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Washtenaw County

Childbirth Education

Based in Ann Arbor, we are Michigan's premier doula training center and childbirth preparation and parenting community. We offer the following classes and programs:

  • Six-week series -- Ready for Birth
  • Condensed childbirth preparation classes (1-day, 2 half-days or 3 evenings)
  • Breastfeeding Basics class
  • Newborn Care class
  • Dancing for Birth (NEW!) -- Fun and informative pre/postnatal fitness, preparation for birth and support circle fusion class. New moms can wear their babies and keep on dancing.
  • Comprehensive, multi-media Online Childbirth Preparation programs by Patty Brennan (try our FREE Sample Online Class)
  • Free drop-in groups for breastfeeding moms and babies
  • Lending library and community resources
  • Monthly e-newsletter (in the news, events, specials)
Phone: 734-663-1523  Email: patty@center4cby.com  Website: www.center4cby.com

Lamaze Family Center of Ann Arbor
The Lamaze Family Center offers a unique blend of knowledge, resources and support to benefit families from pregnancy to preschool.  Our evidence-based classes are dynamic, interactive and provide a supportive environment where families are encouraged to make informed choices in pregnancy and parenthood. Our trained and accredited educators are passionate individuals who take great pride in their work. We offer prenatal class scholarships, a Miscarriage and Newborn Loss Support Group and host the Postpartum Depression Group of Ann Arbor. Visit our comprehensive website for a complete listing of all our prenatal and postpartum classes.
Phone: 734-973-1014  Email: info@lamazefamilycenter.org  
Website: www.LamazeFamilyCenter.org

Pregnancy Arts ~ Deb Rhizal, CCE, CWC, CD(DONA)
Pregnancy Arts offers wellness coaching, mentorship and deep relaxation sessions for families before, during, and after childbirth, as well as doula services (see below).  All services are designed to help you be at your best as you become new parents - physically, mentally, emotionally and in relationship. Wellness coaching and mentorship provide a relationship where you can learn all that you need to know to take good care of yourself and your baby whether you are preparing for birth or figuring out life with a new baby.  Support, information, practical help and accountability help you to make empowering choices.  Deep relaxation sessions are a way to nurture yourself along the way, releasing stress, unleashing creativity and confidence, and helping you find your inner clarity.  Home visits are available.  Contact Deb Rhizal for a free consultation.
Phone: (734) 926-5566   Email: deb@pregnancyarts.com   Website: www.pregnancyarts.com