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Pregnancy & Childbirth

Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your fourth, you want the best possible care for your big day and beyond. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we’re with you every step of the journey—from prenatal care  through labor and delivery to pediatric care for your new baby.

Maternity guide

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. Download the guide 

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Experienced maternity care

Here you’ll find compassionate, personalized care for you and your new little one, combined with leading-edge medical expertise. Our team of skilled providers includes the Puget Sound region’s best:

  • Obstetricians 
  • Certified nurse midwives 
  • Neonatologists : Physicians and advanced practice clinicians who specialize in caring for newborns, especially ill or premature newborns
  • Perinatologists: Also known as maternal fetal medicine specialists, these doctors specialize in managing care for women with high-risk pregnancies and their babies throughout pregnancy
  • Pediatricians 
  • Family medicine providers

Collaborative obstetric care

We focus on you, the delivering mom, with personalized choices to suit your needs before, during and after your baby’s birth. Through our collaborative approach, highly experienced OB/GYNs and certified nurse midwives follow a collaborative care model, partnering with their patients to provide safe, high-quality care. 

From your prenatal visits and consultations with specialists as needed, to educational opportunities and birthing options, our team provides comprehensive services for every stage of your pregnancy. When needed, we can help coordinate advanced neonatology care through our collaboration with Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Comprehensive maternity and childbirth services

At locations throughout the Puget Sound area, our experienced maternity and pediatric professionals offer services that include:

  • Prenatal care 
  • High-risk pregnancy care
  • Childbirth and parenting classes 
  • 24/7 OB hospitalists: Board-certified physicians specializing in obstetrics and available on-site for labor and delivery
  • Personalized childbirth care, including water births and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
  • Doula program
  • Baby photography and WebNursery®
  • Breastfeeding support with our certified lactation consultants
  • We partner with the region’s most experienced neonatology teams
  • Advanced care for premature and critically ill newborns

Choose a provider for pregnancy care and childbirth

Get started on your maternity journey at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health by choosing the provider who’s right for you. Find a provider.

Women’s health care

At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we celebrate and share in your journey. We provide the full spectrum of care from adolescence through adulthood, including:

  • Gynecology 
  • Family planning and education
  • Midwifery
  • Infertility care
  • Prenatal care 
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Healthy lifestyle support (such as nutrition and smoking cessation)
  • Testing and cancer screening, including mammography and ultrasound exams
  • Care for incontinence 
  • Perimenopause and menopause management
  • Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

Make an appointment

To make an appointment with one of our women’s health specialists, find a location .