Healthy Pregnancy & Environmental Health Resources

  • Healthy Earth, Healthy Families 
  • Environmental Working Group: Cleaning Products, Foods, Sunscreen, and more 
  • Toxic-Free Future: Tips on Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Kids, and more 
  • WA Department of Health Safe Fish Guide 

Childbirth Classes

  • Penny Simkin Home & Birth Center Childbirth Classes 
  • Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting Class  
  • Alise McAllister 5-Week Birth Class 
  • Private Childbirth Education with Jen Laird 
  • MAIA Midwifery: Childbirth Class for LGBTQ Families 
  • Thresholds: Birthing From Within Class & Birthing Again Class 
  • Sibling Classes with Penny Simkin 
  • Seattle Holistic Center: 6-week series, 2-day class, 2-hour labor workshop, & private classes 
FREE Childbirth Education: 

Some families may qualify if they have limited income and/or are enrolled in Medicaid/Apple Health:

  • Parent Trust for Washington Children – Great Starts
  • New Moms Connect (Mindfulness-Based Childbirth Education & Parenting Classes) 

Birth Doulas

  • Seattle Doulas (Alise McAllister & Jen Laird) — office in Wallingford 
  • Alissa Wehrman, CD (Sunbirth Services) 
  • DONA International: Find a Doula 
  • PALS: Doula Listing 

Postpartum Doulas

  • Sound Babies (Aimee Strader) 
  • NAPS: Postpartum Doula Listing 

Prenatal Yoga

  • Aditi Yoga 
  • 8 Limbs Yoga 
  • Seattle Holistic Center

Breastfeeding & Parenting Groups

Drop-In:
  • Life After Birth drop-in group (Fremont) 
  • Adjusting to Parenthood (Green Lake) 
  • Embracing the New Normal (Redmond)
  • This is Not What I Expected and other classes at Evergreen Hospital (Kirkland)
  • Swedish Breastfeeding & Parenting groups  
  • La Leche League drop-in meeting at (Good Shepherd Center, Wallingford) 
Series:
  • Listening Mothers groups 
  • PEPS groups 
  • PEPS groups for LGBTQ families 

Breastfeeding & Parenting Resources

  • Nurturing Expressions
  • Kelly Mom blog 
  • La Leche League of WA 
  • Listening Mothers Groups
  • Lytle Center at Swedish 

Lactation Consultants

  • Renee Beebe, IBCLC (Second 9 Months) 
    • home visits available
    • insurance accepted for office visits at Docere Natural Medicine
  • Joy MacTavish, IBCLC (Sound Beginnings) 
    • home visits
  • Catherine Fenner, IBCLC (Nurture New Life) 
    • home visits
  • Lytle Center for Pregnancy and Newborns at Swedish 
    • insurance accepted
    • groups and breastfeeding supply store also available

Postpartum and Pregnancy Support

Postpartum Support International of Washington 
  • Warm line: 1-888-404-7763 (free, understanding, and private support; professional referrals)
Mental Health Practitioners
  • Leslie Butterfield 
  • Lytle Center at Swedish: Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support (Medicaid accepted) 
  • Wellspring Counseling 
    • low-cost program 
  • Northwest Family Life (Medicaid accepted) 

Access Resources & Food Assistance

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): supplemental food program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. Also provides health screening, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding support, and help accessing other services: WIC of King County

Within Reach Referral Line: information about public health services, free or low cost medical coverage, pregnancy testing, prenatal care, health care providers, WIC food and nutrition program, referral to lactation consultants, free or low cost immunizations, birth control information, smoking cessation programs, and resources for families of children with special needs.
1.800.322.2588 or withinreachwa.org

King County Maternity Support Services (MSS) provides: clinic and home visits during pregnancy and postpartum by public health nurses, nutritionists, social workers, counselors, and community health workers; interpreter services; and referrals for other resources: MSS brochure

Parent Trust for Washington Children: search for community resources, events, groups, and classes, about childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting, and more: http://www.parenttrust.org/for-families/community-resources/