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First trimester: your to-do list

  • First and foremost, make the healthiest choices you can for you and your baby. See our Health & Lifestyle Tips for helpful advice.
  • Find a provider and get started on a schedule of regular prenatal appointments.
  • Make sure any medications or supplements you’re taking have been approved by your provider.
  • If you haven’t yet decided on where you’ll have your baby (or even if you have), you can take a tour of any or all of Swedish's four birth centers.
  • It’s not too early to register for classes, especially since they often fill up quickly.
  • If you plan to go back to work after your baby is born, you might need to start touring childcare centers and getting on waitlists now.
  • If you have a low income, you may qualify for services through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. To learn more, call our WIC office at 206-386-3WIC (3942).
  • You might want to check with your health insurance company about your maternity benefits. If you don’t have insurance or will be paying your hospital bills privately, please call a Swedish financial counselor at 206-386-2565.