New Parent Classes in Southeast Michigan

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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Trust us, when labor begins, you’ll be grateful you took the time to learn the ups and downs, ins and outs and TMIs of the birth process. And when baby makes a debut, you’ll want to spend more time enjoying the gurgles and smiles – and less time wondering why you never learned the basics of burping, diapering and sleeping. (Sleeping? Is that still a thing?) Who knew there was so much to know about birth, breast-feeding and infant care? We knew. And now you know, too. Register for some local new parent classes and dive into parenthood with confidence. Check ahead for the latest dates, times and costs.

Hospital

Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn 

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

Breast-feeding class by a certified lactation consultant. Child-prep covers stages of labor, medications, C-sections, more. Infant class entail care basics, newborn behaviors, sleep patterns.

Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills

  • Address: 28050 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-888-2500

Breast-feeding with educator/certified lactation consultant. Prep class covers stages of labor, managing discomfort and more.

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe 

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

Courses in breast-feeding/lifestyle and child-prep, taught by RN childbirth educators, incorporate Lamaze. Natural birth and baby care/safety too.

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

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

RN childbirth educators teach a Lamaze-based child-prep class; learn to recognize/cope with physical and emotional changes, too.

Beaumont Hospital, Troy

  • Address: 44210 Dequindre Road, Troy
  • Phone: 800-633-7377Breast-feeding basics/lifestyle courses. Child-prep, taught by RN educators, weaves in Lamaze. An RN and experienced dad helm a dad-only class. Baby care/safety covers first six weeks.

Beaumont Medical Center, Macomb Township 

  • Address: 15959 Hall Road, Macomb Township
  • Phone: 800-633-7377

Lamaze-based child-prep led RN childbirth educators. Learn to recognize/cope with physical and emotional changes. Natural birth workshops.

Beaumont Medical Center, Sterling Heights

44250 Dequindre Road, Sterling Heights
800-633-7377

Breast-feeding basics/lifestyle classes. HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method covers guided imagery, breathing and more; plus natural birth workshop and baby care/safety workshops.

Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield 

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

Get 101 on breast-feeding basics/lifestyle. Plus Lamaze-centered child-prep, taught by RN childbirth educators, and baby care/safety.

Beaumont Training Center, PNC Center 

  • Address: 755 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy
  • Phone: 800-633-7377

Nursing basics/lifestyle issues, RN-helmed child-prep and HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method including guided imagery, breathing and more. Baby care and safety covers first six weeks; As Your Baby Grows 101 and 102 birth-12 months.

Beaumont Hospital, Trenton 

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

Breast-feeding discusses latching, positioning, pumping and more. Prep covers breathing, medication and a birthing center tour; infant class goes over the first three months.

Beaumont Hospital, Wayne 

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

In-depth info on breast-feeding. Birth-prep covers relaxation, controlled breathing, role of the birth partner, stages of labor.

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

  • Address: 1101 W. University Drive, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-652-5269

An RN certified lactation consultant teaches positioning and latch, pumping and more. At the café, meet with a lactation consultant and other moms. Prep courses cover what to expect during birth, medical options, more. Quarterly infant classes.

DMC Huron Valley Sinai Hospital

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

Breast-feeding class offers strategies for comfort and success. 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: 3980 John R St., Detroit
  • Phone: 888-DMC-2500

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

Garden City Hospital

  • Address: 6255 Inkster Road, Garden City
  • Phone: 734-458-3422

Preps moms and coaches with coping techniques, relaxation, pain management, labor stages, breast-feeding and newborn care.

Henry Ford Hospital 

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

A certified lactation consultant leads breast-feeding classes; take 12 weeks prior to due date. Birth prep class explores stages of labor, relaxation techniques, after care.

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital 

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

Monthly breast-feeding course offered. Prep class covers labor/delivery, labor-coping techniques and more.

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital 

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

Certified lactation consultant teaches best practices; breast-feeding support group covers pumping, returning to work and more. Prep classes help women and partners understand pregnancy and birthing. Infant class covers care basics, safety.

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

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

Lactation consultant-led breast-feeding class covers topics from proper latch to myths. Great Expectations includes an intro with dinner, so parents can mingle.

Providence-Providence Park Hospital

  • Address: Providence Medical Office Building, 22250 Providence Drive, Southfield
  • Phone: 866-501-3627

Get practical info for breast-feeding’s best start. Birth-prep covers natural comfort measures used in the alternative birth care unit but is open to all.

St. John Hospital & Medical Center

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

Try the labor/birth prep series, or one-day Express Birth. Breast-feeding taught by board-certified lactation consultant. Infant care provides practical basics on bathing, feeding and safety.

St. John Macomb Hospital

  • Address: 11800 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren
  • Phone: 866-501-3627

Get breast-feeding off to a good start with an RN educator. Birth-prep covers relaxation and interventions; infant care basics covers bathing, diapering, holding and soothing.

St. Joseph Mercy Brighton

  • Address: 7575 Grand River Ave, Brighton
  • Phone: 734-712-5800, 800-231-2211

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

St. Joseph Mercy, Ellen Thompson Women’s Health Center 

  • 5301 McAuley Drive, Ann Arbor
  • 734-712-5800

Master breast-feeding challenges. Boot camp for new dads taught by a father (companion boot camp for moms). Labor and delivery class; basic newborn care.

