Childbirth Preparation

We recommend that you register 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 any questions, or prefer to register by phone, please call the EvergreenHealthline at 425.899.3000, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.


DELIVERY DAY - BIRTH AND BEYOND
This comprehensive course is designed for expectant parents.

It covers the full spectrum of delivery topics including the labor and birth process, labor coping skills, patterned breathing and positioning, pain medication options and interventions including epidural anesthesia, induction, and cesarean birth.

Also covered in this course is the miracle hour immediately following birth, breastfeeding in the first few days of life, an introduction to life with a newborn, and postpartum care and recovery for mom and baby.

Course includes an interactive tour of the Family Maternity Center.

For your convenience, the course is offered:

Medicaid is accepted as payment for Delivery Day - Birth and Beyond 12-hour classes.

We cannot accept Medicaid for the 6-hour One Day option. 


DELIVERY DAY - BIRTH AND BEYOND - TEEN
Private education is offered for teens and young adults.

You'll learn about preparation for labor and birth, pain medication choices, interventions such as inductions and C-sections, basic baby care, and feeding and postpartum care.

Contact the EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator and Healthline at 425.899.3000 for more information.


DELIVERY DAY - BIRTH AND BEYOND - MULTIPLES
This class provides all-inclusive instruction for expectant parents of multiples. 

You’ll learn about pain medication choices, interventions and postpartum care, feeding and caring for your multiples.

Register to attend during your 5th-6th month of pregnancy.

Medicaid is accepted as payment for Delivery Day - Birth and Beyond. 

Fee: $140/couple.  

Available dates and online registration  


LABOR COPING SKILLS REVIEW
This class is designed for experienced parents and first time parents who have completed a childbirth preparation class and would like more time to practice labor coping skills.

This active, two-hour class provides an opportunity for mom and a partner to practice a variety of labor positions, as well as relaxation and breathing techniques. 

This class does not include a maternity center tour; we suggest registering for the Family Maternity Center tour

Fee: $40/couple.  

Available dates and online registration


PREPARE THE NEST - CHILDBIRTH, BREASTFEEDING & NEWBORN CARE
Ideal for first time parents short on time

This six hour class is designed for the busy couple who is short on time but still wants to feel prepared and armed with the essential information surrounding the birth process and newborn care.

Learn from a registered nurse with labor and delivery experience and mother of two, in a fun, relaxed, chic boutique style.

We will discuss signs of labor, the labor process and coping skills such as Lamaze breathing techniques, pain medication options, cesarean birth, interventions and what to expect post-delivery. 

The second half of this class will prepare you to care for your newborn at home. We will cover breastfeeding, diapering, umbilical cord care, bathing, feeding, sleeping and more.

Our goal is to leave you feeling assured and confident in your role as a new parent.  See www.preparethenest.com for more information.

Fee: $220/couple 

Class options: offered as two three-hour weeknight sessions or one six-hour class on one weekend day. 

This class does not include a maternity center tour; we suggest registering for the Family Maternity Center tour.

Available dates and online registration


HYPNOBIRTHING® - THE MONGAN METHOD
In five evening sessions, you will learn many breathing tools, visualizations, and deep relaxation methods that support your mind and body in having a more comfortable childbirth experience.

This class gives birthing partners a valuable toolbox in order to be fully engaged in helping birthing moms and babies have their optimal experience. 

This class does not include a maternity center tour; we suggest registering for the Family Maternity Center tour

Fee: $150/couple, plus $28 materials fee due at class.

Available dates and online registration 


DAY ABOUT BABY
A fun and informative day where couples will get hands-on learn about diapering, bathing, soothing, infant carriers, an introduction to breastfeeding and more. 

Fee: $100/couple.

Available dates and online registration