Empowering Pregnancy and Motherhood is a FREE class series, to support you in your pre- and post-partum (up to one year after delivery) wellness journey. Classes are 90 minutes in length. Group includes 20-30 minutes of physical activity such as walking, yoga and muscle strengthening exercises. All levels of fitness are welcome! The remaining 45-60 minutes are spent discussing pregnancy and post-partum nutrition, safe sleep for infants, how to outsmart the grocery store, and easy food budgeting tips including a food demonstration or tasting!
Participant Quotes – When asked what, they liked about the program, their responses were:
"I liked learning something new every week."
“The positive energy and knowledge.”
“Had me think more about nutrition when meal planning.”
“The importance of meal planning and how to stretch proteins in a dish…clever J.”
“Learning all the different ways to use food items, how to experiment with new foods, and being creative!”
“I was surprised at how much I learned. I have more confidence in eating healthy/healthier. I also really liked the handouts! Very practical!”
What encouraged you to come back each week? “Learning new things, the atmosphere, the people, and I felt energized after a good exercise.”
If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please contact us at [email protected].
Please read this information for more class information:
A few things to consider before coming to class:
Info for Children Attending Class
We are not able to offer childcare onsite. You are encouraged to make other arrangements whenever possible. If no options for childcare are available, you can bring your children with you to group. Please see the following guidelines:
Please note: If you plan to bring your children to class, you must let us know prior to class as a limited number of children will be permitted to attend each class series. Please contact us at [email protected] for questions and more information.
Translations Services: If you’re in need of a translator to attend class, please let us know. You’re welcome to bring a friend or family member, or one can be provided for you. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].
Your participation in the Empowering Pregnancy and Motherhood series includes a membership to the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. More information about how to use this benefit will be provided at the first class.
Classes will be held at the Lakewood YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499.
Pierce Transit has many route options and bus stops near the Lakewood YMCA. To plan your route and/or learn more about Pierce Transit options, please visit: http://www.piercetransit.org/.