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Obstetrics Care Designed Especially for You

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When you're pregnant, there are a lot of things that happen to your body and in your life that you can't control.

Your pregnancy care shouldn't be one of them. That's why MultiCare gives you choices in how we'll support you throughout your pregnancy.

Your Maternity Care Choices

Obstetrician / Gynecologists Certified Nurse-Midwives Family Medicine Obstetrics Care
Pregnancy & Childbirth - Before, During and After Care Yes Yes Yes
Contraception & Family Planning Choices Yes Yes Yes
Annual Gynecological Exams & Routine Checkups Yes Yes Yes
High-risk & Surgical Expertise Yes No No
Holistic Approach Yes Yes Yes
Pediatric & Family Care No No Yes
Virtual Prenatal Visits Yes Yes No
Group Prenatal Visits/Centering No No *
Low-Risk Pregnancies Yes Yes Yes
Cesarean Sections Yes No ~
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Yes Yes Yes
Epidurals & Pain Management Yes Yes Yes
Unmedicated, Natural Childbirth Support Yes Yes Yes
Access to NICU and Specialists Yes Yes Yes
Lactation Support - Inpatient and Referrals Yes Yes Yes
Tacoma General Family Birth Center delivery, with the state’s highest level of NICU care Yes Yes Yes

* Practiced at MultiCare Family Medicine Center only

~ Practice varies by location

Learn more about your maternity care providers and find the one that's right for you.

Midwife Care

MultiCare's Certified Nurse-Midwives expand on the "traditional" pregnancy and OB/GYN care offered by our OB/GYN and Family Medicine providers. Midwives typically offer a more holistic approach to labor and delivery, all within the safety of a hospital setting. They also provide annual gynecological exams, menopause management, general women’s health care, family planning and pre-conception counseling. Learn more about our Midwife care.

OB CareConnect

MultiCare's OB CareConnect program provides you with OB care that's tailored to meet your needs. This program gives you more of what you need and expect throughout your pregnancy: an excellent clinical team focused on your health, as well as new OB care options, tools and resources that allow you to tailor your OB care to match your personal needs, preferences and lifestyle.

There are three paths available through the OB CareConnect program:

You and your doctor will choose which path of care is best for you.

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The Girl Stuff Guidebook

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Download The Girl Stuff Guidebook today for answers to your questions on everything from midwifery and birth center options to virtual OB visits, high-risk pregnancies and more.

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