Labor & Delivery
The Family Maternity Center
Welcoming your baby into the world is an exciting and unique experience. We understand that you've thought a lot about the birth experience that you want, and we respect the values, beliefs and choices you make regarding your baby's birth.
We are here to meet all of your needs and are excited to welcome you to our newly renovated and conveniently located Family Maternity Center.
Your birthing experience will now have the support of one of our 34 refurbished labor rooms featuring state-of-the-art equipment, one of our 27 remodeled after-delivery rooms and two modern family areas with a kitchen, food storage space and entertainment centers.
Normally, our family-centered care would include friends and family at birth, but special guidelines are in place due to COVID-19.
To get to the Family Maternity Center, use our central hospital entrance off NE 130th Lane. When you enter the hospital, turn right and head straight into the maternity center's reception area.
Click here to see a map of the EvergreenHealth campus showing the Central Entrance as well as the parking entrance for maternity and OB patients.
Your labor, birth and recovery will all take place in a private modernized, spacious and comfortable birthing suite with your own bathroom. Learn more about our birthing suites
What to Bring to the Hospital
Whether it's your first baby or not, knowing what to bring to your child's birth can be a bit of a mystery. Thankfully, our resort-style amenities make it easy on you and your loved ones, but we have also developed this list of must-haves as well as some items our past patients have found comforting. What to bring to the Hospital
Your Care Team
Your expert labor nurse will be there for you, making sure you are as comfortable as possible during your birthing experience.
Your OB or Midwife
Whether you prefer the care of an OB or a midwife, we have the support in place to make sure they're with you during labor.
OB hospitalists are available in the maternity center 24/7. They're available to help if your provider isn't available or if extra help is needed during delivery.
Anesthesiologists are ready to assist you in labor or should you need a C-section.
We have expanded our OB Emergency Department to include six private rooms and a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with the most advanced equipment and support from the entire EvergreenHealth system.
Should a C-section become medically necessary, we have operating rooms reserved for C-section deliveries.
We're pleased to be one of four hospitals nationwide participating in the Team Birth Project, where our maternity staff uses enhanced communication tools and strategies to reduce the number of unnecessary C-section births. Learn more about the Team Birth Project
After Your Delivery
After birth, your baby will be placed directly against your body, skin to skin covered by a warm blanket. This helps your baby adjust from being a fetus to being a newborn, and keeps your baby warm, stabilizes the heart and breathing and calms your baby. Getting to know your baby
When your newborn is ready to feed, your labor nurse will help you and your baby get started with breastfeeding. Learn more about breastfeeding support
Your baby will stay with you in the birthing suite, giving you a chance to get to know your baby and recognize when it's time for a feeding.
Nourishment For Mom
Snacks and beverages are available anytime for new moms. Our concierge-style meal service lets you select what you want to eat from an approved menu, and when you'd like to have it served. Learn more about our meal service
When will you go home?
If you have a vaginal birth without complications, you can expect to go home about 24 hours later.
After a cesarean birth, you will probably go home about two days after the birth. Your physician or midwife will determine if your stay will be extended based on your need for continuing medical care.
Your baby's birth certificate and social security number
Our Support Continues
Our care for you and your new baby continues after you leave the Family Maternity Center, with programs and support designed to help your family get off to the healthiest start possible. Learn about our continued support