Choosing Your Provider

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.

Expert providers for pregnancy, childbirth and beyond

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.

View our infographic to choose a birthing center that is right for you. Watch our provider videos as they discuss how they care for families like yours.


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:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth care
  • Comprehensive wellness and gynecological services through all stages of life

Midwifery services

CHI Franciscan Health provides the most expansive team of certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) in the Puget Sound. You can choose a CNM for:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth care
  • Comprehensive wellness and gynecological services through all stages of life

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. Find out more about our midwifery services.

Maternal-fetal medicine: Specialized care for high-risk pregnancy

At CHI Franciscan, you’ll find the region’s most skilled specialists, including perinatologists, for pregnant women who need more advanced care. Learn more about our high-risk pregnancy care.

Doula services for labor support

Certified professionals in our doula program at 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 at St. Joseph,
call 253-426-6856.

Pediatricians and family physicians for infant care

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. Find a pediatrician near you.

Choose a provider for pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care

Get started on your maternity journey at CHI Franciscan: find a provider who’s right for you.