Discover our new Family Birth Center 

Our new Family Birth Center at Randall Children's Hospital is so much more than an updated, state-of-the-art facility. With more space to serve expecting women and families, we are able to do more. We empower parents to make choices, engage families in caregiving, and help them build healthy bonds right away. 

Nurturing the precious first hours of life

We understand the lifelong impact of caring for mothers and babies. For a mother and newborn baby, the care and social support they receive before, during and immediately after birth can make huge differences later in life. During the first hours and days of life, babies are developing their first emotional bonds and learning how to experience the world through touch, sound and smell. We believe every mother, baby and family deserves the best when they are in our care – and our Family Birth Center nurtures these precious first hours of life.

The Family Birth Center at Randall Children’s Hospital is a welcoming, calm and beautiful space. Each private labor and delivery room is spacious, allowing family members to be there to participate. The extra space allows us to see more families every day, and everything a mom and baby needs is right at the bedside, giving them as much time as possible to bond and share in the experience.    

Giving moms peace of mind

Our Family Birth Center cares for some of Oregon’s most vulnerable women and babies. At Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, about 60% of the 2,000 deliveries we facilitate each year are considered high risk. Our maternal fetal medicine experts help women experiencing high-risk pregnancies from every corner of the state. By building the Family Birth Center and moving our labor and delivery services from Legacy Emanuel to Randall Children’s Hospital, these vulnerable moms and babies are just an elevator ride away from our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where we provide the best medical care available for any infants who experience complications.

A Family Birth Center for everyone

At Randall Children’s Hospital, we welcome all families, and our Family Birth Center is no different. If a family wants a low-intervention birth with a water tub and the support of a midwife, we can provide a home birth-style environment. If a family needs the most advanced medical intervention due to significant complications, our team of experts will be there every step of the way. We welcome families of every socioeconomic, racial and ethnic background, along with LGBTQ+ families. We understand that every family is unique, and every birth is an opportunity to help strengthen that family and create a healthier, happier future.

Make your gift today!

Because we believe every family deserves the best care, we invite you to support the services offered at our Family Birth Center. Your generosity today will change lives for generations to come.   




For more information, please contact: 

Heather McEvoy, senior associate director of development, at 503-276-9495 or

Heather Martin, JD, executive director, at 503-413-5585 or