A birthing center is an excellent alternative to hospital births. It gives patients and their families more patient-focused care, freedom to move about the facility, and more support for natural birth methods. These three Seattle birthing centers serve families of the area by providing welcoming, safe environments for women and their families as they embark on their journey to becoming parents.
13128 Totem Lake Blvd NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Puget Sound Birth Center is a place where birth matters and is a magical experience that strengthens parents, babies, and the bond between them. The midwives at Puget Sound Birth Center promote the Midwives Model of Care, meaning all care is patient-focused, individualized, and with minimal interventions. Care is evidence-based, with the goal of educating women and their families to empower them to make the best decisions for their families.
Midwives at Puget Sound Birth Center believe that there should be plenty of time to ask questions, conduct visits in the comfort of birth suites, provide culturally-sensitive care, provide services for low-risk pregnancies, conduct a regular risk assessment, run prenatal blood tests, provide referrals as needed, and be accessible 24/7. Midwives promote skin-to-skin contact after birth, delayed cord clamping, early breastfeeding, and large beds that accommodate the whole family.
3830 South Ferdinand Street
Seattle, WA 98118
Seattle Home Maternity Service and Childbirth Center is located in Seattle’s vibrant Columbia City neighborhood and was founded in 1980 by Marge Mansfield and Suzy Myers. SHMS offers two options for birth center experiences: the licensed, onsite birth center on the lower level of the clinic or the Center for Birth in South Lake Union. With cozy, welcoming amenities, birth centers have an apartment design. Birthing rooms include a soaking tub, shower, living room area, and a second room with a murphy bed. Midwives also attend births in the South Lake Union neighborhood at the Center for Birth.
1500 Eastlake Avenue E
Seattle, WA 98102
Center for Birth in Seattle is the city’s only nationally accredited, freestanding community birth center. High-quality midwifery care is provided to families in a comfortable and friendly environment. Spacious, peaceful rooms feature extra-deep soaking tubs. Because this is a freestanding birth center, there is an importance in community-oriented and personalized experiences for families. Center for Birth is an appropriate setting for most people. It is uniquely suitable for working with midwives with minimal interventions during labor and delivery. The care provided at birth centers allows patients to take an active role in their birthing experience.
Birthing centers are welcoming, supportive environments for women and their families as they become parents. Bringing a new baby into the world can be a stressful yet exciting time for parents. Birthing centers give them more freedom and support of natural, low-intervention birthing methods. These three Seattle birthing centers provide excellent, welcoming facilities where patients and their families feel respected and empowered as they bring their new babies into the world.
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