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.
|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|
|Pediatric & Family Care||No||No||Yes|
|Virtual Prenatal Visits||Yes||Yes||No|
|Group Prenatal Visits/Centering||No||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.
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.
MultiCare's Virtual OB Service provides you with OB care that's tailored to meet your needs. This service gives you more of what you need and expect throughout your pregnancy: an excellent overall experience, 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.
Sometimes, challenges arise during pregnancy that can affect your health or the health of your unborn baby. MultiCare’s high-risk pregnancy care gives women with high-risk pregnancies the extra special prenatal care and attention they need.
Learn more about our high-risk care.
You and your doctor will choose which path of care is best for you..