At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, maternity care focuses on you, the delivering mom. We take extra steps to ensure you have what you need for a healthy pregnancy and baby. Your peace of mind and overall well-being matter to us, which is why we provide childbirth family education and resources.
We have been delivering quality family education for more than 30 years. Family education is available in-person and online, making it easier to fit into your busy schedule. Certified childbirth educators lead birthing classes and courses on a variety of topics to help you welcome your baby.
Registration is required:
Our free downloadable maternity guide provides everything you need to know as you take your first steps toward motherhood: Having Your Baby with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.
We provide valuable information about:
WIC is a federally funded program that provides supplemental nutrition and support to low-income pregnant women and families. Almost half of all babies in Washington state are on WIC.
WIC benefits may include:
If you’re pregnant or have a child under age 5, your family may be eligible for WIC. Recipients typically are working families on a tight budget, unemployment or other forms of public assistance.
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In collaboration with Step By Step, a local community agency, we help women in need during pregnancy and the weeks following childbirth. Step by Step helps at-risk pregnant women deliver healthy babies, embrace their roles as parents and secure promising futures.
Resources available through Step By Step include:
Find out more about our pregnancy and childbirth services or make an appointment.