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.
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?
This class 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.
BIRTH AFTER CESAREAN
A class designed to review the decision making process in choosing an elective repeat cesarean section or a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC). This class is not appropriate for children.
Please download the patient information booklet about your options for birth after a cesarean.
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.
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 dates and registration.
Second Trimester (16 – 28 weeks) You & Your Little Kicker
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
This class is the “nuts and bolts” of planning for your hospital stay and beyond - including the Top 10 things to do to get ready for baby.
You’ll get a tour of a labor room, see a short video, and have a chance to ask questions about your birth plan.
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.
Our community health classes and events are held on the EvergreenHealth Kirkland campus as well as other locations in our region.