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7 Weeknight Comprehensive Preparation for Childbirth and Newborn Care

Dec 4, 2012 - Jan 29, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ridgewood Corporate Center
Bellevue, WA

Registration Details

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Fees & Payment

$105 per couple (mom-to-be and ONE support person)

DSHS is accepted for this class. You can fax a photocopy of your Services Card along with the following information to 425-688-5605 ~ Name(s) attending the class, address,  phone number, date/name of class, due date, Dr. name and hospital delivering at. Once this is received you will be mailed or emailed (add if you want) class information. You can also mail the info to ~ Community Education 1035 116th Ave NE Bellevue 98004.  Or email a copy and information to


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** Currently all of our Preparation for Childbirth classes are reserved for patients delivering at Overlake Hospital.  All weeknight and weekend series.

1 night a week for 7 weeks, (14 hours)

Please select a series where the last day of the series is about 3-4 WEEKS before your due date,  class content is geared towards couples in their 8th or 9th month. Register early ~ Classes fill quickly!

To be on a waitlist for full classes please email We also offer: Understanding Birth: eClass, A Comprehensive Childbirth Preparation Course. A unique online learning experience that provides comprehensive information you can trust as you prepare for your upcoming birth.

In class, our expert instructors will help you learn more about:  

  • Labor and Birth process
  • Breathing/Relaxation techniques
  • Your body in late pregnancy 
  • What to expect during labor and birth 
  • How to increase your confidence as you approach your baby's birth
  • Skills for comfort and progress throughout labor
  • When to come to the Childbirth Center
  • Caring for yourself and your new baby
  • Childbirth Center Tour included
  • Class reunion
  • Textbook included

Please bring to each class; 2 pillows, and a blanket or mat to be on the floor for breathing exercises. You can also bring snacks/beverages if needed during the class or for breaks.

The same information is covered in both the Comprehensive & the Condensed series, the main difference is there is more time to practice  relaxation/breathing techniques, and for question & answers in the Comprehensive series.

Congratulations on registering for class! There are two more important steps to complete before your delivery at Overlake.

1. Choose a Doctor for Your Baby: Before you go to the hospital, be sure to select a pediatrician or family practice doctor for your new baby. To find a pediatric or family practice physician, visit or call 425-688-5211. Be sure to bring the doctor's information with you to the hospital when you deliver.

2. Pre-register for admission: To simplify your arrival on the day of your delivery and to allow us to prepare for your stay at Overlake, please be sure to pre-register online at  

Please read our inclement weather policy regarding class cancellations.

There are no refunds for missed classes. Class cancellations received by the registrar seven days prior to the class are entitled to a full refund.  Classes, schedules and fees are subject to change. Please call or email if you need to reschedule any of your classes. If you are suffering from cold or flu symptoms, it would be best to reschedule your class, please contact the registrar 425-688-5259 or e-mail the class registrar for details or if you would like to be on a waitlist for a full class.



  • Sandra Salmon


Family & Community Education at 425-688-5259 or send an email

Schedule & Location


This event includes all of the 7 meeting times below.
Date Time Location Instructor
1. Tue, December 04 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Ridgewood Corporate Center Sandra Salmon
2. Tue, December 11 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Ridgewood Corporate Center
3. Tue, December 18 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Ridgewood Corporate Center
4. Tue, January 08 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Overlake Medical Center - PACCAR Education Center
5. Tue, January 15 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Ridgewood Corporate Center
6. Tue, January 22 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Ridgewood Corporate Center
7. Tue, January 29 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Ridgewood Corporate Center

Location Details

  • Ridgewood Corporate Center
    150 120th Ave NE
    Building F, Second Floor
    Bellevue, WA 98004
  • Overlake Medical Center - PACCAR Education Center
    1035 116th Ave. NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    Main: 425-688-5000

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