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.
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.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR PRENATAL OPTIONS
Confused about pregnancy testing options? Having a hard time deciding what is right for you and your baby? In this class we will clearly map out the pros and cons of the various testing options, including first and second trimester screening, genetic carrier screening, cell free fetal DNA blood testing, CVS, amniocentesis and ultrasound. This class is designed for anyone considering getting pregnant or up to 16 weeks pregnant to learn about genetic testing options.
You’re expecting? That’s wonderful! This three-part series, facilitated by labor nurses, is designed to connect you with other parents with similar due dates and introduce you to EvergreenHealth’s Family Maternity Center.
We meet in a classroom located right in the Family Maternity Center. You will have a chance to ask questions, share stories, and get to know your body and your baby in a whole new way. Partner participation is encouraged.
First Trimester (up to 18 weeks)
This class will introduce you to the miracle of pregnancy in your first trimester. We’ll discuss the development of mom and baby, healthy foods for pregnancy, prenatal blood work, ultrasound and other tests offered during your early weeks of pregnancy. We’ll also suggest pregnancy “do’s and don’ts” to keep you and your baby healthy and safe.
Contact your provider’s office for more information.
Second Trimester (16 – 28 weeks) You & Your Little Kicker
Welcome to your second trimester, or the “honeymoon phase” of pregnancy. This class is called “Kickers” because you’re starting to feel your baby’s movements. In this class we’ll discuss fetal growth and development, second trimester body changes and warning signs for which you should be alert. You’ll meet other parents, also in their second trimester, and start discussing your plans and wishes for your baby’s birth.
Third Trimester (28 – 40 weeks) Getting Ready For Baby
It’s almost that time! This class covers the top 10 things to do to get ready for baby. You’ll need to take a childbirth preparation course to learn your breathing techniques - this class is the “nuts and bolts” of planning for your hospital stay and beyond. You’ll get a tour of a labor room, see a short video, and have a chance to ask questions about your birth plan. We want to extend a “Warm Welcome” to you and your new baby, as we help you plan for your birth journey.
PELVIC HEALTH CLASS
This class will show you how to minimize pain during pregnancy and birth and optimize healing afterwards. It includes techniques to avoid future pelvic floor issues. This class is for women only, and is taught by a women's health physical therapist.
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.