Classes & Support

Baby Care Basics

This class is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, infant stimulation and much, much more. It’s recommended that you take this class at the beginning of your third trimester.

Locations and times for Baby Care Basics:

Brighton Health Center First Saturday of the month, 10am to noon.

East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center Fourth Saturday of the month, 10am to noon.

Canton Health Center One Wednesday evening per month, 6 to 8p.m.

Chelsea Health Center One Saturday every other month, 10am to noon. Register online.

 


Realities of Parenthood

Becoming a parent is a wonderful, exiting, and beautiful thing! The reality is that having a baby is also stressful,confusing, and exhausting. A baby changes everything! Learn how to keep your relationship strong, how to take care of yourself, handle the stress that a baby brings, how to build support, and much more.

Follow this link for class schedule and more information

To register contact the Health Education Resource Center at 734-647-5645 or 800-433-6348.

 


The Joys of Grandparenting: Near and Far

There will be some surprises in store when you become a grandparent. Learn the latest trends in childcare, child-rearing practices, safety and much more. We’ll also discuss the joys (and challenges) of being a grandparent, how you can support your child, and take care of yourself.

Time: TBA

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Safe Sitter

Recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics and taught by Registered Nurses of the University of Michigan Health System. Safe Sitter students will learn babysitting ethics, how to care for children (age appropriate play, feeding, holding an infant, etc.), injury prevention, basic first aid, and how to care for a choking infant or child.

Time: TBA Call the Health Education Resource Center for more information at 734-647-5645 / 800-433-6348

Follow this link for class schedule and more information.


Breastfeeding Moms: Meet Other Breastfeeding Moms and Babies

Time: First Wednesday of each month, noon - 1 p.m.

  • Are you craving adult conversation?
  • Are you new to the area and want to meet other moms?
  • Do you have questions about breastfeeding?
  • Are you an expectant mom planning to breastfeed?
  • Are you having a great breastfeeding experience and want to support other moms?

Research shows that peer support increases breastfeeding rates and duration. Come join us in a relaxed and comfortable conversation about breastfeeding facilitated by lactation specialists from U-M Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital! Briarwood Center for Women, Children and Young Adults 400 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite B Ann Arbor, MI  48108

For more information, call 734-232-2600


Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

This 2-hour class is led by a lactation consultant and will help families:

  • Learn the 14 steps to better breastfeeding.
  • Learn hands on techniques for good positioning and holding infant.
  • Become familiar with the various breastfeeding pumps and supplies.

Participants are asked to please bring a baby doll.

Fee

$20.00.  Cash and checks are accepted.  Scholarships are available.

Location:

Briarwood Center for Women, Children and Young Adults
400 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Building 2, Suite B
Ann Arbor, MI  48108

For more information on upcoming class dates and times, or to register, call 734-232-2600.