I just got off the phone with the office of Penny Simkin (author of the terrific pregnancy and childbirth book "Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn"
I called to register for the next series of childbirth classes at her home here in Seattle and woot! we got in. If you don't know who Penny is, she is a bit of a local celebrity in the world of childbirth and pregnancy. I love her book and her expertise is touted by folks in obstetric care everywhere.
Anyway if you are pregnant definitely check out her book. If you are pregnant and live in Seattle, here's the info on her class:
Classes and Workshops