Class Offerings

Classes

Tree Town Doulas offer a wide variety of group and private classes. Unless otherwise noted, group classes will be taught at 722 Brooks Street in Ann Arbor. If you have any questions about our classes, please feel free to email Toni@TreeTownDoulas.com or call 734-730-2909. 

About our Classes

So, what can you expect from Tree Town Childbirth Classes? You can expect a teacher that is not only trained in childbirth education, but also a very experienced doula that has seen a wide range of birth. You can expect to learn things that are evidence based with an emphasis on making your own informed choices. Most of all you can expect fun! We have been working hard on varied activities that will never be boring. We will have you up and moving, practicing different techniques, and playing games. Although videos and PowerPoint are sometimes unavoidable, we will try our best to keep it interesting.

Childbirth Classes

Childbirth Classes

Our classes will focus on developing confidence in your natural capacity to give birth, making informed choices that are right for you, comfort measures for labor and how partners can help, and what to expect postpartum. Whether you choose a private class or a group series, you will leave with the knowledge and tools that you need to have your best birth.

With the opening of our new location, Nest and Nurture, at 722 Brooks St, we are excited to get back to offering in person classes. The Nest offers a large space for us to spread out and feel comfortable. Please reach out to us about our current policies regarding masks, etc. These things are evolving as the current risks in our community change. For those uncomfortable with group classes, we are still offering private classes both in person and on Zoom.

  • 6 Week Series 
    • Available sessions: May 17-Jun 21, July 19-August 23, September 6-October 11, November 8-December 13
    • Classes are 6 consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30-8:00
    • This class aims to prepare you for your best birth. We will cover topics including stages of labor, communicating with providers, informed decision making, coping techniques, and postpartum.
    • Cost: $350 per couple
  • One Day Class
    • Available sessions: May 14, June18, August 20, October 15, December 3
    • Class is from 9am-5pm with a one hour break for lunch.
    • This class will cover stages of labor, communicating with your providers, informed decision making, and coping techniques.
    • Cost: $250
  • Childbirth Refresher
    • Available sessions: Sunday, April 24; Sunday, September 11
    • This class meets from 3-6pm
    • This class is a refresher course for experienced parents. Whether this is your second birth or your sixth, there is always more to learn. In this class we will talk about past birth experiences, how to communicate with our providers, current hospital policies, and much more.
    • Cost: $175
  • Preparing your toddler for a new sibling!
    • Available sessions: Thursday, May 12; Saturday, September 10
    • This workshop is 5:30-7:00
    • Preparing your little one for a new sibling can be a challenge, but it can also be fun. Let us guide you toward making the transition easier, and setting realistic expectations. This is a workshop for parents.
    • Cost: $60 
    • Childcare available for an additional fee.
  • Our Class Registration Website is under Construction. In the mean time, please register for classes by emailing Toni@TreeTownDoulas.com

If the times or options listed above don’t work for you, please check out our private classes below.

Newborn Care Class

  • Available sessions: May 21, July 30, September 24, December 17
  • This class meets from 10 am-1 pm
  • In this class we will answer all of your questions about bringing home a newborn. We will talk about how to sooth a crying newborn, bathing, different diapering choices, babywearing, car seat safety, safe sleep, and much more.  We will give you several different tools and techniques for each topic and discuss the wide range in normal when it comes to newborns. This class is ideal for expectant parents as well as adoptive and fostering parents.
  • Cost: $100

If the times or options listed above don’t work for you, please check out our private classes below.

Chestfeeding Classes

One Day Prenatal Chestfeeding/Breastfeeding Class

  • Available sessions:  June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18

  • Class is from 3pm-5pm

  • This 2-hour comprehensive class enables us to take time to answer all of your feeding questions, and concerns. We will cover information beginning with the prenatal period to feeding in the early weeks. 

  • ASL and Queer affirming

  • Cost: $100 per family

Private Classes

 

Group classes are not ideal for some people. Whether it is to accommodate a difficult schedule or just a need for a more private experience, Tree Town Doulas are happy to offer one-on-one classes. We can hold these classes in the comfort of your home. Prices will vary depending on what exactly you are looking for. We are happy to give you a quote. Just contact us here. We can put together a custom package or you could choose from the list below:

  • Private Childbirth Class
    • We would talk about the same topics as our group classes. Please contact us to customize this plan for you.
  • Private Newborn Care
    • This class would last 3 hours in your home or my private office. In addition to the topics in our group class, we can also help you identify things that you may want to “baby proof” or find personalized solutions for your home.
  • Grandparents Class
    • Grandparents generally want what is best for our children. A lot of research has been done in recent years that lead us to parent a little differently than past generations. From the Back to Sleep campaign to the huge differences in car seat safety regulations, there is no question that parenting has changed.
  • Babywearing Consultations
    • Erica, Liz, and Toni have not only experience, but also extensive training, in safe babywearing. We are happy to come to your home and work with you to find a solution that works for you. Whether you have baby carriers that you don’t know how to use, or you are trying to decide what to buy, we can help. Consults generally last about 90 minutes.
  • Chestfeeding/Breastfeeding Classes
    • Erica M is an IBCLC with 10 years of experience supporting families through their breastfeeding/chestfeeding journey. She is happy to work with you in order to provide a customized class before your little one arrives.