St. Mary Mercy, Marian Women’s Center

  • Address: 36475 Five Mile Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-655-1100

Get breast-feeding lessons from certified lactation consultants. Birth class, taught by labor and delivery nurses, focuses on stages of labor, support and more. Infant care covers bathing, diapering, growth and development.

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

  • Address: 400 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Building 2, Suite B, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-232-2600

Families meet with a lactation consultant for a 1.5-hour class on breast-feeding basics, good positioning, more. Support group facilitated by lactation specialists.

University of Michigan Health System, Canton Health Center

  • Address: 1051 N. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-844-5400

Baby care basics class tackles topics from bathing to diapering.

University of Michigan Health System, East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center

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

Learn all the essentials in a baby care basics course.

University of Michigan Health System, Northville Health Center 

  • 39901 Traditions Drive, Northville
  • 248-305-4400

Diapering, bathing, safety and infant stimulation are covered in the basics class.

Other

Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, LLC. 

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

Four-week or condensed birth-prep class focus on labor positions, comfort and relaxation. Or check out the Newborn Know-How Crash Course.

Baby Basics 

  • Address: 25 Jackson Industrial Drive, Suite 500, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-834-7801

Breast-feeding class conducted in-home. Child-prep covers signs of labor, comfort measures, pain management and more; private and group options.

Birthing By Calm HypnoBirthing by Tiffany Timmins 

  • Address: 11111 Hall Road, Suite 408, Utica
  • Phone: 248-506-8971

HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) focuses on calm, comfortable birth through breathing, deep relaxation, more. Private and refreshers available.

Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor 

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

Learn hunger and satisfaction cues, latch and positioning and more. Newborn care covers diapering choices, calming baby, baby wearing and bathing.

Center for the Childbearing Year, LLC 

  • Address: 722 Brooks St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-663-1523

Couples learn breast-feeding basics. Take a six-week prep series or condensed class covering natural pain management and support techniques. Other workshops cover both breast-feeding and newborn care.

Embracing Birth Childbirth & Postpartum Services by Karen Schroeder

  • Address: Oakland, Wayne, parts of Macomb counties
  • Phone: 248-765-1712

Private, one-on-one classes on labor and birth, comfort measures and more.

Golden Touch Baby Concierge

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

In-home “crash course” provides busy parents-to-be with everything they need to know.

La Leche League of Michigan

  • Address: Various locales, metro Detroit

Free mom-to-mom support groups led by trained volunteers. Covers basics, challenges, introducing solids, more.

Life Blooms Birth Services

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

Interactive natural childbirth classes, at an in-home classroom, meet weekly for five weeks. Classes on breast-feeding and newborn care, too.

Modern Natural Baby 

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

Learn positioning, latch, tips and tricks from certified lactation consultant. Cloth diapering and infant car seat safety classes, too.

Mom and Baby Shop

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

Breast-feeding class, taught by lactation educator, covers advantages, building milk supply and support network and returning to work. Cloth diapering class too.

Nature’s Playhouse 

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

Breast-feeding classes and support playgroup led by a certified lactation consultant. HypnoBirthing covers relaxation, breathing, more. Infant massage class supports bonding, extends baby’s sleep.

Peaceful Birthing

  • Address: Multiple metro Detroit locations
  • Phone: 248-429-9070

HypnoBirthing combines relaxation, breathing and visualization to ease pain and prep for birth. Take as five classes or in an accelerated format.

Pregnancy Arts

  • Address: Washtenaw County
  • Phone: 734-604-1841

Take birth-prep and infant care classes (includes breast-feeding) in six weeks or one day.

Successful Breastfeeding

  • Address: Oakland County, parts of Wayne, Macomb, Livingston
  • Phone: 831-453-0019

Breast-feeding classes focus on working mothers, return-to-work workshops. Interactive prenatal classes focus on incorporating dad.

Exercise

Aqua Moms

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

A 12-week water aerobics class for pregnant women. By Beaumont. Typically Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Citizen Yoga

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

Build community, strengthen and stretch on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Earthside Prenatal Yoga

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

Prep your body, mind and spirit in six-week sessions. Mom/baby class available.

Fit4Mom Ann Arbor

  • Address: Briarwood Mall, County Farm Park, Lolë, Washtenaw Community College, more
  • Phone: 734-726-4075

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

Honey: A Space for Moms + Moms-to-Be

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

Prenatal yoga, yoga with babies, mom-baby meditation, babywearing yoga, postpartum adjustment and more.

Marlene McGrath Yoga

  • Address: Ann Arbor studios

Pre- and postnatal yoga (Wednesday) at Inward Bound Yoga. Prenatal yoga (Thursday) at Yoga Focus.

Northville Yoga Center

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

Prenatal yoga Thursdays and Saturdays.

Nature’s Playhouse

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

“Dancing for Birth” “Baby & Me Workout,” belly dance, prenatal/family yoga, more.

The Little Gym

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

Parent/child classes are here for ages 4 months-plus.

Yoga Moms

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

Six-week series may help reduce back pain, swelling and fatigue. By Beaumont. Saturdays.

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly. 

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