New Parent Classes in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Find prenatal exercises, Lamaze and other types of new parent classes that mom and dad can take together to prepare for their bundle's upcoming arrival.

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As the saying goes, “Kids don’t come with an instruction manual.” But if you’re looking for a bit of guidance on how to prepare for baby, these new parent classes can help – whether you’re pregnant for the first time or want to refresh certain skills.

Learn all about childbirth, breastfeeding, infant care and safety, plus find some excellent exercise options. This list is packed with pre- and post-delivery classes to prep you for baby’s arrival (and assist you through those sleepless nights, too).

Note: Some classes are offered as series; others one-timers. Check ahead for the latest dates, times and costs.

Hospitals

Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus

  • Address: 47601 Grand River Ave., Novi

Offers two-day childbirth, express childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care courses. Learning about labor stages, natural childbirth, relaxation exercises and pain management.

Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus 

  • Address: Providence Medical Building, 22250 Providence Drive, Suite 8G, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-849-3140

Choose from express or two-day childbirth classes, plus courses covering breastfeeding and infant care.

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital

  • Address: 1101 W. University Drive, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-652-5269
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In-person and online classes on prepared childbirth and breastfeeding. Plus a siblings class, baby care and safety, tour of the labor/delivery unit and more.

Ascension St. John Hospital

  • Address: 22101 Moross Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 866-501-3627

Courses in baby care basics and breastfeeding, along with “Saturday Express Birth.”

Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn

  • Address: 18101 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-593-7694

Childbirth education helps build confidence for labor. Infant care from birth to 3 months. Breastfeeding and infant/child CPR classes also available.

Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills

  • Phone: 28050 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 800-633-7377

“Understanding Birth Express” teaches stages of labor, comfort measures, support, and medical interventions to prepare parents.

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe

  • Address: 468 Cadieux Road, Grosse Pointe
  • Phone: 800-633-7377

Take the “Understanding Birth” series or an express prep class to get ready for labor. Once baby arrives, learn proper breastfeeding, baby care and safety.

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

  • Address: 3601 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 800-633-7377

“Understanding Birth” teaches stages of labor, comfort and medical measures (there’s also an express version). Newborn care covers feeding, diapering, sleeping and more.

Beaumont Hospital, Troy

  • Address: 44210 Dequindre Road, Troy
  • Phone: 800-633-7377

Traditional and express childbirth prep courses, a natural birth workshop, HypnoBirthing, comfort and support techniques for labor, breastfeeding, newborn care and safety, CPR instruction, dads-only education, more.

 Beaumont Medical Center, Sterling Heights

  • Address: 44250 Dequindre Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 800-633-7377

Offers postpartum adjustment and a related support group.

Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield

  • Address: 6900 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 800-633-7377

Breastfeeding classes cover the basics. Infant care classes and fairs also available.

Beaumont Hospital, Trenton

  • Address: 5450 Fort St., Trenton
  • Phone: 734-671-3950

“Understanding Childbirth” covers labor, birth and recovery. Breastfeeding discusses getting started, latching and problem solving. Infant care covers common behaviors, sleep, safety and more.

Beaumont Hospital, Wayne

  • Address: 33155 Annapolis St., Wayne
  • Phone: 734-467-4266

Childbirth class covers relaxation, breathing, role of the birth partner, and stages of labor. Breastfeeding class shows how to get started, positioning and latching.

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

  • Address: 1540 E. Hospital Drive Jones Family Center, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-763-2251

Two-hour “Baby Safe” course helps create a safe home environment (fills quickly). Infant care class. Breastfeeding covers techniques and pumping (734-232-7898).

DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital

  • Address: 1 William Carls Drive, Commerce Township
  • Phone: 248-937-3619

“Birth Awareness” covers what to expect, relaxation techniques, interventions and more. Infant care goes over behavior, nutrition, safety, more.

DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital

  • Address: 3990 John R St., Detroit
  • Phone: 888-DMC-2500

Breastfeeding class entails getting started, returning to work and pumping/storage. In a birth prep class, learn about labor, comfort techniques and interventions. Infant class covers sleep patterns, safety, bathing and immunizations.

