Savor the Tiniest Moments
We provide a supportive environment for moms-to-be, so you can focus on having a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Whether you choose to have your baby at a CHI Franciscan Family Birth Center, our Midwifery Birth Center, or at the Virginia Mason birth center in Seattle (now open!), you’ll receive personalized care and support from two of the largest health systems in Western Washington. We're committed to exceptional care that puts you and your baby first.
We offer two great options for labor and delivery: our Family Birth Centers located throughout the Puget Sound region and our new Midwifery Birth Center, located on the St. Joseph Medical Center campus in Tacoma.
Regardless of the location you choose, you’ll receive the caring, personal attention that we’re known for. Our skilled obstetricians, nurse-midwives and nurses are dedicated to supporting the birth experience you choose. View our videos to learn more about the expert care at our birth centers.
We designed our comfortable birthing suites with you and your family in mind, to provide a soothing, positive birth experience. Please view our locations below for birthing suite features.
Take a tour of our Family Birth Centers
See our birth centers virtually or get a firsthand look at a CHI Franciscan Family Birth Center by taking an onsite tour. You’ll learn valuable information that will become part of your birth experience, get answers to your questions and meet some of our staff.
Midwifery Birth Center tours are part of the Midwifery Birth Center orientation class. For more information or to see if you are eligible to deliver here, please make an appointment with one of our certified nurse midwives.
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 CHI Franciscan.
> Birth Centers
Midwifery Center at St. Joseph (Tacoma)
St. Elizabeth (Enumclaw)
St. Francis (Federal Way)
St. Joseph (Tacoma)
Virginia Mason Birth Center (Seattle)
Level III NICU
Choosing a Provider
High-Risk Pregnancy Care
Delivering Your Baby
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