Preparing for Baby
You’re pregnant! We are excited to be part of your birth journey.
Our Childbirth Center is designed to support you during your pregnancy and as you move into caring for an infant. Here are some things to consider as you prepare for your new arrival.
Getting Started With Prenatal Care
Taking the time for regular visits with your physician or midwife is the first step in making sure you and baby are at your healthiest. For most pregnancies, that means a visit each month at first, then every two weeks and finally weekly visits until delivery.
Early pregnancy is also a great time to get to know the Overlake Childbirth Center. Our tours give you a chance to see where your birth experience will take place. You’ll also want to look through our many online and in-person birth and baby classes to help you and your family prepare for your baby, including:
- Birth preparation classes.
- Baby care classes.
- Health and wellness classes for pregnancy and postpartum.
- Support groups for after baby comes.
If you’re having any pelvic discomfort, back aches or incontinence, be sure to talk with your obstetrician or midwife. They may recommend physical therapy to support your body as your body changes shape and size during your pregnancy.
Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth
Nine months may seem a long time at first. But each trimester has some key steps to help you prepare for birth and your new baby. We’ve created a easy-to-follow trimester-by-trimester timeline resource to help you know when to do what. The timeline organizes a lot of important milestones so you never have to wonder what your next step is. You are also encouraged to preregister for your hospital birth early. This way, even if baby surprises you with an early arrival, you’re all set.
You can also check how your insurance works with Overlake. For frequently asked questions regarding your baby’s birth certificate, click here. Our business office is here to help. If you have questions about the costs of your hospital stay, insurance coverage or payment, call (425) 467-3518 or (425) 688-5655 Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn From Others
We love being part of birth stories. Watch and read the birth stories of others as you begin to write your own!