Obstetrics + Childbirth

Obstetrics + Childbirth

What’s My Birth Style?

Throughout your pregnancy, you’ll have many choices. One of the first, and most important, is what kind of childbirth experience you hope to have. All of our locations and providers are focused on helping you deliver a healthy baby in a safe and supportive environment – and there are many ways to get there. Take this quiz and see what type of birth style fits your personal style.

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Birth Your Way – With Expert Support and Guidance

There’s nothing like the experience of pregnancy and childbirth – and no two women’s experiences are exactly the same. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we provide options that allow you to choose the prenatal care and childbirth experience that are right for you.


Don't Forget to Choose a Pediatrician

Before checking out of the birth center, you will need to choose a pediatrician or Family Medicine provider for your baby, and you can choose one even before he or she is born.

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Throughout your child’s life, they will see a pediatrician for wellness care, vaccinations, chronic conditions like allergies or asthma, as well as minor illnesses and injuries. Your pediatrician will get to know your child and your family so they can provide trusted, personalized care.

Choosing a pediatrician is an important decision - it’s the beginning of a partnership that will keep your child healthy and safe. Check it off your to-do list now, and rest easy knowing your child will be in good hands from the very start.

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Having a Baby with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Having your baby with CHI Franciscan Health

There’s nothing like the experience of pregnancy and childbirth – it can be both exhilarating and exhausting, sometimes in the same day. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we provide a supportive environment for moms-to-be, so you can focus on having a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

  • Choosing a birth center
  • Prenatal care
  • Childbirth and parenting classes
  • CenteringPregnancy®
  • Your birth plan
  • Appointment tracker
  • What to bring to the hospital
  • What to expect at your hospital

Download our guide, filled with everything you need to know about having your baby at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.