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 the newsletter. 

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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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