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.

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March 2015 Birth & Parenting Newsleter

Baby sleep challenges, winning grant proposals, help for depressed moms, Spring Special on doula training, and more. Read our March Birth & Parenting Newsletter.

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Baby formula poses higher arsenic risk.

In the first U.S. study of urinary arsenic in babies, Dartmouth College researchers found that formula-fed infants had higher arsenic levels than breast-fed infants, and that breast milk itself contained very low arsenic concentrations.

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Is Erythromycin Eye Ointment for Newborns Always Necessary?

Routinely given to newborns to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum, Rebecca Dekker of Evidence-Based Birth looks at the history of use of prophylaxis, the causes, risks, evidence and options so parents can make an informed choice. Read article.

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722 Brooks St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
(734) 663-1523 ~ Email

Become a Doula in 2015! ~ SPRING SPECIAL

springSave $100 on our Doula Business Builder Deluxe Package with a one-time payment of $897. This comprehensive training package is already substantially discounted and includes DONA International Birth and Postpartum Doula Workshops, pre-requisite classes, and training in how to put it all together into a life-changing, successful mother-baby business. Plus, two BONUS offers! Your choice of 2015 and 2016 training dates. Offer ends April 13th.

ChildbirthExpecting a baby?

Our Online Childbirth Classes are unique, multi-media programs with a personal touch. You no longer have to live near Ann Arbor to benefit from our dynamic, award-winning classes. 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.

online media logoThe Doula Business Guide–Webinar Series (NEW!)

Creating a Successful MotherBaby Business
With Patty Brennan
Dynamic, up-to-date advice from America’s foremost doula business educator

This six-part webinar series will provide you with the information and encouragement needed to give birth to a thriving doula business. Give us a test drive with this FREE Sample ClassRiding the Self-Employment RollercoasterAn exploration of the pros and cons of self-employment.

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