Midwifery

 

Providence Medical Group’s Midwifery Services were originally established solely to provide maternity care for underprivileged women. Today, our team of midwives serves a growing number of expectant moms seeking the supportive, low-intervention childbirth philosophy we practice. The Certified Nurse Midwives of Providence Medical Group provide both well-woman care and Midwifery Childbirth Services (pregnancy, labor and delivery).

Specialized expertise

The midwives are Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP), have completed an accredited training program and are nationally certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. For backup and support with complicated obstetric cases, our midwives work closely with the medical doctors of Providence Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as the Maternal Fetal Medicine staff at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

Your first visit

When you arrive, you’ll check in and present your photo ID and insurance card.

Then, a Certified Nurse-Midwife will go over your medical history and perform a complete physical examination. Together, you’ll discuss your birthing plan and whether you prefer having natural childbirth or using pain medication. We’re always happy to answer questions. And, we encourage your family to participate during every step of your pregnancy.

Save time by filling out the following forms before your visit:

CenteringPregnancy

Now expectant moms have another option for prenatal care, offered through the Providence Midwifery program. Centering pregnancy is an innovative group-based prenatal care program that allows women to spend more time with their health care provider and gives them an opportunity to learn from other pregnant women as they experience pregnancy together. Learn more about the CenteringPregnancy program.

Delivering your baby

You’ll deliver your baby in the Family Maternity Center in the Pavilion for Women and Children at Providence Regional, Pacific Campus. This comfortable, home-like setting is where families experience the entire process – labor, birth and recovery – in a private birthing suite designed with your comfort in mind.

Your Certified Nurse-Midwife will be with you in your suite, encouraging you and helping you cope with discomfort. After your baby is delivered, your nurse-midwife stays close by to check on you.


Our certified nurse-midwives at Providence provide obstetrics (pregnancy, labor and delivery) and gynecology care for women. They are advanced registered nurse practitioners that have completed an accredited training program and are nationally certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. For high-risk pregnancies, our OB/GYN physicians are available for referral and consultation.