Family Birth Unit

Baby Friendly Hospital

Jefferson Healthcare is designated as a Baby Friendly Hospital, the fifth in the State of Washington to achieve this certification. The World Health Organization confirms that Jefferson Healthcare’s Family Birth Center staff of registered nurses and physicians will provide a unique and critical link between the breast feeding support for the mother prior to and after delivery. Only 5% of hospitals in the United States have been able to successfully achieve this designation.

About Us

The Family Birth Center at Jefferson Healthcare offers family-centered birthing suites that provide modern technology in a caring, supportive environment. Families appreciate the individualized attention, private rooms, and experienced labor, delivery, and post-partum nurses.

Comfort

Our family birthing suites feature soaking tubs for hydrotherapy; telemetric fetal monitoring, so you can walk and have a high level of mobility during fetal monitoring; and nurse anesthetists fully trained in pain management approaches. The suites include refrigerators, televisions, and large private showers.

Support

Your partner or spouse is encouraged to stay with you throughout labor and delivery. Your baby will room in with you, and siblings are always welcome when accompanied by an adult.

A midwife or trained doula may be present during labor and for initial transitional support.

Childbirth classes

Free childbirth classes cover early and active labor, comfort measures, pain management, newborn care, early parenthood, breastfeeding, and baby safety.  Learn more or register for classes today.

Location

Medical Center, upper level, waterside

contact

p) 360.385.2200 ext. 3600

Discuss pregnancy options 360.344.1000
Learn more about pregnancy options

“She is our first and they helped us in changing her diaper, holding her, feeding her, swaddling her (yes, it’s as hard as it looks!) and eased my worries as a new mom.  It was truly wonderful.”  – Allison, new mom

From Prenatal Care to Delivery and Recovery

From prenatal care to labor, delivery and post-partum care, we are dedicated to providing a compassionate and family-centered approach to your birth experience. Family medicine and obstetric providers, together with the birth center team, make every effort to focus on your birth plan throughout your journey while providing flexibility in choices, exceptional care, and ensuring the wellbeing of your baby. Follow-up visits for recovery, newborn care, and lactation support ensure the best outcomes for family bonding, breastfeeding, and baby and birth parent care in the first weeks.

Birthing Suites

The Family Birth Center at Jefferson Healthcare offers a four-room birthing center (two with labor tubs). Skilled OB providers are on-call 24 hours a day.

 

Providers can offer a range of pain management options and labor tools, including squat bars, birthing balls, and birth stools.

Your Team

Asif Luqman, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology+2 Additional Services
p) 360.344.0403f) 360.412.6478

Accepting New Patients

Medical Center

Jefferson Healthcare Clinic

Medical Center

Jefferson Healthcare Clinic

Christine F. Skorberg, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology+2 Additional Services
p) 360.344.0403f) 360.412.6478

Accepting New Patients

Medical Center

Jefferson Healthcare Clinic

Medical Center

Jefferson Healthcare Clinic

Katherine "Kay" Biccum, DO

Family Medicine+2 Additional Services
p) 360.379.8031f) 360.379.4383

Sheridan Building

Jefferson Healthcare Clinic

Sheridan Building

Jefferson Healthcare Clinic

Learn more about our services

Call 360.385.2200, ext. 3600 to set up your personal Birth Center tour.

Please have the following information ready:

  • Name and phone number
  • Idea for your birth plan
  • Insurance information
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