Class Offerings

Classes

Tree Town Doulas offer a wide variety of group and private classes.
Unless otherwise noted, group classes will taught at Nest & Nurture, located at 722 Brooks Street in Ann Arbor.
If you have any questions, please email NestandNurtureA2@gmail.com or call 734-730-2909.

Childbirth Classes

So, what can you expect from Tree Town Childbirth Classes? You can expect that your teacher is not only trained in childbirth education, but is also an experienced doula that has seen a wide variety of births. You can expect that you will be given evidence based information with an emphasis on making your own informed choices. Most of all, expect fun! We have been working hard to put together varied activities, and it will never 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. For information about parking, cancellation policy, and more, click here.

Our classes will focus on developing confidence your natural capacity that birth, making informed choices are right you comfort measures for labor and how partners can help, and what to expect postpartum. Whether you choose private class or 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 & Nurture, located at 722 Brooks Street, we are excited to offer group classes. The Nest offers large space to spread out and feel comfortable. Please reach out about current policies regarding masks, etc. These things are evolving as current risks in 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 7-June 11, July 9-August 13, September 10-October 15, November 12-December 17
    • Classes are 6 consecutive Tuesdays (unless noted) 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 18, June 29, August 10, September 14, October 26, December 7
    • 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: TBD
    • This class meets from 3-6pm
    • This class is refresher course for experienced parents. Whether this second birth or your sixth, is always more to learn. In class will talk about past birth experiences, how to communicate with our providers, current hospital policies, and much more.
    • Cost: $175
  • Preparing your toddler for new sibling!
    • Available sessions: TBD
    • This workshop is 5:30-7:00
    • Preparing your little one for new sibling can 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.
  • To register for classes email NestandNurtureA2@gmail.com

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

Bodyfeeding Classes

Group Class for New Parents

  • Available sessions:  May 19, June 16
  • Class is 2 – 4:30 pm, and will be taught at Nest & Nurture (722 Brooks St).
  • In this 2.5-hour comprehensive class for new parents we will answer all of your bodyfeeding questions, and concerns.  We will cover information beginning with the prenatal period to feeding in early weeks.
  • Cost: $100 per family – all support members welcome

Please check out lactation support for lots more options!

Newborn Care Class

  • Available sessions:   April 20, June 15, August 17, October 12, December14
  • 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 soothe 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 custom classes.

CPR/First Aid Classes

  • Tree Town Doulas is happy to team up with Lorenda Lewis to offer CPR/First Aid classes for parents at Nest and Nurture. This classes include Red Cross Certification for infant/pediatric CPR and First Aid.
  • Available Sessions:   May 19, July 14, September 8, November 17
  • Class is from 10am-1pm
  • Cost: $120 per person (because of certification requirements, this class is per person rather than per family)

To register for classes by email NestandNurtureA2@gmail.com

Custom Classes

Group classes are not ideal for some people. Whether it is to accommodate schedules or want a more individual 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! 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.
  • Bodyfeeding Classes
    • Erica M is an IBCLC with 10+ years of experience supporting families through their bodyfeeding journey. She is happy to work with you in order to provide a customized class or other support before your little one arrives.  Check out lactation support for more information.

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