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Midwifery is now available in Monroe and Kirkland.

Monroe: (360) 217-1981

Kirkland: (425) 899-4012

PLEASE NOTE: There is a temporary FMC entrance for laboring women on 2-Red.

EvergreenHealth Midwifery Care in Monroe is pleased to offer option of a midwife delivery at the Family Maternity Center.

Why Choose Midwifery at EvergreenHealth?

Our certified nurse-midwife deliveries offer high quality, low-intervention care in a safe and welcoming environment. Choosing to partner with a midwife, also means you will be backed by obstetricians for collaboration when needed.

  • Midwives view pregnancy as a normal physiological stage; they focus on supporting what is normal and minimizing unnecessary interventions.
  • They support you have a healthy pregnancy and birth through education about your body and how to maximize your health during pregnancy.
  • Midwifery care is client-centered; the goal is to ensure that each client has the birth experience they desire, whatever that means to them.
  • Prenatal appointments with midwives tend to be longer
  • Midwives spend more time by your side during labor—supporting you and watching for any health concerns.
  • Midwives provide access to a host of pain relief options in labor, including massage, relaxation, use of a tub and epidural anesthesia if desired.
  • Research indicates that clients who choose a nurse-midwife have lower rates of labor induction, cesarean section and perineal trauma, along with higher rates of breastfeeding.

What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife?

In Washington state, there are two types of midwives: certified nurse-midwives and licensed midwives.

The midwives of EvergreenHealth Monroe Midwifery Care are certified nurse-midwives (CNM) and Women's Health Nurse Practitioners (ARNP). CNMs can attend deliveries in hospitals, birth centers, and homes, but 97% of births attended by CNMs occur in a hospital setting.

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