One of the most important things you can do for yourself and your baby is to get proper prenatal care by scheduling regular visits with your physician or midwife. For most pregnancies, prenatal exams are scheduled every month for the first four months, every two weeks for the next two months and then weekly until delivery.
Early pregnancy is also a great time to learn as much as you can about the changes you’ll experience physically and emotionally. It’s a time to get ready to bring your newborn home. Overlake offers a wide selection of classes and services to help you and your family, including:
- Classes on childbirth
- Prenatal yoga
- Multiple birth
- Infant CPR
- Car seat safety
- Siblings are Special
To register for a class, contact Overlake at 425-688-5259 or register online.
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Overlake works with Eastside Maternal Fetal Medicine to provide high-risk obstetrical care and consultation services to the families and obstetrical providers in the greater Eastside area. They offer diagnostic ultrasound, genetic counseling, prenatal diagnosis, management of high-risk pregnancy, and programs for multiple births, expectant mothers with diabetes and prematurity prevention.
Planning for Pregnancy
An evening of information for prospective and newly expectant parents. Experts discuss maternal health, prenatal screenings, and changes in the family budget. Refreshments served. Preregistration required. 5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE. www.overlakehospital.org/classes