FREE Prenatal Education

Please contact your local center as type of prenatal classes may vary by location.

1st Trimester Classes

Pre-registration required by calling your local center.
WHO: Women up to 13 weeks into their pregnancies + one guest
WHEN: Offered monthly at all Care Net centers
WHAT: A free 2-hour small group session that utilizes a physician-approved curriculum to teach you:

  • What to expect at prenatal appointments
  • Nutrition suggestions for pregnancy
  • Recommended lifestyle changes for your health and your baby’s health
  • When to call for help

Childbirth Education Classes

Classes available at select centers. Pre-registration required. Call to find a class at a center near you.
WHO: Pregnant women + one guest
WHEN: Weekly 2-hour sessions for four weeks at select centers.
WHAT: Prepare for labor and the birth of your child. The course is taught by a registered nurse with CBE certification and covers topics such as:

  • Recognizing the signs of labor
  • Labor coping skills and comfort
  • Stages and phases of labor
  • Choices in pain management
  • Birth plans and preparations for the hospital

Registrants should come to class with two pillows and a mat and should wear comfortable clothing.

Earn While Learning

Every time you complete a class, you’ll earn Care Net Cash, which you can use to buy maternity supplies, baby clothes, diapers, car seats, and more.

Download our diaper bag packing list.

Certification Information: Care Net of Puget Sound offers Childbirth Education Courses (CBE) under the direction of a certified CBE instructor and in accordance with Washington State guidelines. The class curriculum has been approved by our Medical Director, a board-certified OB/GYN. Patients should be under the care of a physician/midwife (pregnancy healthcare provider) prior to and and during CBE session dates. All medical questions related to a patient’s individual pregnancy and health concerns should be directed to your healthcare provider. In addition to the certified CBE instructor, one of Care Net’s RNs will be on site for each CBE session.