Midwifery

Midwifery

For over 30 years, CHI Franciscan has been providing midwifery services through our Certified Nurse Midwives at locations throughout the Puget Sound. Our program has grown to include our new Midwifery Birth Center at St. Joseph Medical Center. You will be empowered to shape your birth experience under the guidance of a midwife with in-depth, specialized training.

Why Choose a Midwife

  • You have a normal, low-risk pregnancy
  • You are interested in a natural, low-intervention birth
  • You want to be prepared for a natural birth, but still have access to medications
  • Locations throughout the Puget Sound
  • You are interested in having a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
  • Midwives collaborate with OB/GYN providers to provide care for any birth
Learn more about Midwifery Services at CHI Franciscan.
Experts in Women’s Health 

You Have Options

We have a variety of midwifery clinic locations so you can choose the provider and birth center that is right for you.

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Comprehensive Care 

Home-like Environments

Our birth centers provide calm and comfortable private rooms―many include amenities like birth tubs, and all are designed with your family’s comfort in mind.

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Convenient Care 

Read Birth Stories

Many moms who have given birth at CHI Franciscan are happy to tell the story of their child’s birth, and recommend our services to others.

Read Madison’s Story

Meet the Team

Amy Baisden

CNM, ARNP, DNP

As a certified nurse-midwife, Amy believes in patient centered, individualized care with a focus on ...

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Angie Miller

CNM, ARNP

Angie Miller, CNM, ARNP, is a highly experienced, certified nurse-midwife specializing in pregnancy,...

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Ashley Goodman

CNM, ARNP

Ashley Goodman, CNM, ARNP, offers holistic care to women throughout their lifecycle, from adolescenc...

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Bonnie Martin

CNM, ARNP

Bonnie Martin, CNM, ARNP, provides comprehensive gynecologic and pregnancy care to women. As a certi...

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Boriana Ianakiev

CNM, ARNP

Boriana Ianakiev is a certified nurse midwife and an advanced registered nurse practitioner offering...

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Donna Payne-Snyder

CNM, ARNP

Donna Payne-Snyder, CNM, ARNP, enjoys providing care for the expectant mother and family, including ...

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Donna Forbes

DNP, CNM

Donna Forbes, DNP, CNM, is a woman’s health provider who is committed to educating her patients on t...

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Dorsena Gayle

CNM, ARNP

Dorsena Gayle, CNM, ARNP, is a certified nurse midwife and advanced registered nurse practitioner wh...

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Gabrielle Heaton

CNM, ARNP

Gabrielle Heaton, CNM, offers personalized, compassionate health care for women throughout their liv...

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Jacob Mearse

DNP, CNM, PMHNP

Jacob Mearse, DNP, CNM, PMHNP, believes that healthy, empowered women are the backbone of a healthy ...

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Jennifer Banda

CNM, ARNP

Jennifer Banda, CNM, ARNP, is a certified nurse midwife and advanced registered nurse practitioner w...

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Jennifer Riffel

CNM, ARNP

Jennifer Riffel, ARNP, CNM, specializes in the health care of women during their reproductive years....

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Jennifer Eagle

CNM, ARNP

Jennifer Eagle, CNM, ARNP, offers comprehensive, personalized care to women from adolescence through...

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Jennifer Kratzer

CNM, ARNP

Jennifer Kratzer, CNM, ARNP, provides primary and gynecologic care for adolescent girls and women of...

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Jessica Rowan

CNM, ARNP

Jessica Rowan, CNM, ARNP, a Certified Nurse Midwife and Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner, deliv...

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Joan Fischer

ARNP, CNM

Joan Fischer, CNM, ARNP, is a certified nurse midwife and an advanced registered nurse practitioner ...

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Kathleen Pizzolatto

CNM, ARNP

Kathleen Pizzolatto, CNM, ARNP, provides care for women from adolescence through menopause, with a f...

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Kristin Smith

CNM, ARNP

Kristin Smith, CNM, ARNP, provides expert, compassionate women's health care, from adolescent gyneco...

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Leslie Schear

CNM, ARNP

Leslie Schear, CNM, ARNP offers general gynecologic services for women throughout their reproductive...

