Guided Meditation (Free!)

Carisa Wilder, LMSW, RAP
WomanSafeHealth
Ann Arbor, MI
734-477-5100
info@womansafehealth.com
www.womansafehealth.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

7- 8:30pm on 9/27 & 9/28, 10/25 & 10/26, 11/22 & 11/23, 12/13 & 12/14. We offer free meditation instruction 1.5 hours for 2 consecutive days.  Heart-based/Effortless Meditation is a process where we are able to go beyond thoughts, feelings and sensations to cultivate an inner sense of profound peace.

Holistic Healers

WomanSafeHealth
Ann Arbor, MI
734-477-5100
info@womansafehealth.com
www.womansafehealth.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

WomanSafeHealth is a multidisciplinary WomanCare practice offering a holistic approach to health care to women and girls, including gynecological, primary care and psychological services. We also offer acupuncture, therapeutic massage, nutritional counseling, obstetrical consultation and Woman Advocates who can accompany women to medical appointments.

Infant & Baby Massage

Emma Greene, CMT and Eril Andes, CMT, APP
WomanSafeHealth
Ann Arbor, MI
734-477-5100
info@womansafehealth.com
www.womansafehealth.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

Emma and Eril combined have over 25 years of experience in pre- and postnatal massage, including labor and delivery, and both teach individual and group infant massage classes.

Medical Empowerment/Woman Advocacy

Woman Advocacy Service and Training
WomanSafeHealth
Ann Arbor, MI
734-477-5100
info@womansafehealth.com
www.womansafehealth.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

Our medical empowerment program offers women a holistic, multi-sensory approach to developing resources, skills and techniques for coping with health challenges and navigating medical settings with greater confidence and ease. We offer workshops, support groups, individual sessions and woman advocacy/medical visit accompaniment.

Midwifery Care

The list below is not comprehensive, nor is it an endorsement by the Center, since the midwives must pay to be included here. However, our policy is to refuse advertising from anyone we know to be misrepresenting herself or otherwise untrustworthy. To learn more about the status of midwifery in Michigan, the differences between certified nurse midwives and direct-entry midwives, how to hire a midwife and more, please check out Midwifery in Michigan: A Consumer’s Guide. In this article, you will find additional leads for identifying midwives throughout the state.

New Moon Midwifery
Ann Arbor, MI
734-424-0220
info@NewMoonMidwifery.com
www.newmoonmidwifery.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

New Moon Midwifery provides skilled, experienced, woman-centered prenatal, birth, and postpartum midwifery care to women planning homebirth. Continuing a 20+ year reputation of excellence, Amanda Howell, CPM specializes in individualized out-of-hospital maternity care including prenatal nutrition, waterbirth, VBAC, and holistic midwifery practice. She is a NARM Certified Professional Midwife.

BirthLink Network Chicago
Evanston IL
847-733-8050
bestbirth@birthlink.com
www.birthlink.com

BirthLink is an information source for families that are seeking optimal health and wellness with regard to childbirth and health care. Our provider directory covers the Chicagoland region. Parents can benefit from general information. We also offer birth options consultations which can be on the phone or by Skype.

Music Together Babies Class

Music Together Babies Class
Robin Robinson
Robinsongs For Kids
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 929-2133
director@robinsongsforkids.com
www.robinsongsforkids.com

Every child’s music development benefits from early exposure to music and movement.  The Babies class is a one-time introduction to Music Together for babies eight months and under.  Activities and materials are designed for parents to learn as much as possible about music development in infants. Meet other parents and learn fascinating music activities you can recreate at home with your baby.

Nutritionist

Leah Bookwalter, CHHC Holistic Health Coach
WomanSafeHealth
Ann Arbor, MI
734-477-5100
info@womansafehealth.com
www.womansafehealth.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

Leah is a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan, NY and holds a BA in Complementary and Alternative Health from Ashford University. She is certified in raw food preparation and uses natural, holistic approaches to nutrition based on the individual needs of each client.

OB/GYN Services

Elizabeth Shadigian, MD, FACOG, NCMP
WomanSafeHealth
Ann Arbor, MI
734-477-5100
info@womansafehealth.com
www.womansafehealth.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

Elizabeth provides comprehensive gynecological and primary care in a multidisciplinary, safe, respectful practice where each woman defines her own care. Elizabeth offers consultative obstetrical visits to women birthing in all settings. The WomanSafeHealth team strives to make each visit and procedure as comfortable, informed and safe as possible.

