EvergreenHealth Midwifery Care is pleased to offer you and your family the option of a midwife delivery for your baby.
This hospital-based midwifery service with 24/7 coverage offers high quality, low-intervention care, including birth experiences for women and their families in a safe and welcoming environment – the Family Maternity Center.
Many women choose to deliver with the help of midwives because of a desire for a unique, personalized, birthing experience.
EvergreenHealth Midwifery Care is proud to offer women this experience, as well as access to a full range of services available through EvergreenHealth.
Many women choose to partner with a midwife for their pregnancy and birth because they know that:
- Midwives are watchful guardians of normal birth and practice judicious use of medical interventions only when necessary. Learn more about midwives
- National research indicates that women who choose a nurse-midwife have lower rates of induction of labor, cesarean section, and perineal trauma, and higher rates of breastfeeding.
- Certified nurse-midwives can prescribe medications and order diagnostic procedures when appropriate and medically indicated. Prenatal appointments with midwives tend to be longer than those with physicians, and midwives tend to spend more time by a woman’s side in labor – supporting her and watching for any health concerns. Midwives provide access to a host of pain relief options in labor, including massage, relaxation, use of a tub, and epidural anesthesia if desired.
- EvergreenHealth midwives have access to obstetricians for collaboration and consultation when needed.
Meet a Midwife
This free 30-minute session will introduce you to the unique, personalized birthing experience offered by EvergreenHealth Midwifery Care.
Available dates and online registration