Swedish Medical Center

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Swedish currently offers online as well as in-person classes. You can find class information and details by clicking HERE. For further information and updates on COVID-19, this next link will bring you directly to Swedish’s WEBSITE. As information on COVID-19 evolves, it is recommended to bring questions directly to your healthcare provider for the most current, up-to-date information…thank you!

There are many classes to choose from at Swedish Medical Center. The classes listed below reflect Deanne’s current teaching schedule.

Childbirth Preparation and Coping Skills (CBP&CS) – While no one can tell you what your birth experience will be like, this class can help you feel prepared, confident, and ready for the birth of your baby. This class will provide you with information on the labor process and possible variations, coping skills, and postpartum adjustment. Partners will learn ways to support the birthing parent during labor. (see Course Content page)
This class is included in the Welcome Baby Package

Online classes, 2-days, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• May 19 & 26
• June 16 & 23
• July 7 & 14
In-person classes @ First Hill Campus, 3-days, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• May 2, 9, 16
• June 6, 13, 20
• July 11, 18, 25

Coping With Confidence (CWC) – This class is designed to provide couples who have already attended a Childbirth Preparation class with more information about pain and coping including: additional birthing techniques, labor positions, comfort measures, and options for back labor. Suggestions for partners providing labor support are presented.
This class is included in the Welcome Baby Package

Online classes, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• May 5
• June 2
• June 30
• July 12
• July 28
In-person classes @ First Hill Campus, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• May 12
• May 23
• June 9
• June 27
• July 21

Click here for Swedish Medical Center’s registry on-line. To search for classes, first, click on the category that you’re interested to browse through. The Birth and Family Education Department has childbirth classes available as well as classes for breastfeeding, Bringing Baby Home, car seat safety, grandparents, infant safety & CPR, parenting, newborn, and tours of the hospital. There are also classes and tours available in Spanish. (In-person tours are cancelled at this time, click here to see a virtual tour of our campuses!)