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While You're Waiting

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
Cost: Free

Attending a While You’re Waiting Information Session is encouraged but not mandatory before signing up for a PEPS Group.

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. Please be sure to check the schedule before you attend in case there is a last minute cancellation of the session.

If you can’t make it in person to one of our While You’re Waiting sessions around town, we are now offering a limited number of online video conference sessions. Click here for more information and the schedule.

Seattle Locations

Capitol Hill | Seattle Public Library: Capitol Hill| 2nd Thursdays, 6:00 pm
skip Nov, skip Dec, will reconvene on 1/12
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
11/9, 12/14
6532 Phinney Avenue N, Room 3, Blue Building,  Seattle, WA 98103

Wallingford | Good Shepherd Center | 4th Thursdays, 7 pm
11/17 (due to Thanksgiving), skip Dec
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Room 221,  Seattle, WA 98103

West Seattle | Youngstown Cultural Center | 4th Wednesday, 6 pm
11/16 (due to Thanksgiving), skip Dec
4408 Delridge Way SW, Room 102,  Seattle, WA 98106

Eastside Locations

Bellevue | WiggleWorks | 3rd Mondays, every other (even) month 7 pm 
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

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 |Verdant Health Commission| 2nd Wednesdays, 7 pm
11/9, 12/14


Check out our Newborn Group FAQ, call PEPS at (206) 547-8570 or email

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

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