Childbirth Education

At EvergreenHealth, our support begins when you are thinking about becoming pregnant and continues all the way through your baby's toddler years. We want to partner with you to ensure that your new family gets off to the best start possible.

Our classes are taught by certified childbirth and lactation educators. Utilizing the most current research and national best practice recommendations, we are here to give you the tools to prepare for your labor and delivery, breastfeeding and caring for your newborn. We also know that having a new baby changes the family dynamic, so we'll provide you with information to strengthen your relationships and improve communication through the upcoming changes. We even have classes to help the future siblings know what to expect! 

Additionally, you can find parenting resources, discussion groups and support provided through our award-winning Parent-Baby Groups.  


Registration

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 4th - 5th month.

You may register for your classes online at the links below. If you have questions, need a special accommodation, wish to be placed on a class wait list, or prefer to register by phone, please call the EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline at 425.899.3000, Monday-Friday 7am-7pm.


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.

Pre-Pregnancy

Are you thinking about starting a family?  Want to know more about EvergreenHealth’s providers, the Family Maternity Center, or other maternity services?  These classes are a great place to start.

For complete class descriptions, dates and registration, click here

  • Pondering Parenthood
  • Family Maternity Center Tour
  • Meet a Midwife

Pregnancy Health and Wellness

These classes will give you information on how to be your healthiest best during your pregnancy, supporting your baby’s growth and development inside your amazing, growing belly.

For complete class descriptions, dates and registration, click here

  • Understanding Prenatal Testing
  • Warm Welcomes
  • Pelvic Health Class

Exercise for Pregnancy

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

For complete class descriptions, dates and registration, click here

  • Fit4Baby
  • Yoga for Pregnancy

Childbirth Preparation

Let us help you and your birth partner prepare for the birth of your baby.  We will give you the information and skills to reduce fear and confidently bring your baby into the world. Postpartum recovery, breastfeeding and newborn care are also included.

For complete class descriptions, dates and registration, click here

Taught by EvergreenHealth staff:

  • Delivery Day - Birth and Beyond
  • Delivery Day - Birth and Beyond - Teen
  • Delivery Day - Birth and Beyond - Multiples
  • Labor Coping Skills Review

Taught by Community Partners:

  • Prepare the Nest: childbirth, breastfeeding and newborn care
  • HypnoBirthing® - the Mongan Method

Breastfeeding, Baby Care and Safety

Knowing what to expect and planning ahead, can bring comfort in those early days as a parent.  These classes can be taken during your pregnancy to help prepare for life with baby at home.  There’s even a class for grandparents! 

For complete class descriptions, dates and registration, click here

  • Breastfeeding Basics and Beyond
  • Pumping Class
  • Day About Baby
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Car Seat Checkup
  • Infant Safety and Injury Prevention: Just for Parents
  • Infant Safety and Injury Prevention: Just for Grandparents

Family and Relationships

Classes for couples, preschoolers, and Dads, intended to strengthen relationships and improve communication through the upcoming changes. 

For complete class descriptions, dates and registration, click here

  • Bringing Baby Home Workshop
  • Conscious Fathering
  • Siblings Class: designed for the 3-5 year old soon-to-be sibling (includes a tour)

After Baby is Born

Postpartum is a great time to get out, meet other parents, and learn more about your baby as they grow into toddlerhood.  Our classes and support groups can bring you the confidence to make the parenting choices that are best for you and your baby.

For complete class descriptions, dates and registration, click here

  • Parent-Baby Groups 
  • Back to Work Parent-Baby Group
  • This is Not What I Expected
  • Starting Solids
  • Breastfeeding Your Older Baby
  • Parenting Your Toddler