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Pregnancy and Childbirth
Family Birth Center at St. Francis Hospital
If you have a new baby on the way, it’s good to know that experienced maternity care providers are close by. At St. Francis Hospital, we provide exceptional care and personal attention to you and your family.
Superior maternity and childbirth services
Our board-certified obstetricians, certified nurse-midwives and labor and delivery nurses focus on your individual needs throughout your pregnancy, labor, delivery and after childbirth. We serve families in our local communities of Federal Way, Auburn, Fife, Kent, Milton, Puyallup and Northeast Tacoma.
The Family Birth Center at St. Francis offers:
- Obstetrical care and midwifery services
- High-risk pregnancy care
- Vaginal birth after cesarean (or VBAC)
- Level II special care nursery for 24-hour specialized care for ill or premature newborns
- CenteringPregnancy® prenatal prenatal group program
- Childbirth and family education classes
- Baby photos and WebNursery
- Breastfeeding support with our certified lactation consultants, including inpatient room visits and outpatient follow-up (by appointment only)
- Partnership with the Neonatology team at Seattle Children’s Hospital
- Pelvic physical therapy program for pregnancy and postpartum conditions
Spacious, private birthing suites
We designed our birthing suites for your comfort and privacy during all stages of birth — labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum. Our spacious, beautifully decorated suites provide a soothing setting that includes:
- Comfortable birthing beds
- Private bathroom with whirlpool tub to help ease labor pains
- Sleeper chairs for the new mother’s support person and space for visitors
- State-of-the-art fetal monitoring technology and other technology for safe labor and delivery
- Quick access to operating rooms for C-section, if needed
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized St. Francis Hospital for excellence in lactation care.
Schedule an in-person tour
Get a firsthand look at our Family Birth Center at St. Francis during an in-person tour. You’ll meet our staff, get answers to your questions and learn about your birth experience. To register for a birth center tour, sign up online or call 1-888-825-3227.
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 Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.
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