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Cynthia Flynn, CNM, PhD



424 S. Washington
Kennewick, WA 99336
United States
T: 509-586-6248


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Columbia Birth Center


Columbia Birth Center has been identified by Fit Pregnancy magazine (December 2002/January 2003 issue) as one of the Five Best Birth Centers in the United States. We're so proud of our staff and clients!

Columbia Birth Center offers a variety of services in both English and Spanish, including:

  • Free pregnancy tests

  • Family planning, including pre-conception planning

  • Doula support referrals

  • Birth education classes

  • Prenatal Care with attendance at your delivery

  • Breastfeeding information and support

  • Newborn care for the first two weeks

  • Annual exams (pap tests)

  • Profile and Credentials        

    Columbia Birth Center is one of only 52 nationally accredited birth centers, and the only accredited birth center in Washington State. It is also licensed by the State of Washington's Department of Health. Columbia Birth Center is minutes away from Kennewick General Hospital and two other major medical centers should a transfer be required. Our services are covered by most insurance carriers.

    Cynthia Flynn, director of Columbia Birth Center, is a Certified Nurse Midwife with a Ph.D in Sociology.

    Philosophy and Comments        

    Our Mission is to provide comprehensive care to a diverse group of women and families through pregnancy, birth and early parenthood in an environment that is both physically and emotionally safe.

    Our owner, Cynthia Flynn, travelled to Sri Lanka in January, 2005 to provide humanitarian relief to the victims of the tsunami. Her journal with pictures is available at http://www.mytripjournal.com/TsunamiFlynn1-05. Use the password Cynthia to access the site. New pictures are being added every day.

    Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

    Monday thru Friday
    9 to 5
    or by appointment

    424 S. Washington St.
    Kennewick, WA 99336
    Message (509) 586-6248

    What is a Birth Center?        

    Why would you want to give birth in a birth center instead of a hospital?

    The birth center is:

  • small, intimate, calm and home-like

  • warm and supportive, welcoming of your family and friends

  • attended by people you know (your midwife and doula)

  • free from routine or unnecessary procedures that carry some risks for healthy women

  • free from infectious disease

  • less expensive - especially important for those requires a co-pay

  • a place where birth is celebrated as a major life transition rather than a medical event




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