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 Online Childbirth Classes (NEW!), hosted by Patty Brennan.

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When the Bough Breaks …

To learn about the disparities in infant mortality, watch When The Bough Breaks. The Midwives Alliance of North American (MANA) has purchased the rights to this video so anyone who wants can watch it for the rest of the calendar year. Email and you’ll be sent the code.

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Free to Breastfeed in Michigan

Mothers who nurse their children in public will be protected from discrimination and prosecution under bipartisan legislation signed into law on June 24 by Governor Rick Snyder. The Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act, sponsored by state Senator Rebekah Warren, protects women’s right to nurse a child in any place that is open to the general public, including […]

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Gestational Diabetes: Please don’t drink the Glucola …

without reading the label! In this article, Aviva Jill Romm, MD (also an herbalist and midwife) takes on the toxic ingredients in oral glucose test drinks. This is the first in a three-part series on gestational diabetes. If you’re pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or working with pregnant mommas, this series is for you!   […]

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Get a handle on the business aspects of your services and take it to the next level. From forming an LLC, to setting and collecting fees, paying taxes and limiting risk–we’ll make it all less daunting. Emphasis will be placed on implementing effective marketing strategies and systems, including professional networking, optimizing online media, creating a referral culture and how to get it all done. Embrace the business woman within and help your business bloom! Join us on Saturday, August 23. 7.0 DONA Continuing Education Contact Hours approved. More information.

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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