Everyone knows there's always a hospital nearby to go and have your baby at but what if the hospital isn't the place for you? Where else can you go to give birth in the Seattle area?
You may have a ton or only one reason to have an out-of-hospital birth. You might:
No matter your reason(s), where you give birth is your choice and we Puget Sound Doulas believe in choices! (Find out what working with us looks like and how we can help you achieve the birth of your dreams.) We serve ALL Seattle home births, and free standing Birth Centers. And if you're not into these birth places, you can check out our hospital edition.
Lucky for us Seattle residents, the Puget Sound boasts several beautiful, serene, and comfortable locations to choose from:
1. Your Home
Home births is growing in popularity and for good reason, too! You don't have to fuss over packing bags, worry about when to leave for the hospital, or who will look after your older children when you go to the hospital. Best of all, Puget Sound Doulas will come to your home, for your Seattle, Bothell, Lynnwood, Bellevue (anywhere within King County and Snoqualmie County) home birth. We work closely with Seattle Midwives (I'm a student midwife working alongside Cindi Thompson, a licensed midwife). Find more information on home births with Seattle Midwives.
2. A Free-Standing Birth Center
The second position is a 5-way-Tie as each of these location are amazingly beautiful, and offer luxurious, bed and breakfast-like birth suites. Consider yourself warned: choosing a Seattle birth center will be TOUGH!
Here are the Seattle Birth Centers that we serve:
Cascade Birth Center
2808 Colby Avenue, Suite A
Everett, WA 98201
Eastside Birth Center
14700 N.E. 8th Street, Suite 115
Bellevue, WA 98007
The Center for Birth
1500 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
Seattle Home Maternity
3830 South Ferdinand Street
Seattle, WA 98118
Puget Sound Birth Center
13128 Totem Lake Blvd NE, Suite 101
Kirkland, WA 98034
4300 Talbot Road S, Suite 402
Renton, WA 98055
So, there you have it! 6 amazing places to give birth in Seattle, WA. Puget Sound Doulas and Seattle Midwives serve every single one of the birth centers listed here so you can sleep a little easier knowing you can have the doula AND midwife of your choice, at the location of your choice. We'd call that a super win!
My husband and I met with Tiffany and Jen after getting a recommendation for Tiffany from a friend. Even our first "get-to-know-you" meeting was helpful as Tiffany and Jen offered suggestions and answers to questions that we had. Tiffany and Jen offered a lot of support and suggestions for coping with an induction, which came as a surprise late in pregnancy. When the induction process began, Jen was on call and offered lots of support via text and phone, as I was still in early labor. She was diligent about checking in with us. My latent labor continued for a couple days, so that by the time I went into active labor, Tiffany was the doula on call. Their communication and being able to reach both of them was seamless. During labor, Tiffany was supportive and encouraging as my labor and pushing progressed fairly quickly. I was most impressed with Tiffany and Jen's genuine concern for us as a family, especially in the post-partum period. We had a visit with Tiffany about 4 days after the baby was born and Jen called a week later to check-in on us as well. We felt very supported throughout the entire process, and I would whole heartedly recommend Puget Sound Doulas! - SY