For more program information, contact:
Audrey A. Miles Cherney
Great Starts Program Coordinator
206-233-0156 ext. 233

You may also contact Great Starts registration with any questions:

The birth classes were great. Being a first-time mom, I was a bit nervous about the whole birthing process. These classes put my mind at ease.

Great Starts

Unbiased, research based, experience based education.

Great Starts provides childbirth education and early parenting classes to expectant parents and new families in Seattle and the Puget Sound region.

Our Classes: Our classes incorporate the best aspects of a variety of childbirth preparation methods, including Lamaze, Bradley, Birthing from Within, and the "Rhythm, Ritual & Relaxation" method (developed by our own Penny Simkin). We offer information about the full range of options, and guide students in making the choices that match their values and priorities.  Class Registration page >>

Why Great Starts?The Big Question: Why Should I Take a Great Starts Class? Learn how we help you connect, and increase your confidence and knowledge. More information >>

Childbirth Educator Training: We offer childbirth educator certification, trainer workshops, childbirth educator certification, continuing education, and hospital and clinic consulting. More information >>

Pregnancy & Childbirth Books: Parent Trust for Washington Children's popular childbirth books and workbook are available through our website. More information >>

Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting Tips: Tips for dealing with pregnancy discomfort, making a birth plan, coping during labor, loving your fussy baby, postpartum depression, and more. More information >>