St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington, is operated by PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington. PeaceHealth is a nonprofit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. At PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, family bonding is fostered and private rooms are offered in the Childbirth Center. Services include Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) and doulas. Options provided for pain control include shower, labor balls, or medications such as anesthesia and epidurals. St. Joseph’s Childbirth Center is equipped for vaginal births, caesareans, and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).