Whether you’re a first-time mom or are expecting your third child, you want an expert team for your maternity and childbirth care. We offer a network of skilled providers to help guide you through your maternity journey.
Our experienced specialists provide care for expectant mothers and their babies throughout the Puget Sound. You can choose from OB/GYNs, midwives and other specialists — essential members of a team that work hard to meet your family’s needs.
OB/GYNs are physicians who have completed specialized training in the medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system. You can choose an OB/GYN for:
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health provides the most expansive team of certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) in the Puget Sound. You can choose a CNM for:
Through our collaborative care approach, our OB/GYNs and CNMs work side-by-side to provide the best possible care for both mother and baby.
At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you’ll find the region’s most skilled specialists, including perinatologists, for pregnant women who need more advanced care.
Certified professionals in our doula program at St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Francis Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center help provide a positive birth experience. Privately contracted doulas are also welcome at any of our Family Birth Centers.
Experienced doulas assist women to develop birth plans and to assure that these plans are carried out, to the extent possible, during delivery. Doulas stay with their moms throughout labor and are on-hand during delivery to facilitate communication between the woman, her partner and her clinical care providers.
For more information about the doula program, call 253-426-6856.
All around the Puget Sound, our clinics provide high-quality care for your child, from infancy to adolescence. Choose a pediatrician or family physician for your baby before birth, so you can start to build a relationship.
Get started on your maternity journey at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health:
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.