Henry Ford Hospital Detroit

  • Address: 2799 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit
  • Phone: 800-436-7936

A certified lactation consultant leads breastfeeding; recommended 12 weeks prior to due date. Childbirth explores stages of labor, relaxation techniques, after-care.

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

  • Address: 15855 19 Mile Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 800-532-2411

Has breastfeeding courses, a childbirth workshop and childbirth series to cover labor and delivery preparation, baby care basics and more.

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

  • Address: 6777 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-325-0037

Breastfeeding classes for moms, childbirth classes to prep you for labor, specialized birthing courses, infant safety, more.

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

  • Address: 2333 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte
  • Phone: 734-246-9601

Lactation consultant-led breastfeeding class and a breastfeeding support group. Infant CPR teaches infant safety. “Great Expectations” covers labor, comfort techniques and baby care.

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

  • Address: 5301 McAuley Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-712-0343

Classes in breastfeeding, infant care, child safety and more.

St. Joseph Mercy Brighton

  • Address: 7575 Grand River Ave., Brighton
  • Phone: 734-712-5800

Breastfeeding techniques classes; birth-prep covers relaxation, interventions and cesarean. Infant care for the first two weeks goes over feeding, diapering, bonding.

St. Mary Mercy Livonia

  • Address: 36475 Five Mile Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-655-1023

Breastfeeding lessons from certified lactation consultants. Childbirth taught by labor and delivery nurses; focuses on stages of labor, support, and more. Infant care covers bathing, diapering, sleep and development.

University of Michigan Health System, Briarwood Center for Women, Children and Young Adults

  • Address: 400 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite B, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-232-2600

Every third Thursday of the month, learn how to prevent head and neck asymmetry with “Tummy Time Training for Babies.”

 University of Michigan Health System, Canton Health Center

  • Address: 1051 N. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-647-7888

A baby care basics class covers bathing, burping, diapering, safety and more.

University of Michigan Health System, East Ann Arbor Health Center

  • Address: 4260 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-647-7888

Safety, diapering and even burping are covered in an infant care class.

University of Michigan Health System, Northville Health Center

  • Address: 39901 Traditions Drive, Northville
  • Phone: 734-647-7888

“Baby Care Basics” delves into important topics for new parents.

University of Michigan Health System, West Ann Arbor 

  • Address: 380 Parkland Plaza, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-647-7888

Join in a newborn course to learn the basics of caring for baby.

Other Places

Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, LLC

  • Address: Ann Arbor locations vary
  • Phone: 734-221-0158

Four-week or condensed birth-prep focuses on labor positions, comfort and relaxation. Or try the “Newborn Know-How Crash Course.” Private newborn and refresher classes available.

Ann Arbor Birth & Family

  • Address: 220 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-892-9055

A condensed childbirth class covers aspects of labor, support and pain management. Newborn and breastfeeding course discusses feeding, cues, sleep, recovery and more. Prenatal and postnatal yoga offered.

Birthing by Calm HypnoBirthing by Tiffany Timmins 

  • Address: 11111 Hall Road, Suite 15, Utica
  • Phone: 248-506-8971

HypnoBirthing focuses on breathing, deep relaxation, visualization and reducing fear. Nine years teaching experience. Private classes/refreshers available.

Embracing Birth Childbirth Education

  • Contact: Karen Schroeder, 248-765-1712 or kareneschroeder@hotmail.com

Comprehensive private class covers variations in normal labor, birth, cesarean birth, breathing, comfort measures, parenting, breastfeeding and infant massage.

Gentle Beginnings HypnoBirthing

  • Address: 55430 Leonard Court, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-651-4488

Elizabeth Ireland offers HypnoBirthing childbirth classes in Macomb County.

Golden Touch Baby Concierge

  • Address: 1221 Bowers St., Suite 1752, Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-952-8320

In-home childbirth “crash course” teaches busy parents-to-be how to prepare for labor, delivery and caring for baby. Breastfeeding consults and infant CPR, too.

Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit

  • Address: 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-661-1000

At “jbaby! Bump Prenatal” class, learn about labor, delivery, feeding, rituals and newborn care. Discuss newborn topics at the jbaby! support group.

