Every woman’s birthing experience is unique. At the Midwifery and Women's Health clinic at Swedish Ballard, our experienced, certified nurse-midwives pride themselves in partnering with you to create the most personalized childbirth experience possible – one that best reflects your personal, cultural and spiritual beliefs. Our birthing centers in First Hill, Edmonds and Issaquah offer families comfortable birthing suites with full access to medical and technological assistance, if necessary.
Awards & Recognition
Congratulations to the Swedish Childbirth teams for winning ParentMap’s 2019 Golden Teddy Awards. We received more than 30,000 votes, and ParentMap readers named Swedish one of the beary best for Puget Sound families!
Swedish Midwives have achieved the American College of Nurse-Midwives Triple Aim Achievement Award!
- Low C-section rate
- Low preterm birth rate
- High breastfeeding rate
Learn more about why you should consider a midwife.
CenteringPregnancy® - A New Approach to Prenatal Care
Swedish offers a unique approach to prenatal care through the CenteringPregnancy program. CenteringPregnancy brings expecting mothers and dads/partners with low-risk pregnancies together for group sessions on all aspects of prenatal care. Lead by a certified nurse-midwife, soon-to-be parents find companionship with other parents with similar due dates and together, share common pregnancy joys, concerns and plans for their new babies. Studies show that group prenatal care reduces premature births, increases breast-feeding and enhances psychosocial outcomes. This can also be attributed to the combination of education, support and knowledge participants gain in a group atmosphere.