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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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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Medicaid Now Covering Birth Doulas in Oregon

Doulas who have been registered on the Traditional Healthcare Worker Registry can now have their services reimbursed by Medicaid. The registration process requires both an application and background check. This is a huge development for bringing doula services to every family that desires labor support. Oregon’s move to support doula services follows research that found […]

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Evidence on Water Birth Safety

Exclusive Q&A with Rebecca Dekker on her new research on the safety of water birth for mothers and newborns. Rebecca researched and wrote that article in response to the joint Opinion Statement “Immersion in Water During Labor and Delivery” released in March, 2014 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy […]

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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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