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.



**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 Visit 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


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)

**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)!classes/cm8a

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

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

**Angie Holtz- 12 week Bradley Certified class taught in Bremerton.


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.

**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)

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

**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)!birthing_from_within/c168t

**Bradley Classes- There are many different instructors in the greater Seattle Area offering Bradley classes. Use this link to browse:


Tacoma Area

**Patti Ramos- Ice Journey and Birth Preparation workshops are weekend workshops taught by Patti Ramos in Tacoma.

**The Birthing Inn- Birthing from Within 6 week series held at The Birthing Inn in Tacoma and taught by Doree Handford (also: doula) 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. Overview and provider list.