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Family Birth Center at St. Michael Medical Center - Silverdale

When you’re expecting a baby, your top priority is expert health care and support for your family. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we focus on the needs of your entire family throughout the childbirth experience.

Mother and baby

Excellent care for pregnancy and childbirth

Each year, more than 1,900 babies draw their first breath at St. Michael Medical Center in Silverdale. We offer you:

  • An obstetrical Emergency Department with board-certified obstetric physicians for pregnant patients over 16 weeks' gestation
  • A 10-bed, Level II Special Care Nursery with 24 hours a day, seven days a week care for babies born at 32 weeks' gestation or greater
  • 24 hours a day, seven days a week OB hospitalists: Board-certified physicians specializing in obstetrics and available on-site for labor and delivery
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (or VBAC)
  • 24 hours a day, seven days a week anesthesia: Board-certified physicians specializing in anesthesia services
  • Breastfeeding support with our certified lactation consultants, including inpatient room visits and outpatient follow-up (by appointment only)
  • Childbirth and parenting classes
  • Food tray delivery service available for patients. The cafeteria offers many food options for visitors. Vending machines, with fresh food options, available on the unit.
  • Community breast milk donation drop off

Our Level II Special Care Nursery provides care for babies born down to 32 weeks. We partner with board-certified pediatricians, Seattle Children’s Neonatal Advanced Practice Providers and Specialty Trained Neonatal Registered Nurses who provide 24 hours a day, seven days a week care for ill newborns in this dedicated unit.

Our registered nurses are trained in Labor and Delivery, Special Care Nursery and Postpartum. Our team partners with the Northwest Family Medicine Residency, and receives special recognition for achieving advanced nursing degrees, specialty certifications, March of Dimes Nurse of the Year awards, and Daisy awards.

Private, comfortable birthing suites

We designed our birthing suites for all stages of birth—labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum. Our spacious, beautifully decorated suites provide many of the comforts of home, including:

  • Birthing balls, peanut balls, positioning guides, and nitrous oxide
  • Televisions
  • Sleeper chairs for your support person
  • State-of-the-art fetal monitoring for safe labor and delivery
  • Quick access to two operating rooms, if needed
  • Nurses trained in physiologic labor support

Award winning

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized St. Michael Medical Center for excellence in lactation care. Additionally, St. Michael has received the Gold Breastfeeding Friendly Washington Award, has received Safe Sleep Certification and is a Baby-Friendly Hospital designation by Baby-Friendly USA. 

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Take a tour

During the tour, you’ll learn more about your birth experience and meet some of our staff. 

Find a provider at the Family Birth Center in Silverdale

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

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.