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Tacoma General Family Birth Center

Privacy, Comfort and Peace of Mind

Updated Visitor Policy

To make sure our patients, visitors and staff stay safe while we address the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, MultiCare has established visitor restrictions at our Family Birth Centers starting Tuesday, August 4.

  • Each patient may have two healthy support people during labor and delivery. A support person includes: a spouse or partner, a family member, a friend or a certified doula.
  • Two hours after delivery, one support person must leave and the other is allowed to stay with the patient for the duration of their hospital stay.
  • No children under 17 years of age will be allowed to visit, unless they are a patient, a parent of the baby or a significant other.
  • You cannot visit or accompany a patient if you have symptoms or screen positive for COVID-19.

Learn more about what to expect at our Family Birth Centers during this time.

About the Birth Center

Completely renovated and expanded in 2014, the Family Birth Center at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital offers a welcoming environment, the latest amenities and the most up-to-date medical technology to help make your birth experience a positive one.

When you choose to have your baby at Tacoma General's Family Birth Center you have access to:

  • All-private birthing suites, where you'll stay throughout your labor, delivery and recovery (Unless you need extra medical support)
  • Each room includes a window, en-suite bathroom and jetted tub, plenty of room for visitors and a designated family zone with Internet access, phone charging, storage area and large sleeper sofas to accommodate overnight visitors
  • Private, spacious post-partum rooms where mom, baby and family can rest until it's time to leave the hospital
  • Baby stays in the room with mom (unless baby needs extra medical support)
  • Lactation support to help you successfully breast feed your baby
  • On-site lactation supply department that provides breast pump rental and sales, as well as other supplies for sale including nursing bras and bra fittings
  • Newborn photo services

In case your baby needs a higher level of care, Tacoma General's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is just one floor away. As the region's only Level IV NICU, we are able to care for the smallest, sickest and most fragile newborns.

How to Reach Us

The Family Birth Center at Tacoma General Hospital can be reached by calling 253-403-1032.

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Still have questions? Contact our OB navigator to schedule a private Birth Center Q&A call.

Out of an abundance of caution and care for our community during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, MultiCare has decided to cancel onsite Birth Center tours until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. For more information about COVID-19 and tips to keep yourself and others healthy, please visit our information page.

Save Time and Pre-Register

To pre-register for your upcoming hospital stay, call 253-792-6005 Monday-Friday between 8am-6:30pm.

To register for Childbirth and Family Education classes, call 1-800-342-9919 or click here.