Our group-visit prenatal care program, CenteringPregnancy®, offers the three major elements of prenatal care: health checks, education and support. You, and your partner or spouse (if desired), attend ten, 90-minute sessions with a group of women with similar due dates. In the sessions you’ll receive health assessments and education led by a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) or Obstetrician (OB).

Why Choose CenteringPregnancy?

  • You have a low-risk pregnancy
  • You like to bond and experience new things with other women
  • You enjoy discussion and learning all there is to know about something
  • You would rather attend group sessions than regular one-on-one prenatal visits
Learn more about CenteringPregnancy at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Throughout the Region

This unique program is available at locations in Burien, Federal Way, Lakewood and Tacoma—with a program coming soon to Enumclaw.

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Happy Moms 

High Satisfaction Rate

This program has a high satisfaction rate and women are generally more engaged, better informed and ask their providers more in-depth questions about their pregnancy.

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Home-like Environments

Our Birth Centers provide calm and comfortable private rooms―many include amenities like birth tubs, and all are designed with your family’s comfort in mind.

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Find a CenteringPregnancy Location Near You

  • King County
  • Pierce County
  • Kitsap County

Franciscan Women's Health Associates - Burien

16045 First Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148

Franciscan Women's Health Associates - Federal Way

34709 Ninth Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003

Family Birth Center at St. Joseph Medical Center

1717 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Franciscan Women's Health Associates at St. Clare

11311 Bridgeport Way Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98499

There are no locations in Kitsap County.

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.