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WELCOME to Michigan’s premier DONA International 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.

Birth & Parenting News

October Birth & Parenting Newsletter

Babies know when and how to be born; top 10 child safety tips; lavender labyrinth; earn 7.0 DONA continuing education hours; Gentle Birth Project training; Michigan’s first End-of-Life Doula Training; grow your doula business; massage techniques for doulas; Dancing for Birth video; and more! Read the newsletter.

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September Birth & Parenting News

“No means no” (from Elizabeth Shadigian MD ~ book release); electronic fetal monitoring’s value questioned; post-traumatic stress & childbearing; Great Lakes Herb Faire; babywearing (how to); making competition moot (Advanced Business Training for Birth Professionals); how end-of-life doulas help families; give Dancing For Birth a try (free class September 1st); and more! Read the newsletter.

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August Birth & Parenting Newsletter

Big babies, responding to tantrums, doula survey, huge upgrade at the Center (take a short tour), evidence for doulas, HPV vaccine benefits vs. risks, and more! Read the newsletter.

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722 Brooks St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
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Dancing For Birth

Dance your way to a shorter, easier birth. This class is a fusion of pre/post-natal fitness, birth preparation and support circle. We are so excited to be offering this fun new support for expectant and newly postpartum moms (wear your baby)! Watch our short video to get a feel for the class. Join us!


end-of-life doula trainingEnd-of-Life Doula Training & Home Funeral Workshop

Doulas provide holistic care through all of life’s major transitions — birth, new parenthood and, more recently, at the end of life. This fall, Patty Brennan will be teaming with Merilynne Rush to offer Michigan’s first End-of-Life Doula Training.


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