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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October Newsletter

See our October 2014 Birth & Parenting E-Newsletter featuring pumpkin seeds and stretch marks, Medicaid reimbursement for doula services, breastfeeding resources for working moms, and more!  

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Sleeping Like a Mammal: Nighttime realities for childbirth educators to share with parents

A new book written by pediatricians that professes to help parents “train” their new baby to sleep through the night has gotten a lot of attention recently. The scathing criticism of the book by both parents and professionals alike is consistent with what we know about the needs of a newborn baby and their sleep and feeding […]

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Breastfeeding Facts: Am I Up to Date?

From the Lamaze Sense & Sensibility blog–Test your knowledge of evidence-based breastfeeding information. “Staying up to date with the newest information can be difficult to do. But it is imperative. There are many sources of misleading or inaccurate breastfeeding information available. Take our quick quiz to see if you can answer some questions on breastfeeding […]

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722 Brooks St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
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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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