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Pregnancy & Childbirth Education

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Introducing YoMingo®

Virginia Mason Memorial offers anytime, anywhere parent education powered by YoMingo®, an education program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information. It includes the tools and support you need at every stage.

Te presentamos a YoMingo®!

Un programa educativo que brinda los conocimientos y herramientas para apoyar a los padres antes, durante y después del embarazo. Puedes tener acceso a este programa de cualquier lugar y en cualquier momento, a través de tu teléfono, tableta y/o computadora, solo necesitas acceso al internet, también puedes seleccionar el lenguaje de tu preferencia.  

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How to Register for Childbirth Classes»

Childbirth Education classes cover what to expect during late pregnancy, labor delivery and postpartum. Learn relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and discuss medication options for delivery. You should end your classes one month before your due date if possible.   A variety of class formats are available, including Saturday (full day), 2-Day Sunday Series, 3-Week Series.

Additional Newborn Education Classes: The cost is $15 for each additional class.

Breastfeeding - The benefits of breastfeeding and what you need to know to get started and get through those first few weeks when breastfeeding can be most challenging.

Baby Basics - Learn all about baby care, diapering, swaddling, taking your baby's temperature, bathing and more.

Boot Camp for New Dads - Designed for first-time dads - This workshop will prepare you on how to support your partner and you will learn how to engage with your new infant once he/she arrives and gives you the confidence to go through the journey of becoming a dad.

Additional Classes and Education

Pre-natal Yoga helps decrease tension, improve flexibility and strength, prepare for the birthing process, and cultivate a connection between mother and child.

Infant CPR: Learn to recognize when a baby needs rescue breathing, how to start CPR, and how to care for an infant who's choking. This course provides current CPR instructions and information; it does NOT qualify for a certification card.

Food for Life: Education Alliance Program: Discover which foods are optimal for weight management and learn how to prepare affordable, low fat foods. Certified instructors prepare delicious and satisfying recipes with opportunity to sample the food while you learn about the nutritional benefits of a plant based diet. Various classes such as Foods for Weight Management and How Foods Fight Diabetes are offered several times per year. Call 509 249-5317 for information on the next available class.

How to Register Childbirth Classes

Classes include Childbirth education, Baby Basics, Boot Camp, Breastfeeding, Prenatal yoga and Infant CPR.  You may register for more than one class using our online form.   

  1. Select your classes and dates from the calendar below, click the event name to see a detailed description of the class. (For easiest registration, please write down the class dates you are interested in before starting the registration form)
  2. Select your payment method (This will open your registration form)
  3. The Registration form will open in a separate window on your browser. If you need to consult the calendar again, do not go back. Please click on the calendar tab "childbirth classes near..." at top of page for information, and then click back to the registration tab "online form" to finish.

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Current Childbirth & Parenting Education Classes

The safety and health of our community is our top priority at Virginia Mason Memorial. Because of this, all of our classes and events have been cancelled or postponed for the next 30 days. We will keep you updated as the situation evolves. Thank you for understanding.

COVID-19 News & Announcements

New! June 23: Going Home after Birth during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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New! June 23: Volver a casa después de dar a luz durante la pandemia de COVID-19

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Mask Requirements

To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM) would like to remind all patients and visitors that masks are REQUIRED at all VMM facilities, including our clinics.

To conserve supplies, we request that all patients and visitors bring masks to their appointments. A limited number of reusable cloth masks, made by community members, will be available if you need one.

We also strongly encourage all community members to wear masks when in public - this is one of our best tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATED! May 26: New Visitation Policy

As a response to the current community situation with COVID-19, we are suspending most in-person visits to our hospitalized patients. The decision to suspend hospital visits was difficult and made only after careful consideration.
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Prescription Home Delivery

We now offer home delivery for your prescription medications.

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Visitors to Generations OB/GYN

As part of our continuing efforts to focus on patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Generations has changed its visitor policy.

No visitors will be allowed for clinic visits, with the only exceptions being:

1 Visitor will be allowed for the first OB appointment
1 visitor will be allowed at the 20 week anatomy ultrasound

Visitors to the Family Birthplace

Women in the Family Birthplace may have one visitor.

Telehealth: Your questions answered

Learn more about joining one of our providers for a Telehealth visit »

COVID-19 Evaluation Clinic

Our Creekside HealthyNow location is now a COVID-19 evaluation clinic. If you have cough and fever, please schedule your visit at our Creekside Location. Please list your symptoms in the reason for visit so our team is better prepared to assist you.

This location completes an evaluation to determine if you're a candidate for COVID testing. Learn more »

Physician Recruitment:

We have reduced the number of Physician and Provider positions we are recruiting for in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you be interested in possible employment with Virginia Mason Memorial, please contact us at physicianrecruitment@yvmh.org. We are actively reviewing our staffing needs and new positions are being approved for posting. We appreciate your interest in us and hope to have the opportunity to consider you for a role with VMM.

Additional Spiritual Resources During COVID-19

Chaplains at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital provide care for every patient regardless of their personal beliefs or non-beliefs. For support, assistance, prayers, and all other spiritual care requests, please email spiritualcare@yvmh.org or call the spiritual care office: (509) 575-8035

Tele-Chaplaincy

There are times when a direct face to face spiritual care conversation is not the best option (due to distance, a pandemic, patient preference). That's where Tele-Chaplaincy provides another possibility. You can request chaplain support using your personal, or hospital room, phone. Calls are confidential. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, and if desired, offer prayer. If you are part of a faith community a chaplain can help you connect with them.

Virtual Chaplaincy

Without regular visits from family and friends a stay in the hospital can be even more challenging. One of our newest offerings, Virtual Chaplaincy using Zoom, helps make connections. By contacting the Spiritual Care team at the email or phone number above you can request a Zoom meeting. Family and friends throughout the Yakima Valley, from the four corners of the state, from across the country and even internationally, are meeting with patients via Zoom to offer their love and support. Due to the popularity of this option scheduling and frequency may, at times, be limited.

Elective Surgeries

Based on directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Virginia Mason Memorial is postponing elective surgeries and procedures.

Hospital Lab Services

All out-patient lab services - including newborn screens and bilirubin collections - will now be provided at Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, 4003 Creekside Loop. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday and Sunday.

Hospital Pharmacy

Beginning Thursday, March 19, the hospital pharmacy is closed to the public for the duration of the pandemic. The public may choose to have those prescriptions transferred to VMM's Pharmacy at Creekside or the pharmacy of their choice.

The Pharmacy at Creekside, 4003 Creekside Loop, is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers walk-in or drive-through options for pickup.

Farmacia Del Hospital

A partir del jueves 19 de marzo, la farmacia del hospital estará cerrada al público mientras dure la pandemia. El público puede escoger si quiere que sus recetas sean transferidas a la otra farmacia de Virginia Mason Memorial, localizada en la clínica Cornerstone o también puede elegir cualquier otra farmacia de su preferencia. La clínica de Cornerstone, está localizada en el 4003 Creekside Loop. En esta farmacia se puede recoger la medicina por la ventana y/o adentro de la clínica.

Horario: Lunes a Viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 6:00 p.m. y sábado y domingo de las 8:00 a.m. a las 4:30 pm