Safety and Quality
Both Puget Sound Birth Centers are Washington State licensed childbirth facilities. State law provides a framework for quality and safety, including regular inspections.
Both birth centers are also nationally accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers. We are the first and only accredited birth centers in the Greater Seattle area.
CABC sets rigorous standards that go above and beyond state law.
Perinatal Safe Spot
Both birth centers are also designated Perinatal Safe Spots by the National Perinatal Task Force, a movement working hard to improve outcomes for all childbearing families.
Safety of Home and Birth Center Birth
The research has shown that for low risk women, home and birth center birth is a safe option.
Our professional organization, the Midwives Association of Washington State, keeps a current list of research on this topic. If you’d like to read more on the topic click here: