You may be wondering what has become of our freestanding birth center at 2606 Chicago Ave. The news is very good. It has been a long gestation and labor is about to start. We are optimistic for the launch of the first Minneapolis birth center in 2011. The prolonged gestation involved the wait for passage of a state birth center licensing bill and for revision of the city zoning code to permit birth centers. Both are now completed. We are now in process of exploring how to proceed with our house, which was built in 1911.
The Minnesota Birth Center (MBC) will be a midwife directed pregnancy care option for women with normal pregnancies just across the street from the Mother and Baby Hospital in Minneapolis. We will keep you informed as delivery of the MBC approaches