After Baby is Born
From welcoming your baby into the world, through early parenting years, EvergreenHealth is here to help make the transition easier. We offer classes on parenting, feeding, relationships, family screen time and more.
[Virtual class] Since 1991, EvergreenHealth's popular Parent-Baby Groups have been providing education and support for new families who are welcoming their baby. Discussions include feeding, relationships, postpartum adjustment, developmental stages, sleep and more.
Join us virtually to share parenting successes and challenges—and to get practical, hands-on information to make the journey a little easier.
See the monthly calendar
Each session includes a specific topic and time for discussion and questions about anything and everything baby.
Snugglers (0-3 months)
[Virtual class] Wednesdays - 12-2 p.m.
Fee: Free (our gift to new families)
Gigglers (3-6 months)
[Virtual class] Wednesdays - 10-11:30 a.m.
Movers (6-9 months)
[Virtual class] Thursdays - 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Explorers (9-12 months)
[Virtual class] Thursdays - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Shakers (12-15 months)
[Virtual class] Thursday - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
How to Register
Parent-Baby Groups are available to all new families, regardless of where you gave birth.
Registration is required for all groups; call the EvergreenHealth Healthline at (425) 899-3000, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Once You've Registered
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get remote access.
- Use the Subject line: Remote Parent-Baby - Wednesday or Thursday (pick one).
- Include your name, baby's name, baby's age and questions for the class.
- If you can't make the day for your age group, you are welcome to join us the other day, just let us know your plans.
We will send you an access link before class starts.
Parent Baby – Toddler Talk
[Virtual class] Join us virtually to share about the joys and challenges of parenting a toddler. Designed for parents of toddlers from 15 months through 3 years old, this Parent Baby education and support group format will include discussions on: development, discipline, feeding, sleep, potty readiness, tantrums and more.
Fee: $20 per family Available dates and online registration
Making the Magic Last: Relationship Refresher for Couples
[Virtual class] 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 virtual 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 per couple Not offered during COVID-19
[Virtual class] This class focuses on breast milk pumping and safe breast milk storage for mothers who are returning to work, or trying to build a breast milk supply. Class content includes information on manual and electric pumps, breast milk pumping tips and techniques as well as useful breastfeeding 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 educator.
Fee: $30 per family Available dates and online registration
This Is Not What I Expected
[Virtual class] This 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 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 joining 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
The group meets virtually the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, from 7-9 p.m. Email us for the access code.
For more information, call (425) 899-3000.
[Virtual class] 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 virtual class is recommended for parents of infants 4-12 months old.
Fee: $40 per family Available dates and online registration
Breastfeeding Your Older Baby
[Virtual class] This class provides support and education for moms who are continuing to breastfeed beyond the first six months. 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 certified lactation educator.
Fee: $20 Available dates and online registration
Screen Savvy Parenting
[Virtual class] 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.
You'll also leave with a template for creating a Family Vitality Plan reflecting your 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 per family Available dates and online registration