Family Birth Place

Where your family story begins

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You'll always remember the sound of that first cry, the first time you felt the tiny hand grasp your finger, watched the sleepy eyes open and gaze into yours. Your baby’s birth is the beginning of your family’s newest story.

That’s why the birthing center at Adventist Health Portland is called the Family Birth Place. We are honored to be with you as your family begins this new chapter. We are excited you’ll be one of the thousands of women who choose the Family Birth Place to welcome their miracles.

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Because birth is personal and unique

Your birth experience is unique and special, just like you and your baby. Your individual birth choices should be supported and your family valued and nurtured. We strive to provide excellent quality, personalized care in a safe environment where God's love can be experienced in words, actions and touch.

We take your birth personally, and we are personally dedicated to making it special for you and your family.

Expert hands for safe pregnancies and deliveries

Whether you're expecting your first baby or have been through childbirth before, you want to know you're in expert hands. The majority of the physicians who deliver babies at Adventist Health are board-certified .

Our nursing staff are among the most experienced labor and delivery nurses in the area. Many of our nurses have special certifications like fetal monitoring, inpatient obstetrics and lactation support. Many are also members of the National Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Through our innovative partnership with OHSU, maternal-fetal medicine physicians from OHSU offer consultations and evaluation of advanced ultrasounds for patients with high-risk pregnancies. These doctors are available at our southeast Portland hospital, without having to drive to the other side of town.

You’ll appreciate our other many forms of expertise:

  • Anesthesia is offered 24/7 by qualified anesthesiologists (medical doctors who specialize in anesthesia) and/or certified nurse anesthetists.
  • Our Level I nursery with advanced stabilization services for babies in need of extra medical care, plus teleNICU service provided by Doernbecher doctors.
  • Lactation consultants and our nurses who are trained in lactation will help you and your baby become a successful duo. If further lactation help is needed after discharge, we have a certified lactation specialist consultant available for follow up appointments.
  • Classes to help you understand birth, newborn care and breastfeeding.

Learn more about our consultations for high-risk pregnancies and advanced obstetric ultrasounds.

Our heritage of whole-person care

We have a rich tradition of whole-person care, paying careful attention to the needs of body, mind and spirit. This emphasis often takes on renewed meaning when you welcome a tiny new life into the world.

Your birth is supported by an integrated health care system that has served the Portland community for more than 100 years. In addition to the full-service medical center, our system includes primary, specialty and urgent care clinics throughout Portland’s east side.

We are also proud to be part of OHSU Health, an innovative collaboration that connects Adventist Health’s long tradition of community-based health care with Oregon’s only academic medical center.