La Leche League of Michigan 

  • Address: Various locales, metro Detroit

Mom-to-mom support groups led by trained mothers. Covers all aspects of breastfeeding. Phone support also offered.

Life Blooms Birth Services

  • Address: Livonia area
  • Phone: 248-302-5339

Private and group childbirth education, lactation counseling and in-home breastfeeding courses.

Metro Detroit Doula Services

  • Address: Oakland, Macomb counties and nearby
  • Phone: 586-960-5993

Covers childbirth education, infant feeding and newborn care in quick and easy class formats.

Modern Natural Baby

  • Address: 200 W. Nine Mile Road, Suite B, Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-629-6306

Infant car seat safety classes. Plus one-on-one service for answering cloth diapering questions.

Mom and Baby Shop

  • Address: 43000 W. Nine Mile Road, Suite 303, Novi
  • Phone: 313-444-2229

Breastfeeding class covers how to develop a supply, nutrition, identifying hunger cues, confirming milk intake and overcoming obstacles. Cloth diapering class, too.

Nature’s Playhouse

  • Address: 703 Livernois St., Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-955-3219

HypnoBirthing teaches relaxation and breathing for natural birth. Lactation services include feeding observation, latching and position techniques; follow-ups and weight checks available.

Peaceful Birthing HypnoBirthing® Classes & Birth Doula

  • Address: Metro Detroit
  • Phone: 248-429-9070

Teaches families to access deep relaxation, release negativity and know their birth options. Birthing partners are key and are also given simple tools for support.

Successful Breastfeeding, LLC 

Online class includes a private session to personalize breastfeeding plan and answer questions.

The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor

  • Address: 722 Brooks St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-975-6534

Breastfeeding classes include info on benefits of skin-to-skin contact, how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk, latching, positioning and more.

Exercise

Mom + Tot Swim

  • Address: Beverly Hills Club, 31555 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills
  • Phone: 800-633-7377

This class introduces swimming to infants and toddlers (ages 6 months-2 years) in a safe environment.

Citizen Yoga

Royal Oak:

  • Address: 500 S. Washington Ave.
  • Phone: 248-268-2160

Bloomfield:

  • Address: 6400 Telegraph Road
  • Phone: 248-480-4683

Prenatal classes Wednesdays and Sundays in Royal Oak; Sundays in Bloomfield. Parenting Circle series (Bloomfield) focuses on major milestones with Laurie Leeb, an infant mental health specialist and parenting educator.

Detroit Mama Hub

  • Address: Metro Detroit area
  • Phone: 313-310-2711

Prenatal yoga helps prep for birth. Mama + Me Yoga and Rhythm + Movement keep mom and baby active. Additional classes, breastfeeding support available.

Earthside Prenatal Yoga

  • Address: Various locations in Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-506-6730

Specializing in yoga for the childbearing years including restorative, prenatal, mom/baby yoga as well as core/pelvic floor recovery postpartum classes.

Fit4Mom Ann Arbor

  • Address: Various locations in Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-263-4425

Offers “Stroller Strides,” “Stroller Barre,” “Body Back,” “Run Club” and, coming soon, “Fit4Baby.”

 Honey: A Space for Moms + Moms-to-Be

  • Address: 3136 Hilton Road, Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-232-2555

Prenatal yoga, massage, childbirth education, mom groups, private therapy and co-working with childcare onsite.

Namaste Yoga

  • Address: 309 S. Troy St., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-399-YOGA

Focus on breathing, relaxation and physical strengthening at a prenatal/postnatal yoga class.

Northville Yoga Center

  • Address: 133 W. Main St., Northville
  • Phone: 248-449-YOGA

Prenatal yoga designed for those expecting; after the first trimester until baby arrives. “Momma and Baby Yoga” also offered.

 The Little Gym

  • Address: 4301 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-851-1500

Parent/child classes to encourage movement and promote development; good for infants and up.

Yoga Focus

  • Address: 1527 Eastover Place, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-276-7423

Marlene McGrath offers three prenatal yoga classes and one postnatal yoga class weekly, bimonthly prenatal birth partner yoga workshops and more.

This post is updated regularly. 

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