Labor & Birth Classes


Our Welcoming Baby Childbirth Preparation classes will give you the information and skills necessary to not only welcome your new baby into the word, but to care for your newborn once you go home.

We recommend that you register early in your pregnancy, as classes fill quickly.

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

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

You may register for your classes online with 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 birthing class 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 and information on our Welcoming Baby program.

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 - MONROE

(Offered at EvergreenHealth Monroe) This 12-hour weekend series is ideal for first-time parents.

This birthing class will teach you about the labor and birth process and labor coping skills such as patterned breathing and positioning.

This class provides information about pain medication options including epidural anesthesia, procedures such as induction and cesarean birth and tips for a smooth postpartum recovery including breastfeeding your newborn.

NOTE: does not include tour of Family Maternity Center; we suggest you also register for a Family Maternity Center Walk-Through Tour, which meets separately.

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

Fee: $195/couple.  

Available dates and online registration  


DELIVERY DAY - BIRTH AND BEYOND - TEEN
Private birthing classes are 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 birthing class provides all-inclusive instruction for expectant parents of twins or triplets. 

You’ll learn about pain medication choices, interventions and postpartum care, breastfeeding and baby care 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 birthing 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

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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 

Available dates and online registration

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.


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 $24 materials fee due at class.

Available dates and online registration 


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

Fee: $100/couple.

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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