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MultiCare Deaconess Hospital Family Birth Center

Childbirth Your Way at Deaconess

When you are pregnant, there are countless decisions to make, and at MultiCare Deaconess Hospital, every one of those decisions is yours. With our Childbirth Services, you can choose one of the area's finest obstetricians or family practice physicians to deliver your baby. Alternatively, you can have an experienced and attentive certified-nurse midwife guide you through childbirth. You can also choose how you want to approach pain management; whether your preference is for natural relaxation techniques or anesthesia, we'll support you.

Birthing Suites

Our birthing suites feature:

  • Large, spacious rooms with rocking chairs, birthing balls and peanut-balls available
  • Jetted jacuzzi tubs or walk-in showers
  • Flat screen TVs and internet access
  • Complimentary room service
  • Comfortable sleeping accommodations for the birthing coach
  • Nurses who care about meeting your needs and encourage you throughout the entire birth experience

Specialized C/Section suites

Family-centered operative deliveries offers options for you to participate in your birth

  • Clear drapes so you can visualize your baby being born
  • Skin to Skin care with your new baby and your support person right beside you
We are also excited to share with you a specialized plan to improve your operative birth experience and recovery. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a way to help prepare your body for surgery, recover safely, and return home as soon as possible. This plan helps you and your care providers work together to:
  • Minimize your risk of post-operative complications
  • Keep your pain level under control
  • Help you get out of bed and moving sooner
  • Allow you to eat and drink as soon as you are able
  • Keep your hospital stay short
  • Improve your satisfaction and have a better hospital experience.

BirthWise Birthing Center

Deaconess BirthWise is a birthing center that supports the natural-childbirth experience desired by many women. It offers a safe, comfortable alternative to the traditional hospital maternity environment, and is the only in-hospital birthing center in Spokane. Learn more about our BirthWise Birthing Center.


We invite you to take a free tour of Deaconess Hospital's family-oriented birthing center to see for yourself our high standards of comfort and care. During COVID, we're offering a virtual tour of our different facitilites

Childbirth Education

Childbirth education classes at Deaconess Hospital are taught by our labor and delivery nurses from the comfort of your own home where your questions will be answered by the same professionals who will be caring for you when you come to the hospital for delivery. Visit our Events Calendar for an updated listing of virtual childbirth classes.

High-Risk Pregnancy/Perinatology

Our perinatal specialists offer specialty care for women who are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, to help ensure their health and the health of their baby. Learn more about high-risk pregnancy and perinatal care at Deaconess.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Labor support is essential and looks different for every birthing family. Those who feel supported have better birth experiences. At MultiCare we especially value our Doula partnership during the labor process. The COVID pandemic has left many families in our community with limited resources.

One of our MultiCare Core Values is Stewardship. Stewardship means taking care of something. We can do this by making things easy and seamless for patients, taking ownership and solving problems.  We are excited to exemplify this value in our updated Visitor Guidelines for all of our Family Birth Centers:

  • All OB patients are allowed TWO healthy support people to be with them during the labor and delivery process. One support person may stay for the remainder of the hospital stay.
  • We will provide masks to our patients and their support people and will encourage frequent hand washing.

Another one of our MultiCare Values is Excellence. We strive to be the best, act for safety's sake, adopt to evolving needs, and to use best practices, research and standards when delivering patient care. In striving to provide excellent care, we are pleased to continue to follow the most recent American Academy of Pediatric (AAP) recommendations related to COVID positive moms. These recommendations encourage rooming in with their newborn, supporting skin to skin care, exclusive breastfeeding and family education.

Having a baby should be a wonderful experience- and we want to keep it that way.

Contact Us

For more information about Childbirth Services at MultiCare Deaconess Hospital, or to schedule a birth center tour, please call 509-473-7241.

Schedule a Tour

We personally invite you to see for yourself our high-quality standards of comfort and care.

See our tour calendar and schedule your visit.

Birth Classes

We have a number of birthing classes available for parents new and old.

See all our class offerings and sign-up through our online calendar.