Family Maternity Center
Family Maternity Center
You’re excited … and so are we! At Providence Family Maternity Center, we welcome more than 4,800 babies into the world each year, and we can’t wait to meet yours, too.
Our Family-Centered approach to care provides a nurturing environment for growing families and is designed to ensure that we are providing the safest care and environment for you and your newborn.
In the Providence birth center, we offer 59 patient rooms with a bathroom and large tub. We also provide a sofa for your support person and birth balls to help facilitate labor. Two cesarean birth operating rooms are centrally located for necessary C-sections and more challenging deliveries. If your baby needs specialized medical attention, our Level III NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) stands ready to provide state-of-the-art care.
Welcome to Providence Women's and Children Pavilion. Watch our virtual tour to learn more about the services offered and amenities we provide to ensure the safest care in a nurturing environment.
Nothing is more important to us than your health and the safe delivery of your baby. Whether your pregnancy is simple or complex, our experienced providers and staff will take excellent care of you. We offer a full spectrum of maternity and birthing services, including:
- Antepartum care
- Maternal Fetal Medicine for high-risk pregnancy
- Cesarean deliveries
- External versions for breech presentation
- Twin/triplet deliveries
- Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
We support all feeding preferences and are here to help. Our experienced, board-certified lactation nurses are here to help you establish and promote exclusive breastfeeding, adequate milk supply and to identify and correct any issues or barriers to breastfeed your baby successfully. Our lactation consultants are here to support you during your hospital stay and after you go home.
We know how terrifying it is if your baby is born prematurely or has serious medical issues. At Providence, we offer highly-specialized care in our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Providence Regional Medical Center.
Our NICU, operated in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, provides the most intensive level of care north of Seattle for critically ill or unstable newborns. Our neonatal nurse practitioners and other specialists are on site 24/7.
The unit features 29 private single-patient rooms and three double rooms for twins. All the rooms in our NICU are designed to accommodate you and your family so that you may participate actively in your baby’s care.
We offer a variety of classes to help you prepare for delivery and parenthood, including courses on childbirth, breastfeeding, fathering, infant safety and infant CPR.
During your hospital stay, you'll receive forms for a birth certificate and a Social Security number for your newborn. These are important documents for establishing your baby's identification.
Each new mother is requested by the Department of Health Statistics to complete a Washington State Birth Filing Form. Please complete the form and give it to your nurse.
To receive a copy of your baby’sbirth certificate, you can complete the Snohomish Health District's birth certificate order form. A fee is required with the application. You will receive this form in the hospital.
The information provided to the State of Washington via the birth certificate does several things:
- Creates a computer file for printing the Washington State Certified Birth Certificate. This is an individual’s first legal identity document and it is used as a basis of identity for later documents such as a driver’s license, state ID card, passport or school and work ID. Each certified copy is available for a fee.
- Provides information about ethnicity, marriage status, residence, program enrollment and occupation which is entered in the state's database to track population trends and public service needs.
- Establishes the baby’s legal name, and date, time and place of birth. It also records the name of the infant’s mother for his/her birth record. If the mother is married, the name of the father is also entered. If the mother is not married and paternity has not been established, information under “father” will not be included in the birth filing. For unmarried parents, a paternity affidavit must be filed to have the father’s name placed on the birth certificate. A mother may name her baby whatever she chooses, however having the same last name does not establish legal relationship.
A paternity affidavit is one of two ways for unmarried parents to legally establish paternity of a child. It is the fastest and easiest way and it does not require a court proceeding. You will be provided with a paternity affidavit on admission if you need one. Both parents must sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary and listen to a phone message. If you file at the hospital within five days of birth, you will not have to pay a filing fee. Please ask your nurse if you need a paternity affidavit or notary services.
If you wish to claim your baby on your income tax return the following year, your child will need a Social Security number.
Check the box on the birth certificate form that you will fill out in the hospital when your baby is born. Your baby’s Social Security card will be mailed to your home within four to six weeks.
If you need more information, call the Social Security Office at 800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need information concerning your income tax return, you can call the Internal Revenue Office at 800-829-1040 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- You will need documentation of your baby’s birth. We will give you a birth document that has your baby’s footprints, name and birth date. This is not an official birth certificate, but you may use it to apply for a Social Security card for the baby.
- You will need a second piece of identification for the baby, so remember to bring the baby’s identification bracelet or crib card.
- You will need proper identification for yourself such as a driver’s license, passport, school ID card, health insurance card or any of the acceptable documents listed on the Social Security card application.
- Complete the Social Security card application and bring it with the items mentioned above to the nearest Social Security Office.
- This must be done in person, not by mail. Documents must be originals and not photocopies. Learn more by visiting the site or stop by the Everett Social Security Office at 8265 Evergreen Way, Suite 250, Everett, WA 98208.
Most people understand, and a wealth of scientific evidence shows, that breast milk is the best possible source of nutrition for infants – especially babies born prematurely or with a low birth weight.
Mother’s milk offers babies very important health benefits, including lower incidence of asthma, allergies, severe lower respiratory tract infections, childhood leukemia, SIDS and many other diseases.
What happens when the mother of a baby can't breastfeed, or can't produce the amount of milk her baby needs?
There is an alternative to baby formula that is far more nutritious: milk from a human milk bank. A donor milk bank is a service established to collect, screen, process and distribute donated human milk. Donor milk banks accept milk from lactating mothers who have undergone careful screening, similar to the way blood banks screen donors. The milk is donated to a central milk bank for processing, then is made available for purchase by hospitals and individuals for feeding sick and fragile infants.
Consider donating your extra milk to help sick and fragile infants, It›s a life-saving gift and the Human Milk Depot at Providence Regional can help send your milk where it is needed most.
If you meet the requirements below or need more information, give us a call: 425-258-7140. We will guide you through the screening and donation process.
- Donor's baby is less than one year old
- Is in good health
- English or Spanish speaking
- Non-smoker and no use of any nicotine products
- Negative blood test for viruses (prenatal results are not used)
- Using no medications during the time milk is collected for donation, except:
- Vitamins and minerals, food supplements
- Progestin-only birth control
- Replacement hormones: insulin, thyroid
- All donors have small amount of blood drawn, free of charge
For more information about human milk banking in the United States, visit hmbana.org.