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Lily Cohen

CNM, ARNP

Lily Cohen, CNM, ARNP, provides holistic, compassionate care for women of every age. As an advanced ...

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Lynn Griffin

MSN, CNM

Lynn Ann Griffin, MSN, CNM, is a registered nurse and certified nurse midwife who is passionate abou...

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Meghan De Luca

CNM, ARNP

Meghan De Luca, CNM, ARNP, provides care for women from adolescence through menopause, with a focus ...

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Molly Tollefson

CNM, ARNP

Molly Tollefson, CNM, ARNP, offers personalized midwifery care to people of all ages. She understand...

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Molly Hernandez

CNM, ARNP

Molly Hernandez, CNM, ARNP, is a certified nurse midwife and advanced registered nurse practitioner ...

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Nicola Given

CNM, ARNP

Nicola Given, CNM, ARNP, offers personalized, compassionate health care for women throughout their l...

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Nicole Walker

CNM

Nicole Walker, CNM, provides midwifery and general women’s health care that is sensitive and inclusi...

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Peggy Thompson

CNM, ARNP

Peggy Thompson, ARNP, CNM, finds caring for women throughout their lifetime very fulfilling. She fin...

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Roda Scego

CNM, ARNP, DNP

Roda Scego, CNM, ARNP, DNP, is a certified nurse midwife who cares for women from adolescence to men...

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Shari Luchino

DNP, CNM, ARNP

Shari Luchino, DNP, CNM, ARNP, provides patient-centered care for women throughout the lifespan. Sha...

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Stacy Ingle

CNM, ARNP

Stacy Ingle, CNM, ARNP, is a certified nurse midwife and advanced registered nurse practitioner who ...

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Suzanne Wilson

CNM, ARNP, DNP

Suzanne Wilson, CNM, ARNP, DNP offers compassionate care for women across their lifespan, from adole...

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Find a Certified Nurse Midwife Near You

  • King County
  • Pierce County
  • Kitsap County

Franciscan Women's Health Associates - Auburn

205 10th St. N.E.
Auburn, WA 98002
253-835-8800

Franciscan Women's Health Associates - Burien

16045 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
206-965-4200

Franciscan Women's Health Associates - Enumclaw

1818 Cole St.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360-802-5760

Franciscan Women's Health Associates - Federal Way

34709 Ninth Ave. S.
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-835-8800

Franciscan Women's Health Associates on 320th

700 S. 320th
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-838-1520

Franciscan Women's Health Associates - St. Francis Medical Bldg.

34509 Ninth Ave. S.
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-815-9595

Franciscan Women's Health Associates - West Seattle

4550 Fauntleroy Way S.W.
Seattle, WA 98126
206-403-1601

Franciscan Women's Health at Virginia Mason

1201 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206-287-6300

Franciscan Medical Clinic - Puyallup

2930 South Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98373
253-445-7600

Franciscan Women's Health Associates at St. Clare

11311 Bridgeport Way S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98499
253-985-2920

Franciscan Women's Health Associates at St. Joseph

1608 S. J St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-274-7501

Franciscan Women's Health Associates - Bonney Lake

9230 Sky Island Dr. E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
360-802-5760

Franciscan Women's Health Associates - Gig Harbor

6401 Kimball Dr.
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253-853-8050

Franciscan Women's Health Associates - Pearl Place

6002 N. Westgate Blvd.
Tacoma, WA 98406
253-761-2244

There are no locations in Kitsap County.

Having a Baby with CHI Franciscan

Having your baby with CHI Franciscan Health

For over 30 years, CHI Franciscan has been providing midwifery services through our Certified Nurse Midwives at locations throughout the Puget Sound. Our program has grown to include our new Midwifery Birth Center at St. Joseph Medical Center. You will be empowered to shape your birth experience under the guidance of a midwife with in-depth, specialized training.

  • Choosing a birth center
  • Prenatal care
  • Childbirth and parenting classes
  • CenteringPregnancy®
  • Your birth plan
  • Appointment tracker
  • What to bring to the hospital
  • What to expect at your hospital

Download our guide, filled with everything you need to know about having your baby at CHI Franciscan.

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