Founded by Debbie Cowart in 2011,             Growing Family Birth Center is one of the most respected midwife centers in Oregon.


Growing Family Birth Center is the only freestanding birthing center in Linn County. We are State Licensed and accredited by the CABC.  We are a midwife-run, independant birth center that provides comprehensive, woman-led, family centered maternity care in a relaxing homelike environment. We offer a professional home-like setting and believe a woman should be given the time, space and support to birth the way her body is designed.  Our professionally trained staff will help assist you with your birth experience.   

Growing Family Birth Center is the place for you if:

  • You want to feel heard
  • You do not want to feel like just a number or $ 
  • You want to be treated as an individual
  • You want to have your desires for your care and your birth respected
  • You want to be given choices
  • You want to be informed every step of the way through your pregnancy journey.



   Growing Family Birth Center, LLC takes care to provide high quality and personalized services. 

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Our Services Include:

Free Pregnancy Tests, Comprehensive Maternity Care, Birth Center or Home Birth, Water Birth, Newborn Screenings and Well Woman Care for Our Postpartum Mothers


Birth Center

Growing Family Birth Center was created for women and their families to receive care in an environment that is safe and comfortable. Your prenatal appointments are held in the birthing suites so you become familiar and comfortable with the surroundings when it is your time to give birth. There is space for your family and friends if you choose to have guests to support you through labor or to visit your new family after your birth.  We have no limit on guests as long as we can still have room to do our job, but we ask that anyone who is ill refrain from visiting and sharing their germs.


Home Birth

A home birth is also a safe and comfortable option for women. When a woman is relaxed, her labor and birth is usually quicker and easier.  The discomfort in labor can be heightened when the environment is stressful or uncomfortable. The midwife and birthing team come to you, and bring you all the necessary equipment for your birth.  Often, at a home birth, you may find the Midwife in the corner knitting or reading.  She will only disrupt you when vitals need to be taken or when labor is picking up and you need support.



Water Birth

Water birth is another popular option we provide for women. We have 2 private birthing suites for laboring mothers with extra large, beautiful tubs. The birthing team keeps at a distance and only disrupts for appropriate vital checks and listening to baby or if you choose to have more support. We also have birthing tubs available for rent if you would like a water birth at home.


Well Women Care

At Growing Family Birth Center we also offer Well Woman Care (Pap Smears, Breast Exams, Labs) for our postpartum mamas. 


Newborn Hearing Screen Tests

We are pleased to be a hearing screening location through the state. Our goal is to help make sure that babies born in out-of-hospital settings get their hearing screened in a comfortable environment and an affordable cost. We are available to serve families who have given birth in an out-of-hospital setting in Linn, Benton, and surrounding counties. Hearing screening can also be done for older children and adults. 

There is a nominal fee of $15 for the screening, however no one is turned away for the inability to pay.



We carry Vitamins, Tinctures, Herbs, and more! 

Don't have time to stop by?

Then check out our online store HERE!

Please let us know if can't find what you're looking for and we'll happily order it for you! Our prices are affordable!




Growing Family Birth Center, LLC

See what's happening at the Growing Family Birth Center

Citizens for Midwifery - the only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care! 

NARM - Supports a health care system where every family in North America has access to skilled and responsible midwives.

Midwives Alliance of North America -  Improving the quality of health care for women, babies, and communities.

Bellies and Babies - The diary of childbirth educator, doula, mother, & aspiring midwife

Elizabeth Lee Designs - For Breastfeeding Moms - Sewing Patterens

TBW- The Baby Wearer - All about baby wearing

Wear your baby - Getting Started With Babywearing

Ergo Baby - The Ergobaby Carrier - allowing you to tackle life while maintaining a close & natural bond with your baby and toddler. - The place to go for info on breastfeeding, breastfeeding questions and answers, concerns about breastfeeding, and more.

La Leche League - Helping mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education.

NOCIRC - National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers, founded by healthcare professionals

Reducing Infant Mortality and Improving the Health of Babies  -  A Free Film with a wide range of view points ~ A simple message to normalize birth

The Business of Being Born - Provocative and entertaining exploration of the modern maternity care system.

dōTERRA - Essential Oils

LC Pals- Diaper Service- a solution to the diaper vs. landfill issue.

~ Contact us ~


Contact us with your questions or request more information about services and classes.  We want to make sure that you have all the information you need.

Growing Family Birth Center, LLC

701 N 5th Street, Bldg B-1010, Lebanon, OR 97355

Phone: 541-259-2500

Fax: 541-203-9449

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We look forward to hearing from you!