Childbirth and Neonatal Services

newborn_fingersCongratulations. We're honored you're considering Valley Medical Center as the place to begin this wonderful new chapter in your life. Every year over 3,000 babies get their start here. Our beautiful new facility blends state-of-the-art care with soothing surroundings. We invite you to take a tour of The Birth Center early in your pregnancy. You'll find Valley Medical Center a resource for birth preparation classes, prenatal fitness, breastfeeding help and advice about parenting and medical care. We appreciate each family's differing needs and we go out of our way to make your baby's birth a joyful, memorable event.

Download a brochure about The Birth Center by clicking here!        [Español]

It's all in the delivery.

BirthClass-Birth-Suite-LargeVMC's state-of-the-art Birth Center offers a comfortable experience for the entire family, with private, suite-like rooms for labor, birth and recovery. Each room has free on-demand movies, DVD/CD player, wireless Internet access, room service meal delivery, and a daybed so family members can also stay in comfort. This home-like setting allows you and your family to relax and direct your attention to getting to know your new baby.

The atmosphere at The Birth Center is matched only by the expert level of care you receive. Our specially trained nursing staff, midwives and OB/GYN doctors deliver compassionate, family-centered care in a safe, nurturing environment. Your comfort is important to us. Hydrotherapy in our whirlpool baths, epidural anesthesia and a variety of other pain management options are available. The Birth Center has an obstetric specialist, called a hospitalist, on duty 24-hours a day, 365 days a year for the safety of our patients and new arrivals. This innovative program ensures that a physician is available in the event of an obstetric emergency, including Caesarean births.

In the unlikely event your baby requires intensive care—you’re at the right place. Valley Medical Center houses the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between Seattle and Tacoma, with neonatology specialists (doctors, registered nurses and nurse practitioners trained to care for premature and sick babies) in house 24-hours a day.

icon-video Take a video tour of The Birth Center, then come see for yourself. Schedule a tour of the Birth Center.

  • Spacious suites-containing whirlpool tubs and DVD players-where your comfort takes center stage
  • Classes in childbirth preparation plus special sessions for grandparents and siblings
  • A full range of options for managing pain, from massage to medication
  • Specially trained nurses to help you with breastfeeding
  • A first-class security system so everyone rests easier
  • Nurses who know how to teach you and your family to care for your precious new baby
  • Advanced care for high-risk pregnancies
  • A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for babies who are premature or have special needs
  • NEW! Welcome to a new childbirth choice with the Midwives Clinic at VMC

Deciding where to have your baby?

Birth-Center-Check-ListDon't assume your hospital offers vitally important services on-site to help ensure you and your baby's comfort and safety. Make sure to take this list with you.

Come visit! Free tours are offered the first Tuesday of the month, the third Thursday of the month and every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Registration is required. Schedule your free tour now. For more information about Birth Center Tours, please call 206.575.2229 (BABY).

Fast Facts about The Birth Center 
 
  

 

Find a doctor who delivers at VMC

Find an OB/GYN                              Find a Certified Nurse Midwife

Your health care provider will help you establish a schedule of prenatal care for the entire duration of your pregnancy. Our experienced physicians have specialized training in the care of women during pregnancy, labor and childbirth. And, VMC's Certified Nurse Midwives deliver individualized care, with access to state-of-the-art technology, including a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our patients deliver at Valley Medical Center’s state-of-the-art Birth Center.

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Pregnancy, Birth Preparation & Parenting Classes

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