Take a tour of local birthing centers

  • Friday, September 14, 2012 2:18pm
  • Life

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.

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