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Every woman’s birthing experience is unique. At the Midwifery and Women's Health clinics at Swedish First Hill, Swedish Ballard and Swedish Issaquah, 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 center offers families comfortable birthing suites with full access to medical and technological assistance, if necessary.

Why you should consider midwifery care.

In addition to delivering babies and helping moms prepare for motherhood, our certified nurse-midwives provide comprehensive women's health care including annual exams, birth-control counseling, menopausal care and primary care. For an appointment, contact one of our providers directly. No referral is necessary.

Prenatal, Delivery, Postpartum and Women’s Health Services

  • Physical exams
  • Preconception care
  • Teen pregnancy care
  • Prenatal screening and care
  • Ultrasound referrals
  • Childbirth
  • VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) at Swedish Issaquah
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Follow-up appointments

CenteringPregnancy® - A new approach to prenatal care 

Swedish offers a unique approach to prenatal care through 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. 

Congratulations to Swedish Midwives

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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