl families. Read more: http://ow.ly/hiVz4 and http://ow.ly/hiVBt #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
[Video] Jim and Jodi Muelken had a similar story: http://ow.ly/hiVMW #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
With @TMBCenter, our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is just steps away from labor & delivery! #TwitterTour http://ow.ly/i/1s15uChildren’s Minnesota
A reminder, you can jump in with questions about @TMBCenter during or after the #TwitterTour! We’re happy to answer them.Children’s Minnesota
Our NICU is the 4th largest in the United States, with more than 1,900 admissions per year #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
The NICU has private rooms where parents can sleep #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
There are 3 operating rooms for cesarean sections and open (in utero) fetal surgeries #TwitterTour http://ow.ly/i/1s1g8Children’s Minnesota
Connected to the OR is a resuscitation room for the safety of high-risk babies that’s a short hallway from the NICU #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
[Photo] Resuscitation room: http://ow.ly/i/1s1lk #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
The Special Care Nursery @TMBCenter has 24 rooms with 31 bassinets, including rooms for twins and triplets #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
Good question. @TMBCenter is located only in Minneapolis. RT @babyfactory6: @ChildrensMN does this include St. Paul campus? #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
The Special Care Nursery rooms have privacy curtains, breast pump, pull-out sofa and a recliner #TwitterTour http://ow.ly/i/1s1owChildren’s Minnesota
Let’s get to the labor delivery rooms! There are 13 L&D rooms, with private bath and shower! #TwitterTour http://ow.ly/i/1s1s9Children’s Minnesota
The L&D rooms have 3 levels of lighting, a flat screen TV, DVD player and iPod docking station #TwitterTour http://ow.ly/i/1s1x3Children’s Minnesota
It does! MT @babyfactory6: @ChildrensMN I meant to ask if the stat about the NICU being 4th largest includes St. Paul NICU? #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
There’s a waterbirth room featuring a 96-gallon tub. There are 3 add’l portable tubs #TwitterTour http://ow.ly/i/1s1zxChildren’s Minnesota
There are 34 providers @TMBCenter including physicians and midwives who can perform waterbirths #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
Expecting? You can find a provider here: http://ow.ly/hiZjD #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
There are 3 family sleep rooms for those experiencing adoption or surrogacy #TwitterTour http://ow.ly/i/1s1GtChildren’s Minnesota
Families and guests can visit our Celebration Plaza, which includes a play area for kids #TwitterTour http://ow.ly/i/1s1OoChildren’s Minnesota
Expecting moms will be evaluated at the Maternal Assessment Center. We have 6 rooms #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
Dads often ask about parking and where to drop off the mom-to-be. The main entrance has a circle driveway for easy drop-off #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
There are 4 short-term stork parking spaces in the ramp. Directions: http://ow.ly/hj0vr #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
People can also enter @TMBCenter through the second floor of Children’s #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
Expecting and plan on guests? Find visitor guidelines here: http://ow.ly/hj0O2 #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
We’re about to wrap up soon, but we want to share this fun video of @TMBCenter: http://ow.ly/hj160 #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
We also want to share this beautiful story about @TMBCenter from @MyFOX9: http://ow.ly/hj1ik #TwitterTourChildren’s Minnesota
For those unable to follow the entire #TwitterTour today, we’ll share a transcript soon.Children’s Minnesota
Thanks for joining us! We hope you enjoyed the #TwitterTour. For more info about @TMBCenter, visit: http://ow.ly/hj1KxChildren’s Minnesota

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