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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Impact of Infant Feeding Practices Study

A supplement published in the journal Pediatrics examines the relationship between early infant feeding and subsequent health outcomes. “Infant Feeding and Long-term Outcomes: Results from the Year Six Follow-Up of Children in the Infant Feeding Practices Study II” presents new data from a follow-up study of children at six years of age who were previously […]

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Proposed Medicaid Change: Expansion of Breast Pump Policy

The Michigan Department Of Community Health is seeking public comments on the proposed Medicaid changes and expansion of breast pump policy (notice 1447-DME). This policy change would allow Medicaid recipients greater access to a variety of breast pumps. Don’t miss this opportunity to review and comment on proposed changes in Michigan Medicaid policy. The deadline […]

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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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Save the Date: Doula Appreciation Celebration

PartyAll doulas are welcome to join us on Thursday, November 20, 6:30-9:30 pm. You do not need to have completed training at the Center to enjoy the doula love. We are still in the planning stages for this event, but you can be sure that it will include wine, non-alcoholic beverages, yummy treats, candlelight, gifts and great company. Let us spoil you for a change!

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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