Childbirth Education

Jefferson County

**Prepared Childbirth Classes- 6 week and weekend immersion offered by Jefferson Healthcare. These classes are covered by Medicaid. Call (360)385-2200 x3600 for schedule.

 

Clallam

**Olympic Medical Center, Port Angleles.  Call (360)417-7400 for childbirth ed in Clallam County.

**Laura Arndt, Certified Bradley Method Instructor and Doula.  Individual or small group classes.  (360)452-1035 or email l.arndt@live.com Visit www.bradleybirth.com for more about the Bradley Method.

**Carol Gautschi- Six week series offered a few times a year, talk by Carol Gautschi (also: midwife) in Sequim. (360) 461-3461 or email midwyf@gmail.com

 

Kitsap County

**Kitsap Birth- Two consecutive Sundays in Poulsbo taught by Jen Watson (also: doula, massage therapist & placenta encapsulation) and Kerry Allen (also: birth and postpartum doula, prenatal yoga) http://www.kitsapbirth.com/childbirth-education-class/

**Taproot Birth Partners- 6 week series in Bremerton taught by Kristina Kruzan and Laura King (Other services they provide: birth and postpartum doula, henna art & placenta encapsulation) http://www.taprootbirthpartners.com/#!classes/cm8a

**Back to Basics Birth Services- 9 week Northwest Natural Childbirth series in Port Orchard by Ashley (also: doula, photographer and placenta encapsulation) http://kitsapbirthdoula.com/childbirth-education/

**Baby Bloom- Sacred Pregnancy Classes. Weekend and Series in Port Orchard by Brandy Stuart (also: doula, postpartum "mother roasting" and henna). http://babybloom.net/sacred-pregnancy-classes/

**Angie Holtz- 12 week Bradley Certified class taught in Bremerton. http://www.bradleybirth.com/angiehotz

 

Greater Seattle Area

**Penny Simkin- Home and Birth Center Childbirth Education Series is a 7 week series taught by Penny, April Bolding or Sharon Muza in Seattle. https://www.pennysimkin.com/home-and-birth-center-childbirth-education-series/

**Sharon Muza- Condensed and individualized private classes as well at 7 week series taught in Seattle by Sharon Muza (also: doula and educator specific to empowered cesarean birth and VBACs) http://sharonmuza.com/for-families/seattle-childbirth-classes/private-birth-classes/

**Heart of Birth- Private and 6 week series Birthing from Within classes taught by Charlene Hamilton in Lynwood. http://heartofbirth.net/

**Thresholds- Six week series and weekend immersions of Birthing from Within classes taught by Amity Kramer in Seattle. (also teaches: Bringing Baby Home, Parenting from within and Breastfeeding, Newborn Care and Postpartum classes) http://www.thresholds.info/#!birthing_from_within/c168t

**Bradley Classes- There are many different instructors in the greater Seattle Area offering Bradley classes. Use this link to browse: http://www.bradleybirth.com/Directory.aspx

 

Tacoma Area

**Patti Ramos- Ice Journey and Birth Preparation workshops are weekend workshops taught by Patti Ramos in Tacoma. http://www.pattiramos.com

**The Birthing Inn- Birthing from Within 6 week series held at The Birthing Inn in Tacoma and taught by Doree Handford (also: doula) http://aparentsparadise.com/Birthing_From_Within.html

http://www.pennysimkin.com/ Penny Simkin could be called the mother of modern doula practice.  She also teaches childbirth ed in Seattle and helps people cope with birth trauma.

http://www.hypnobirthing.com/ Overview and provider list.