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Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Take a tour of local birthing centers

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:
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 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 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 or call 425-640-4950.
Whidbey General Hospital
101 N. Main St., Coupeville;
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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