Parenting Education

BirthLink Network Chicago
Evanston IL
847-733-8050
bestbirth@birthlink.com
www.birthlink.com

BirthLink is an information source for families that are seeking optimal health and wellness with regard to childbirth and health care. Our provider directory covers the Chicagoland region. Parents can benefit from general information. We also offer birth options consultations which can be on the phone or by Skype.

Pediatricians

Turke and Thomashow Pediatrics
Dr. Paul Turke MD PhD
Dr. Suzanne Thomashow MD PhD
7444 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd., Suite A
Dexter, MI 48130
734-408-4182
www.annarborpediatrics.com
Serving Ann Arbor-Chelsea-Dexter and the surrounding communities

We deliver comprehensive health care in a small office setting. Your child will always be seen by one of our two board-certified physicians. Our philosophy is to provide state-of-the-art compassionate health care at an individualized level. New patient families are encouraged to call us for a “meet the doc” complementary appointment.

December Birth & Parenting News

Local author and doula Cynthia Gabriel is celebrating the launch of her newest book, The Fourth Trimester Companion. Nominate the Center (and your other heros) for a hero award! And mark your calendars for Cynthia’s Book Launch Party on Saturday, February 10th at 6pm at the Center. See our holiday special (save $50) on our popular Doula Business Builder Deluxe Training Package, offering […]

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November Birth & Parenting News

Help for moms, babies, and families; the gulf between research and practice; helping children adjust to a new sibling; become a Lamaze birth educator; signs of caregiver burnout and what to do about it when it seems there are no options. Read the newsletter.

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October 2017 Birth & Parenting News

Women in labor stop pushing and see amazing results (lower perineal tear rates); continuing education contact hours for doulas; doulas, trauma and self-care (don’t miss this!); feel the carrot love (recipe); DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop in Kalamazoo Oct 30-Nov 3; Become a Lamaze Childbirth Educator (November training at the Center with Jessica English; Willow Tree […]

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September 2017 Birth & Parenting News

Avoid doula burnout. Attend our October 21 Trauma and the Birth Professional Workshop (7.0 DONA contact hours approved). Newborn sleep and tummy size–developing realistic expectations and sleep tips. DONA International Postpartum Doula Workshop in Kalamazoo (November 30-December 3) with Patty Brennan. Use your BRAIN to make informed choices (diet pop, vaccination, and the pill). Michigan […]

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Summer 2017 Birth & Parenting News

Increase your search engine juice; research on stress during pregnancy; acupuncture for the childbearing year; yummy granola recipe; fall Postpartum Doula Workshop in Kalamazoo, MI; babies recognize faces while still in the womb; awesome doula meme; Trauma & the Birth Professional fall workshop; Advanced Business Development Workshop on August 5; earn 7.0 DONA continuing education […]

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June Birth & Parenting Newsletter

Is waterbirth safe (review the evidence); Directory Listings Summer Sale ~ get 15 months’ exposure for the price of 12; bring-a-friend special on birth doula training (save $100 each on June workshop); Doula Share Circle topic for June 19 meeting ~ the doula’s role at a homebirth; Open House Celebration at the Center; really good […]

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May Birth & Parenting News

Mother’s Day coupon (save 10% on all offerings); child summer safety resources; Meet the Doulas event;, grow your business and earn continuing education credit with doula business expert Patty Brennan (7.0 DONA contact hours); spring meeting of the Michigan Childbirth Education Connection with author Cynthia Gabriel of Natural Hospital Birth (newcomers welcome); and more! Read […]

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April Birth & Parenting News

The other end of the continuum–holistic end-of-life doula support; the words we use to talk about birth matter; Doula Share Circle April topic–vicarious trauma and self-care for doulas; hiring a doula guide for parents; Spring Special on comprehensive doula and business development training, through April 19; welcome to Gillian McClinsey-Powell, the newest member of our […]

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March Birth & Parenting Newsletter

Read a summary of the new ACOG opinion on limiting labor interventions and the benefits of doulas; Meet the Doulas March event; waterbirth and the newborn’s microbiome; Spring Special ~ Save 50% off our comprehensive selection of Holistic Online Childbirth Preparation classes; essential miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss resources; and more! Read the newsletter.

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February Birth & Parenting News

“Love hormones”; roadmap to peaceful newborn sleep; February Doula Share Circle (on intuition); and more! Also featuring resources for after your baby is born including: postnatal fitness class (bring baby), breastfeeding support group, professional lactation support, bra-fitting (specializing in hard-to-fit women), lending library (extensive parenting topics), postpartum doula directory, and postpartum herbal healing baths. Read […]

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