While You're Waiting
"It was great to have a chance to talk to other expectant parents about how things are going, and to get tips from them about how to make it through these last few weeks. I also liked being able to get all my questions about PEPS answered."
While You're Waiting info sessions are a great way to learn about PEPS and to meet other new and expectant parents in your area to talk about the experience of pregnancy and early parenthood.
Who Attends: Expectant Parents, New Moms and/or Dads
Time of Day: Day or Evening
Attending a While You’re Waiting Information Session is encouraged but not mandatory before signing up for a PEPS Group. To register for a PEPS Newborn program, you will need to create a PEPS account, log in, and register.
While You’re Waiting Information Sessions Schedule
While You’re Waiting information sessions are offered at locations in King and Snohomish County. There is no registration required and you can attend any time/location that works for your schedule. Babies in arms are welcome.
Note: If no one arrives, the leader will only stay the first 30 minutes of the session.
Capitol Hill | Seattle Public Library: Capitol Hill| 2nd Thursdays 6:00 pm
9/10, 10/8, 11/19* (3rd Thursday this month)
425 Harvard Ave E, 2nd floor meeting room, Seattle, WA 98102
This event is not sponsored by The Seattle Public Library.
Phinney Ridge | Phinney Neighborhood Association | 2nd Wednesdays 6:30 pm
9/9, 10/14, 11/11
6532 Phinney Avenue N, Room 3, Blue Building, Seattle, WA 98103
Wallingford | Good Shepherd Center | 4th Thursdays 7 pm
9/24, 10/22, 11/19* (3rd Thursday due to Thanksgiving)
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Room 221, Seattle, WA 98103
West Seattle | Youngstown Cultural Center | 4th Wednesday 6 pm
9/30* (5th Wednesday), 10/28, 11/18* (3rd Wednesday due to Thanksgiving)
4408 Delridge Way SW, Room 103, Seattle, WA 98106
Bellevue | WiggleWorks | 3rd Mondays, every other (even) month 7 pm *beginning October
Crossroads Mall, 15600 NE 8th St, Suite G2, Bellevue, WA 98008
Issaquah Highlands | Blakely Hall | 3rd Mondays, every other (odd) month 7 pm
2550 Northeast Park Dr, Issaquah, WA 98029
Snoqualmie | YMCA/Community Center | 2nd Tuesdays, every other (even) month 7 pm
35018 SE Ridge St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Mercer Island | Mercer Island Pediatrics* | 2nd Tuesdays, every other (odd) month 7 pm
9675 SE 36th St, Suite 100, Mercer Island, WA 98040 *Park on left side of building and enter through side "Employees Only" Door - look for the PEPS signs!
North King/South Snohomish County Locations
Lynnwood | Babies 'R' Us | 1st Tuesdays, every other (even) month 7 pm
19500 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Lynnwood | PlayHappy Cafe | 3rd Tuesday, every other (odd) month 6 pm
4114 198th Street SW Suite 3 Lynnwood, WA 98036
Adjusting to Parenthood - PEPS and Perinatal Support Washington offer a drop-in group that gives parents additional support for the emotional changes and challenges of adapting to parenthood. Learn More
Please note: Due to the recent epidemic and continued concerns of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in Washington State, PEPS has implemented a policy requiring that all adults who attend PEPS Groups must be current on their Tdap vaccination. Getting vaccinated with Tdap at least two weeks before coming into close contact with an infant is especially important for families and caregivers of new infants.
All babies must be current on the DTaP vaccine once they are old enough for the first dose. Families who do not comply with this policy cannot participate in PEPS at this time.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Mary Power, PEPS Program Director: email@example.com.