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Family Birth Center at St. Joseph Medical Center

For families who are welcoming a new baby, nothing is more important than high-quality care throughout pregnancy and childbirth. At. St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, we provide expert medical care and comprehensive support as you bring a new life into the world.

Superior care for pregnancy and childbirth

St. Joseph delivers more babies in the South Puget Sound than any other hospital, and offers extensive prenatal, obstetrical, delivery and postpartum care. You’ll receive care from board-certified physicians and highly trained staff with the experience and skill for any situation.

The Family Birth Center at St. Joseph offers:

Spacious, private birthing suites

We designed our all-private birthing suites with your family’s comfort and privacy in mind. Our beautifully decorated suites provide a soothing setting including:

  • Private bathroom with whirlpool tub to help ease labor pains
  • Sleeper cots for the support person to rest after mom delivers and space for visitors
  • Spacious rooms with city and mountain views
  • State-of-the-art fetal monitoring and other technology for safe labor and delivery
  • Quick access to operating rooms for C-section, if needed

Award winning

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

Find a provider at the Family Birth Center in Tacoma

Learn more about our pregnancy and childbirth services at the Family Birth Center at St. Joseph Medical Center or make an appointment.

Sign up for a childbirth education class

Register online for a 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 at certain locations.

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.