After Baby is Born

You may register for your classes online at the links below.

If you have any questions, or prefer to register by phone, please call the EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline at 425.899.3000, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.


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Since 1991, EvergreenHealth's popular Parent-Baby Groups have been providing education and support for new families.

Each week, parents and their babies gather with a class facilitator in an informal group setting at EvergreenHealth to share parenting successes and challenges - and to get practical, hands-on information to make the journey a little easier.

Each two-hour session includes a specific topic and time for a free-for-all discussion on anything and everything baby.

Snugglers (0-3 months)
Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Fee: Free (our gift to new families)

Gigglers (3-6 months)
Wednesdays - 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $110

Movers (6-9 months)
Thursdays - 12:30-2:30 p.m. 
Fee: $110

Explorers (9-12 months) 
Thursdays - 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
Fee: $110

Shakers (12-15 months)
Thursday - 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $110

Registration is required; please call the EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline at 425.899.3000, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. to reserve your place.

An extension of our popular Parent-Baby Groups, our 3-12 month Back to Work group is designed specifically for moms and dads who have returned to work.

Parenting topics include feeding, sleep, relationships, balancing work with family life and more. Babies are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

The group meets two Saturdays a month, from 10am-12pm. Baby’s age must be 3-9 months at the start of the series.

Fee:  $80 for three month session (6 meetings)

Registration is required; please call the EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline at 425.899.3000, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. to reserve your place.

Are you ready for the impact a new baby has on the couple relationship? Do you miss your partner since your baby arrived? Are you noticing more relationship conflicts and need tips on rejuvenating the romance?

Catch this opportunity to get six practical steps to avoid common relationship challenges. Intended for new and expectant parents, this class is part of the nationally-recognized Bringing Baby Home Program developed by Dr. John Gottman based on 30+ years of marriage and family research.

This class is designed to help your family have the best relationship outcomes possible. Come start your journey of connection and learn how to make the magic last.

Fee: $40/couple

Available dates and online registration, or call 425.899.3000 (Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

Motherhood is an amazing, life-altering experience. Every stage brings ups and downs that impact all aspects of moms’ lives.

Join women from around the community for an authentic, thought-provoking discussion about the joys and challenges of being a mom.

Available dates and online registration, or call 425.899.3000 (Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.).

This class focuses on the pumping and safe storage of breast milk for mothers who are returning to work, or trying to build a milk supply.

The class includes information on pumps, tips and techniques as well as useful products and accessories. There is also a Q&A period.

We recommend you take this class during your third trimester or after your baby is born. Class instructor is a Certified Lactation Consultant. Partners and babies in arms are welcome to attend. 

Fee: $30/couple 

Available dates and online registration

This drop-in group is a great resource for families who are feeling overwhelmed or who are struggling with the transition to parenthood and would like some extra support.

It is led by an educator and a licensed clinical social worker who are trained to support parents through these challenges and help direct them to resources in our community for coping with postpartum adjustment and mood disorders. 

You may want to consider visiting this group if you:

  • Feel overwhelmed
  • Feel anxious or irritable
  • Are having difficulty sleeping
  • Feel alone or isolated and want to connect with other parents who are feeling the same way
  • Feel sad, depressed, or can’t be bothered with any of the things you used to enjoy
  • Are having a hard time feeling connected to your baby
  • Just don’t feel like yourself
  • Would like to learn more about postpartum mood disorders and receive information about resources available in our  community

Fee: Free

The group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, from 7-9 p.m., at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in room Tan 134; no preregistration is required.

For more information, call 1.888.404.7763.

You'll get practical information that is based on up-to-date American Academy of Pediatrics practices on the healthy feeding of solid foods for babies and toddlers.

This class is recommended for parents of infants 4-12 months old; babies in arms are welcome at the class.

Fee:  $40/couple 

Available dates and online registration

This class provides support and education for moms who are continuing to breastfeed beyond the first six months.

Included is best practice information as suggested by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization.

There's lively discussion about the cumulative health benefits of continued breastfeeding for both mom and baby, cultural pressures, developmental challenges, weaning and more.

The class is facilitated by a trained lactation educator. 

Fee: $20 

Available dates and online registration

Our ever-popular Parent-Baby Groups are now offering a series for parents of toddlers.

This series of classes, taught by Parent-Baby Group instructors, will cover toddler development from 18 months to 3 years old.

Each class will cover topics listed below and allow time for questions and answers. Take all of them or choose the subjects that are right for you.

Babies in arms welcome, but please leave toddlers at home. We can’t talk about them when they’re in the room. 

Parenting Your Toddler - Development
What is going on with your growing toddler physically, emotionally and cognitively?

Discussion includes: tantrums, adding a sibling, separation anxiety, coping skills, bedtime, naps and more. 

$40 for one or both parents.   

Available dates and online registration

Parenting Your Toddler - Potty Learning
This class on potty training includes signs of readiness; daytime vs. nighttime, how early is too early to begin, how to handle regressions, challenges, pitfalls and how to unplug the power struggles. 

$40 for one or both parents.   

Available dates and online registration

Parenting Your Toddler -  Feeding
Class includes discussion about healthy eating, avoiding food battles, how much do growing toddlers really need to eat, weaning from breast or bottle, the family table, cultural messages about food and more.  

$40 for one or both parents.    

Available dates and online registration

Parenting Your Toddler - Discipline and Self Esteem
Discussion of toddler challenges includes natural and logical consequences, temperament, emotional intelligence, setting age-appropriate boundaries and limits. 

$40 for one or both parents.   

Available dates and online registration

This class will cover information on screen technologies’ interactions with children’s growth and development and the implications for how we parent. We will cover topics relevant to children ages birth to five, including best practice recommendations and solutions for common challenges. Participants will also leave with a template for creating a Family Vitality Plan reflecting their values, that can guide future screen media decisions. For parents of children birth to five years old; ideal for both parents to attend.

Fee: $40 (for up to two family members)

Available dates and online registration

Class Locations

Our community health classes and events are held on the EvergreenHealth Kirkland campus as well as other locations in our region.  

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