Class Schedule

Penny is on an extended leave of absence from teaching. During her absence, her classes will be taught by her long-time assistant, Katie Rohs. Katie has been a doula and childbirth educator for over 10 years, and is overjoyed to carry Penny’s wisdom forward to expectant families.

Penny’s Classes

2024 Class Schedule

Birth Classes below are taught by Katie Rohs while Penny is on an extended leave of absence.

Note: all classes take place virtually via Zoom from the comfort of your own home.

Home & Birth Center Classes

February 28 – April 17, 2024
Eight week comprehensive series for families planning on birthing at home or in a free-standing birth center with a licensed midwife, in conjunction with families planning a hospital birth.

Bonus Comfort Measures class on Tuesday, Jan. 30!

Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm
Via Zoom

Hospital or Hospital Birth Center Classes

February 28 – April 17, 2024
Eight week comprehensive series for families planning a birth in a hospital such as Swedish First Hill or University of Washington Northwest. Includes breastfeeding and newborn care. Registration link will direct you to the Parent Trust website.

Bonus Comfort Measures class on Tuesday, March 26!

Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm
Zoom; Great Starts

When you click through to the link above, please select “Birth Series & Baby Care” on the left side of the screen, then select “8-Wk Series (Penny Simkin)”​ box. 

Home & Birth Center Classes

April 24 – June 12, 2024
Eight week comprehensive series for families planning on birthing at home or in a free-standing birth center with a licensed midwife, in conjunction with families planning a hospital birth.

Bonus Comfort Measures class on Tuesday, March 26!

Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm
Via Zoom

Hospital or Hospital Birth Center Classes

April 24 – June 12, 2024
Eight week comprehensive series for families planning a birth in a hospital such as Swedish First Hill or University of Washington Northwest. Includes breastfeeding and newborn care. Registration link will direct you to the Parent Trust website.

Bonus Comfort Measures class on Tuesday, March 26!

Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm
Zoom; Great Starts

When you click through to the link above, please select “Birth Series & Baby Care” on the left side of the screen, then select “8-Wk Series (Penny Simkin)”​ box. NOTE: Registration for this series may not be open yet.

Sibling Classes

Now available online!
Penny Is thrilled to present this new, on-demand version of her sibling class! This online course includes two videos and handouts for you and your little one to watch to aid their preparation for a new baby in the family. 

On Demand! Watch any time from the comfort of your own home.