Get to Know Us
Our Mission and Vision
Expecting Miracles is a program provided by the Pregnancy Resource Clinic (PRC). The primary focus of the PRC is to help women in unexpected pregnancies, meeting each woman at her point of need. PRC is a 501c(3) non-profit organization based in Everett, WA. We offer a multitude of services at no cost to the community, such as: pregnancy testing, STI testing, pregnancy options counseling, limited obstetrical ultrasound, childbirth classes, maternity clothes, baby supplies, sexual risk avoidance education, and a large network of community referrals for social services. Please call our clinic to schedule an appointment at 425-339-2175 or visit www.pregnancyresourceclinic.org for more info.
Our childbirth education program was founded in 2000 and has grown substantially. Our mission is to embrace new families with education and support.
Our Philosophy of Childbirth Education
Pregnancy and birth are designed by God and are normal, healthy functions of a woman's body.
The birth of a baby also marks the birth of a mother, the birth of a father, and the birth of a family. It is a profound life event to be cherished and respected.
Women's confidence and ability to give birth is either enhanced or diminished by the care provider and place of birth. Birth can safely take place in homes, birth centers, and hospitals.
Normal, vaginal birth is the healthiest option for women and babies, in the absence of emergency complications. Women have the right to give birth free from routine medical interventions.
Childbirth education empowers women to make informed choices in health care, to assume responsibility for their health, and to approach birth with confidence.
Parenting begins before birth. The intimate connection between children and their parents must be respected and protected from the moment of conception throughout life.
Mothers and fathers play unique, irreplaceable roles in their children’s lives. Babies and children thrive in close, consistent interaction with their parents.
Breastmilk is the optimum source of nutrition for infants. Mothers deserve education and support to help achieve a successful breastfeeding experience.
The transition to parenthood can be emotionally and physically overwhelming. Parents need compassionate practical support and respectful mentoring that helps them establish their own parenting style.
Meet Your Instructors
Serena was a volunteer childbirth educator at the PRC for over five years before serving as our program director since 2012. She received her childbirth educator training from International Childbirth Education Association in 2007 and Lamaze in 2011. She is currently certified through Lamaze International. Additional training includes Love and Logic, Early Childhood Made Fun, and Evidence Based Birth’s Instructor training. Serena is also a trained and experienced birth doula. She, her husband and their five children live in Stanwood.
Kathy is our Becoming a Family: Realistic Expectations instructor, as well as our Transition to Motherhood facilitator. She is a postpartum doula and childbirth educator, dedicated to educating and supporting families. Her focus is on infant sleep. She is the mother of three grown boys and resides in Snohomish County with her husband, Fred.
Denise has been with us the longest, teaching classes at Expecting Miracles for over 17 years! Her stamina comes from her love for our ministry and the families we serve. She lives with her husband in Everett and travels all over the country to visit her grandkids.