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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.

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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.

NEW! Telehealth: Let us bring your Healthcare to you.

We are now offering Telehealth visits at all Virginia Mason Memorial clinics. These are typical appointments with your provider but from your home, work, or wherever is most convenient for you

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 »

COVID-19 Virginia Mason Memorial Press Conference March 21

Hospital Visitor Restrictions

Visitor Restrictions Poster

Latest News

Physician Recruitment: Our Physician and Provider recruiting efforts have been modified in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, we are scheduling phone calls with interested candidates, but site visits are not allowed. Also, we will not be extending contracts during the acute phase of the COVID-19 response. Please know how much we appreciate your interest in us and how much we hope to have the opportunity to consider you further for a role with VMM.

Please contact us at physicianrecruitment@yvmh.org to schedule a phone call with one of our recruiters.

Additional Spiritual Resources During COVID-19

For prayers and spiritual care requests please email CurtisMcFarland@yvmh.org

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 to connect confidentially with a hospital chaplain. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, if you are part of a faith community the chaplain can help you connect with them, and, if desired, the chaplain can provide prayer.

Virtual 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 to connect confidentially with a hospital chaplain. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, if you are part of a faith community the chaplain can help you connect with them, and, if desired, the chaplain can provide prayer.

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

Visitors to the Family Birthplace: In another protective measure, the hospital is also further limiting visitors to the Family Birth Place. Women in labor may have two visitors until the baby arrives. After the birth there may be only one visitor.

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