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.
Hospitals held accountable for c-section rates Evidence for skin-to-skin care after a cesarean Low primary cesarean rate and high VBAC rate with good outcomes in Amish birth enter Cesareans more dangerous than originally thought: 1 in 10 develop infections Our bi-weekly Birth & Parenting News Blog highlights the latest news items, research results, consumer alerts,c and legislative [...]Read the full article »
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine published an explanation of current research demonstrating the impact of breastfeeding on obesity in their blog post “The Breastfeeding and Obesity Controversy.” Our bi-weekly Birth & Parenting News Blog highlights the latest news items, research results, consumer alerts, and legislative action alerts of interest to expectant and new parents and the professionals [...]Read the full article »
Angelina Jolie announced yesterday that she had both of her breasts surgically removed even though she had no breast cancer. She carries the BRCA1 gene, and she has been tricked into believing that genetic code is some sort of absolute blueprint to disease expression — which it most certainly is not. Countless millions of women carry the [...]Read the full article »
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Center for the Childbearing Year is proud to announce the release of our comprehensive selection of multi-media Online Childbirth Preparation programs! Classes are designed to provide maximum flexibility for expectant parents to customize their preparations for birth. Overcome these obstacles:
Join us for a FREE Teleseminar with doula trainer Patty Brennan on Monday, June 3, at 8pm (EST) for a Question & Answer session for anyone wanting to learn about birth or postpartum doula training, career paths, the “on-call” lifestyle, blending doula work and family life, the viability of doula businesses, and more. Learn more.