Center for the Childbearing Year, LLC

WELCOME to Michigan’s premier doula training center and childbirth preparation and parenting community! Offering interactive childbirth classes at our cozy Ann Arbor center as well as comprehensive Online Childbirth Classes, created by Patty Brennan.

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Six baby sleep experts worth following

For many new parents, sleep disturbance is their biggest challenge. This can lead parents to search for the magic button that will help their baby sleep. But not all advice is equal. Read this great blog post, by Kelly Winder, assessing what the “experts” have to say. In regards to “sleep training,” Kelly tells us […]

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Top 10 signs your doctor is planning to perform an unnecessary cesarean

Great blog post by a frustrated OB/GYN in Texas who asks, “When did cesarean sections and elective inductions at 39 weeks become the standard of care? That is not what I was taught, that is not in any textbook or ACOG practice bulletins. Read his Top 10 Signs.

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Breastfeeding problems linked to injection after birth

New mothers given an injection after their baby is born are more prone to problems with breastfeeding, according to a recent study. The drug ergotmetrine is routinely given to speed up delivery of the placenta. But a Swansea University study of 288 women found those given the jab were more likely to report pain or […]

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ChildbirthExpecting a baby?

Our Online Childbirth Preparation programs are unique, multi-media classes with a personal touch. You no longer have to live near Ann Arbor to benefit from our dynamic, award-winning programs. The creator, Patty Brennan, has distilled into 16 separate online classes her 30+ years’ of experience as a childbirth educator, doula, midwife and mom. Featuring a holistic, consumer-oriented approach that encourages personal responsibility for your family’s health.

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