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Childbirth Preparation - Swedish Medical Center - Seattle

Welcome Baby Package

Swedish Medical Center offers a wide variety of classes and seminars to help you through your pregnancy and the first few months after your baby's birth.  Their Welcome Baby Package allows you and one support person to take a group of pre-natal classes at a special rate.  Please note that payment for this package is non-refundable after the first class is completed.  Specifically the package price includes:

  • Best Beginnings Early Pregnancy Class
  • Childbirth Preparation classes: choice of one: Series, Seminar, Refresher, Planned Cesarean Birth Class, Preparing for Multiples
  • Baby Your Body and Prenatal Exercise
  • Coping with Confidence
  • Postpartum Preparation
  • Newborn and Parenting classes including: Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Newborn Preparation, Conscious Fathering
  • Infant Safety Classes: Infant Safety and CPR, Car-Seat Installation and Safety
  • Grandparents Class
  • Sibling Preparation

Rescheduling of classes will be granted only when Swedish Birth & Family Education is notified 2 business days prior to the beginning of any class, series or course. Missed classes or no-shows require additional payment to reschedule. Registering for more than one class of the same name will result in your being dropped from both classes.  Please do not register for the same class more than one time using the Welcome Baby Package coupon code.

Fee: $250/couple Once you have registered for the Welcome Baby Package you will receive an email containing a coupon code that will allow you to register for eligible classes without additional payment.  Please check your email for this coupon code and enter it in the "Apply Coupon".  You will then press submit to confirm your registration.



Childbirth Services Class - Swedish Medical Center - Seattle

Have a Happy Birthday Introductory Tour of Childbirth Services at Swedish

Are you thinking of becoming pregnant or did you just hear the good news? Are you looking for the right doctor or midwife? Contemplating your choices? Let Swedish show you why more babies are born here than any palce else in the state. At our Have a Happy Birthday Introductory Tour you will learn about your birthing options at our First Hill and Ballard Childbirth Centers so that you can choose the experience that works best for your personal style. No matter which option you choose, you'll enjoy jacuzzi tubs, stereo systems with iPod jacks, and a la carte food servce.

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Dealing with Postpartum Depression - Seattle - Parenting Class - Swedish Medical Center

Postpartum Preparation - Thriving Not Just Surviving

A specially designed class to help expectant and new moms and dads understand and prepare for the important emotional changes that take place as a result of becoming a new parent and life with a newborn.  Newborn development, normal postpartum emotional adjustments and postpartum mood disorders are discussed.  This class is best taken during the second or third trimester of pregnancy.  We encourage both partners to attend class together. 2.5 hour class.

This class is included in the Welcome Baby package
Fee:  $40/couple



Early Pregnancy Class - Seattle Parenting Class at Swedish Medical Center

Best Beginnings - Early Pregnancy Class
Welcome to one of the most unpredictable, awe-inspiring and joyful experiences tempered with a little apprehension and anxiety that you will have!  Best-Beginnings is a comprehensive overview of the first 6 months of pregnancy.  This class will cover the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy, give you insight into fetal growth and development, help you to understand what to expect from your prenatal caregivers, what pre-natal tests are routine or recommended and give you lots of important information on how to plan for a healthy pregnancy through nutrition, exercise and self-care. This class will conclude with an introductory tour of the Swedish First Hill Birth Center and services offered at all campuses. Class is taught by certified childbirth educators from the Swedish Birth and Family Education Program. You will receive a free copy of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Simkin, Whalley and Keppler as part of this class. 3 hour class.

Fee:  $25 per couple (Included in Welcome Baby Package)



Gymboree Play and Music - Seattle Baby and Children's Music Classes

Gymboree Play and Music - (206) 783-3741 - 2622 NW Market Street (Ballard) / (206) 522-2045 - 7400 Sandpoint Way NE (G. Magnuson Park/Seattle)  / (425) 702-8811 - 7321 164th Ave NE #I133 :Redmond Town Center, Redmond, WA 98052 / (425) 452-1400 - 575 Bellevue Square #310, Bellevue, WA 98004 US

Not just baby and kids’ clothes, Gymboree’s Play and Learn and Music classes are a wonderful resource for many new parents who want to participate in a group setting and introduce their little ones to music and movement.  With locations all over Seattle, and the option of signing up for a free class pass at any location, these baby and infant classes are a great way to try something new.   Gymboree has separate Music Classes for babies 6 months – 5 years, Music I allows infants to discover melody and rhythm, Music II is for 16-28 months and participants dance and sing to new styles each month like Latin, Rock, Classical and more.  Music III allows participation through singing and Family Music involves the participation of the entire family.