Mom wearing hospital gown kisses newborn baby's head

More babies are born at Swedish First Hill than at any other hospital in the state. What’s made the First Hill birth center the place to go? Many moms and dads like the idea that Swedish simply has more experience. Others say it’s a nursing team that goes out of its way to make you feel comfortable.

Just as important, the First Hill birth center is served by some of the region’s top experts who support complex pregnancies. Most moms and babies never need these services, but it’s very reassuring to know these safety nets are here if you need them. As an added reassurance, Swedish First Hill has a NICU.

All labor and delivery rooms at First Hill are private, with Jacuzzi tubs, birthing balls, squatting bars, music systems, wi-fi, and most everything else to make your delivery as stress-free as possible.

As a TeamBirth hospital, we want to support you through a safe and respectful birth experience. Learn more about TeamBirth and how we’re empowering you as the center of your care team.

One more plus to having your baby at First Hill is The Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns for guidance all the way through your pregnancy, delivery, the first few weeks at home with baby and beyond. At the Lytle Center you’ll find a whole range of nursing supplies, baby carriers, and other goodies for moms and babies.

Breastfeeding support

Although it’s the most natural thing in the world, breastfeeding is something that both moms and babies need to learn together. Most of the time this happens quickly and easily. A great resource is our Lytle Center, where you can get help from our lactation specialists. Swedish also offers breastfeeding support groups and a breastfeeding class specifically for returning to work or school.

To make an appointment with an outpatient lactation consultant at the First Hill campus, call 206-215-9853.

Our traditional gift shop is just inside the east entrance and is well stocked with cards, flowers and breastfeeding supplies. To reach the gift shop, call 206-386-2747.

Please call your provider office before leaving for the hospital.

  • Park in the main parking garage, which can be accessed near the main entrance of the hospital at 747 Broadway
  • Valet parking is available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for additional parking fees
  • Enter the hospital through the main entrance at 747 Broadway
  • Follow signs to the East elevators
  • Go to the 5th floor, where the childbirth center is located

Professional photos are a great way to capture the early days with your baby. We offer optional photos through Bella Baby Photography.

Your Bella Baby photo shoot will take place in the comfort and privacy of your hospital room. Afterward, you can have the photos posted to a password-protected site for sharing and ordering. They’ll be available for 14 days after the photos are taken. Each photo can be ordered in black and white, color or sepia.

Tips for a great photo shoot
  • Bring a special blanket from home and wrap your baby in it during the photo shoot.
  • Parents’ hands are often incorporated into shots. Wear clear, neutral or no nail polish to keep the focus on your baby.
  • Moms and dads should bring a solid black, brown or grey shirt to wear in photos where they are holding the baby. These shots look nice in color or black and white.

Swedish First Hill Birth Center Virtual Tour

  • Swedish First Hill Birth Center Tour
    Are you interested in learning more about the Birth Center at the Swedish Medical Center First Hill campus? Join us on this virtual tour and we will share information about what you can expect when you arrive at the hospital.
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    你是否有興趣進一步了解瑞典醫學中心位於First Hill院區的生產中心? 加入我們的線上之旅, 我們將分享有關您到達醫院後將會收到的訊息。 這個線上導覽將介紹一個典型的分娩室, 介紹分娩時可用的設施, 並分享你在分娩前, 在院期間和回家後可以使用的資源。 這個導覽目的是要幫助孕婦和新家庭了解更多有關於在瑞典醫院歡迎新孩子的訊息
  • Safarka Xarunta Dhalmada ee Swedish First Hill
    Ma danaynaysaa inaad ogaato wax badan oo ku saabsan Xarunta Dhalmada ee Swedish Medical Center (Xarunta Caafimaadka Swedishka) qaybta Edmonds? Nagu la soo biir safarkan dhanka onlaaynka ah waxaanna kula wadaagi doonna macluumaad ku saabsan waxa aad filan karto marka aad timaado isbitaalka.
  • Tour del Centro de Partos de Swedish de First Hill
    ¿Le interesa aprender más sobre el Centro de Partos en el Centro Médico Swedish en la localidad de First Hill? Acompáñenos en este tour virtual y le compartiremos información sobre lo que puede esperar cuando llegue al hospital.
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