When it’s time to deliver your baby, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health offers all the care and special services your family needs. Our birthing centers, some recently renovated, are in locations throughout the Puget Sound area so that you can give birth close to home.
We offer options to tailor your experience before, during and after birth. Our friendly, experienced team honors your wishes while providing high-quality labor, delivery and recovery services.
Family birth centers are for women who wish to deliver their baby under the care of an obstetrician, certified nurse midwife or family medicine provider. We offer large, comfortable birthing suites, a calm environment and trusted care.
Family birth centers include a broad range of services and amenities, some of which are not widely available in the region. Offerings include:
Register online for an in-person childbirth education class and receive an on-site birthing center tour. At this time, tours are only available to those who attend one of our childbirth education classes.
Our family birth centers are located in:
The birth centers at St. Francis Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital have consistently been recognized by Newsweek magazine among America's Best Maternity Hospitals. This designation is only awarded to the country's top-performing programs, who maintain exceptional outcomes and deliver patient-focused care.
Our Midwifery Birth Center at St. Joseph Medical Center is the only outpatient birth center on a hospital campus in Washington state. It offers a quiet, private setting for delivering your baby without the business and fluorescent lights of a big hospital. You receive specialized care and support for a natural birth with additional experts nearby should you or your baby need them.
Our certified nurse midwives guide your care. They work alongside experienced labor and delivery nurses and a doula (if you have one). We provide amenities and supportive services to ease you and your family through the natural birth experience.
Offerings at our Midwifery Birth Center include:
Find out more about our pregnancy and childbirth services or make an appointment.