If you’re planning to have a baby or planning to plan to have a baby, you might want to take a look at the various maternity centers in the area. They all offer free tours of the birthing facilities. Here are upcoming dates for free tours:
Cascade Valley Hospital
330 S. Stillaguamish, Arlington
The Family Birthing Center offers private tours of the center by calling 360-618-7754.
More information: www.cascadevalley.org.
Providence Regional Medical Center
The Pavilion for Women &Children, 900 Pacific Ave., Everett
A free 30-minute guided tour of the Family Maternity Center:
• 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 3 and 17, Nov. 7 and 21, and Dec. 5 and 19.
• 7 to 7:30 p.m. or 7:45 to 8:15 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 19.
More information: Call 425-304-6000 for tour reservations, and go to www2.providence.org/northwest-washington/ to learn about classes for expectant parents.
Skagit Valley Hospital
1415 E. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon
Free tours of the Skagit Valley Hospital Family Birth Center:
• 1 to 2 p.m. Sept 29 and Oct. 27
• 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9.
More information: Register at www.skagitvalleyhospital.org for tours and information about classes for expectant parents, or call 360-424-4111.
Swedish Medical Center
21911 76th Ave. W., 76 Commons, Edmonds
Have a Happy Birth Day free tour of Swedish/Edmonds Birth and Family Clinic, 7 p.m. Oct. 23.
More information: The Birth and Family Center also offers classes for expectant parents. Register for tours and classes at www.swedish.org or call 425-640-4950.
Whidbey General Hospital
101 N. Main St., Coupeville; www.whidbeygen.org
Whidbey Family Birthplace offers childbirth education classes. You can get a personal tour of center by calling 360-678-5151, ext. 1300.
Valley General Hospital in Monroe no longer offers childbirth services.