Classes and resources

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Step into the journey of pregnancy with confidence. Our educational programs and support groups let you connect with other parents while you learn about breastfeeding, baby care, safety, and parenting.


CenteringPregnancy is prenatal care that includes a one-on-one health checkup with extra time and attention in a group setting. CenteringPregnancy is a way for you to learn and share your experiences with other expectant parents while being involved in your own care. For more information, please call our CenteringPregnancy coordinator in Westside at 503-381-6633.

CenteringPregnancy Westside

Preparation for birth

What is a birth plan? How do you manage labor pain? Are you going to breastfeed your baby? Learning more about the labor and birth process, new parenting issues, and your options allows you to more confidently make decisions in this experience. Join a supportive group setting to prepare yourself, and share ideas and resources with other pregnant women and their partners.

Your class fee includes the guide See What You Read: Understanding Birth (a $10 value).

You have a choice of taking this class in 5 sessions (2 hours each) or 2 sessions (5 hours each).

A support person is welcome to attend with you.

  • Member $70
  • Nonmember $110
  • Teen members $10

To register, please call 503-286-6816 or 1-866-301-3866 and select option 1.

Preparation for birth – online

Learning more about the birth process, new parenting issues, and your options allows you to more confidently make decisions about your experience. Registering for the program gives you The Gift of Motherhood book and a password you can use anytime to access the online program that includes audio, videos, information you can download and print, and links to other sites. The password is valid for 6 months after you register.

To register, please call 503-286-6816 or 1-866-301-3866 and select option 1.

Hospital birth tour

Join a guided group walking tour of your hospital’s labor, birthing, and family rooms. We recommend that you register early (in your fifth month) and attend the tour during your seventh or eighth month of pregnancy.

Tour locations

  • Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

A 1-hour walking tour

No fee 

Healthy pregnancy

Are you concerned about weight gain during pregnancy? Join our Healthy Pregnancy Program. Participants will receive guidance for healthy meal planning, exercise during pregnancy, tools to track weight, and goal setting to avoid too much weight gain. You'll also have the opportunity to check in weekly with a registered dietitian.

Weekly phone session for Kaiser Pemanente members who are pregnant.

No fee.

To register, please call 503-286-6816 or 1-866-301-3866 and select option 1.

Toolkit for new parents

Being a parent is fun but it’s not easy! Discover what life is like from the newborn’s perspective, and how they communicate. You’ll practice baby care skills such as holding, diapering, bathing, swaddling, and methods of soothing. You can also explore the concept of what being a parent is really about with other parents-to-be like yourself.

1 session, 2 hours.

  • Member $20
  • Nonmember $40
  • Teen members $10

To register, please call 503-286-6816 or 1-866-301-3866 and select option 1.

Group prenatal visits

We offer group prenatal visits called CenteringPregnancy®. This is a special care experience where you get extra prenatal care and the support of other moms-to-be. Each session starts with a private appointment with one of our clinicians. Then you join a small group of other pregnant women to share your experiences and learn together about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting.

Breastfeeding support

Do you have questions about breastfeeding your baby? Get help at our weekly support group for Kaiser Permanente members.

Come and meet other parents, weigh your baby, get a quick check of how your baby is latching, and discuss other topics related to care of your newborn. The group is led by a lactation consultant and is ideal for mothers looking for support but not necessarily needing a one-on-one consultation.

For more information about locations, days, and times, please call 1-855-206-0302.

1-month group pediatric visit

If you’re a first-time parent, new questions come up every day about caring for your baby. Join other new parents for a 2-hour group visit led by a Kaiser Permanente newborn clinician, pediatric advice nurse, and a lactation consultant.

During your hospital stay, we will call you to help schedule this and other follow-up visits. If you would like to sign up before that, or if you have questions, please call 1-855-206-0302.

My body after baby

Information and exercises are provided for postpartum members to learn how to return to normal physical activity. Class topics include returning to normal bowel and bladder function, managing postpartum back and pelvic pain, caring for the pelvic floor muscles, and improving posture and body mechanics with child care. This class is offered virtually, through a video visit.

1 session, 1.5 hours. For Kaiser Permanente members.

To register, please call 1-844-394-3972. You also can register online by scheduling an appointment on Under “Select a reason for the appointment,” choose Physical Therapy Classes, then choose the class you want to schedule.


Early pregnancy bleeding or pain

Pregnancy can be a time of excitement, but also uncertainty — especially if you experience something unexpected. Many women have some discomfort or bleeding in early pregnancy, which can be normal.

If you experience any bleeding during your pregnancy, contact your health care team. You have a team of caregivers here to support you every step of the way.

Learn more about early bleeding or pain (PDF).

Estimating costs

Get personalized cost estimates before you come in for care. You can use this tool to find out what you can expect to pay out of pocket for common exams, tests, and services.

Vasectomy informed consent

For vasectomy information and an appointment, please call 503-571-1245.

Health coach

You can get support and motivation in a brief chat with a health coach. Discuss your health goals, the process of change, and your options for next steps. Learn more.

Tobacco cessation

Thinking about quitting tobacco use? Develop a personal strategy for quitting, and explore the behavior changes that will help you overcome cravings and resist temptations. Learn more

Prenatal appointments

Please call 1-855-285-4246 for all your appointing and general information needs.

24/7 advice line

For questions or concerns about your pregnancy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please call:

  •  1-855-285-4246, if you are less than 20 weeks pregnant or postpartum
  •  503-571-2229 (that’s 571-BABY), if you are 20 (or more) weeks pregnant

How to register for an educational program

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Unless otherwise noted, register by calling our Health Engagement and Wellness Services team at 503-286-6816 or 1-866-301-3866 (toll free), option 1.