Businesses Onsite

Center for the Childbearing Year, located at 722 Brooks Street near downtown Ann Arbor, houses a collective of independent businesses serving families and support professionals. Together, we have you covered! Education, services, community, support …

Center for the Childbearing Year



Center for the Childbearing Year, LLC

The Center offers professional training and certification programs for aspiring birth and postpartum doulas, as well as doula business development support. Patty Brennan is the owner/director, primary doula instructor and overall doula business expert.

Lifespan Doula Association

Lifespan Doula Association was founded in 2016 by Patty Brennan and Merilynne Rush for the purpose of providing professional End-of-Life Doula Training and certification. Additional trainings include Home Funeral & Green Burial Workshops and Advance Care Planning Facilitator Training and certification, and more.

The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, LLC

The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, LLC offers lactation consultant services, support groups for breastfeeding mothers, and a store stocking bras and specialty items for breastfeeding mothers. Training to become a professional lactation consultant is now available! Owner Barbara Robertson is an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC).

New Moon Midwifery

New Moon Midwifery is a homebirth midwifery practice owned by Amanda Howell, CPM. Prenatal and some postpartum care are provided on site, as well as well woman care.

Ann Arbor Doulas

Ann Arbor Doulas has provided birth and postpartum doula care for families in Ann Arbor and southeastern Michigan since 2005. The mission of Ann Arbor Doulas is to support women and their families in a nonjudgmental way as they make their journey into parenthood. Co-owners Jodi Long and Stephanie Julian have a combined 30+ years of experience.

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