At MultiCare, we are committed to providing women with choices for the kind of prenatal, childbirth and gynecological care they really want. We've expanded our Women’s Health services to include midwife care, provided by Certified Nurse-Midwives, who offer a personalized, holistic approach to childbirth and women’s health care.
Midwifery services are available at the following locations:
You can choose to be seen by an OB/GYN or a Certified Nurse-Midwife who collaborate and see patients within the same practice.
Certified Nurse-Midwives — more commonly known as, simply, midwives — recognize that everyone is unique and offer women a tailored, holistic approach to their care. MultiCare midwives deliver at Tacoma General Hopsital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Covington Medical Center and Auburn Medical Center, within the safety and security of a fully equipped hospital setting. This includes women who choose to not use pain medication and epidurals, as well as those who do. They also provide family planning, routine gynecological care and menopause management.
MultiCare’s midwives offer patients a unique and personalized birth experience in a hospital environment, while also providing a collaborative relationship with OB/GYNs, if consultation is required. MultiCare offers midwife services all around the Puget Sound, including Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Auburn, Covington, Kent, Maple Valley, Puyallup, Bonney Lake and even in Spokane.
Our midwives are all Certified Nurse-Midwives, and are Master’s prepared and licensed Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP) who completed additional education and training in women’s health and maternity care. They completed their Master’s degree in Midwifery with a special certification in nurse-midwifery.
For more information about our Midwifery services or to schedule an appointment, call the MultiCare women's health provider nearest you.
Connect with a MultiCare Midwife to find out more about your pregnancy care options.