Childbirth Education

EvergreenHealth's Welcoming Baby classes are taught by certified childbirth and lactation educators, who give you the pregnancy information to prepare for your labor and delivery, breastfeeding and caring for your newborn.

When to Register

We recommend registration early in your pregnancy, as classes fill quickly.

You should plan to attend your childbirth preparation classes during your 6th - 8th month of pregnancy.

If you are expecting multiples, plan to attend during your 5th - 6th month.


Our Classes

Here is a complete listing of our childbirth education classes. Choose the link for each section to get detailed information and dates for each class.


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Pre-pregnancy Classes

Are you thinking about starting a family?  Want to know more about EvergreenHealth’s providers, the Family Maternity Center, Welcoming Baby or other maternity services? 

These classes are a great place to start.

Click here for class descriptions, dates and online registration. 


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Pregnancy Health & Wellness

These classes will give you information on pre-pregnancy care, supporting your baby’s growth and  understanding your prenatal testing options.

Click here for class descriptions, dates and online registration. 


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Exercise for Pregnancy

Feel your best and meet other expectant moms in these great exercise and pregnancy yoga classes designed just for you!

Click here for class descriptions, dates and online registration. 


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Birthing Classes

Our Welcoming Baby birthing classes provide the information and skills to bring your baby into the world, along with newborn baby care tips to help you confidently care for your baby after you go home.

Click here for class descriptions, dates and online registration.


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Breastfeeding, Baby Care and Safety

Take these classes during pregnancy so you'll know what to expect - and how to plan - for life with baby. 

You'll learn about breast milk pumping and storage, baby safety and injury prevention.

Click here for class descriptions, dates and online registration.


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Family and Relationships

A baby changes the family dynamic. These classes help couples, preschoolers and dads strengthen relationships and improve communication through the upcoming changes. 

Click here for class descriptions, dates and online registration.


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After Baby is Born

Meet other new parents and expand your parenting knowledge as your baby grows in toddlerhood. Help ease the transition back to the workplace with our Back-to-Work Parent-Baby Group.

Click here for class descriptions, dates and online registration. 


For More Information

If you have questions, need a special accommodation, wish to be placed on a Welcoming Baby Childbirth Preparation class wait list, 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.


Class Locations

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

See class dates and times for specific locations.

Get location addresses and directions


For More Information

If you have questions, need a special accommodation, wish to be placed on a Childbirth Preparation class wait list, or prefer to register by phone, please call the Welcoming Baby Phone Line at 425.899.BABY, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.