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Family Birth Center at St. Francis Hospital

If you have a new baby on the way, it’s good to know that experienced maternity care providers are close by. At St. Francis Hospital, we provide exceptional care and personal attention to you and your family.

Superior maternity and childbirth services

Our board-certified obstetricians, certified nurse-midwives and labor and delivery nurses focus on your individual needs throughout your pregnancy, labor, delivery and after childbirth. We serve families in our local communities of Federal Way, Auburn, Fife, Kent, Milton, Puyallup and Northeast Tacoma.

The Family Birth Center at St. Francis offers:

Spacious, private birthing suites

We designed our birthing suites for your comfort and privacy during all stages of birth—labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum. Our spacious, beautifully decorated suites provide a soothing setting that includes:

  • Comfortable birthing beds
  • Private bathroom with whirlpool tub to help ease labor pains
  • Sleeper chairs for the new mother’s support person and space for visitors
  • State-of-the-art fetal monitoring technology and other technology for safe labor and delivery
  • Quick access to operating rooms for C-section, if needed

Award winning

Saint Francis Hospital is among America’s Best Maternity Hospitals according to Newsweek magazine. In addition to high-quality maternity and childbirth services, we also deliver exceptional postpartum care. We are among a select few programs in the region to maintain this honor.

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized St. Francis Hospital for excellence in lactation care.

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Childbirth education classes

Register online for a childbirth education class and receive an on-site birthing center tour. 

Download our free guide

Preparing for childbirth can be overwhelming. To help you get started, we’ve created a free downloadable guide that provides everything you need to know as you take your first steps toward motherhood with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.