At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we understand that every birth is unique. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring you have the experience you’ve been hoping and preparing for with a wide range of choices in prenatal care, methods of childbirth and family birth centers for the big day.
When baby’s big day arrives your birth plan will be followed as closely as possible. Whether you’re opting for a water birth, an epidural or a vaginal birth after cesarean, we’re here to assist with your unique labor and delivery. If your wishes include having a doula present, they will be by your side, providing support and encouragement throughout the birth process.
If baby is born prematurely or with unique medical needs, they’ll get the specialized attention and care they need in our special care nurseries or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We collaborate with the neonatology experts at Seattle Children’s Hospital, the region’s largest and most experienced pediatric academic medical center.
We hope you’ll spend some time discovering the unique features of each birthing center by taking a virtual tour of one—or all—of our locations below.