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.
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.