Pregnancy Timeline

Planning your birth can seem like a daunting task, but we’re here to help! Take a look at each trimester for guidance on how to prepare and plan during your pregnancy.

1st Trimester – Conception to 12 Weeks

Congratulations on your Pregnancy! These are the first days of your pregnancy journey. Growing a human being can be exhausting and overwhelming. A first step might be to:

  • Call (253)761-7492 to make a private appointment to tour and learn our about our services and facility.
  • To request an estimate of your insurance benefits or discuss your specific concerns about billing and your insurance coverage, please contact our Billing Director, Kim Olson at or 253-761-8939.

  • Interview and select either a certified nurse midwife or licensed midwife with privileges at TBI.

2nd Trimester – 12 to 28 Weeks

You’re on your way! Your energy should be increasing and you’re stepping back into a (somewhat) normal life.

3rd Trimester – 28 Weeks to Delivery

Almost there! You are in the final days of your pregnancy, just a few more items to check off the list before your sweet baby arrives.

  • Attend your childbirth classes
  • Choose your baby's care provider
  • 36 weeks is the time to make your appointment to register at The Birthing Inn.
  • Be sure to have your Midwife's phone number so you can call her directly when in labor.

4th Trimester – Delivery to 3 Months

Congratulations! Your journey with your newborn has just begun. After your birth at TBI, be sure to check the rest of these to-do’s off your list.

  • Schedule your Well-Baby visit with your baby’s care provider.
  • Ask for lactation support through your midwife or local lactation support groups.
  • Consider hiring postpartum Doula support.
  • Schedule your postpartum visits with your midwife.