Classes & Support

As a precaution, we have cancelled many of our classes until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information on the virus, go to: uofmhealth.org/coronavirus.

If you think you have the coronavirus, please contact your primary care physician.

Class Listing

Click on the class name for information about each class.

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.   

See available dates and register.

Baby Safe

During this two-hour class, members of the Women’s Health Program and the Injury Prevention Program will discuss how to create a safe environment for your baby with a special emphasis on infant CPR.   

Date/Time:

  • Second Monday of the month – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Fourth Saturday of the month – 9 – 11 a.m.

Location: 

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
1540 East Hospital Drive
Jones Family Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Class sizes are limited so please call 734-763-2251 to RSVP or to learn more about upcoming class dates and times.

Birth Center Tour

Are you planning to give birth at the Michigan Medicine Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital? Call 734-763-6295 to register for a tour of our Birth Center. You can also take our virtual birth center tour.

Breastfeeding Class

Families meet with our lactation consultant for a two-hour class. The consultant will discuss:   
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • Various breastfeeding pumps and supplies
  • Community and online resources

Women typically attend 1–2 months prior to their due date. Dads are encouraged to attend as well.

Fee:  

$20. Cash and checks (made out to Michigan Medicine) are accepted. Scholarships are available.

Location:

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
1540 East Hospital Drive
Room 12-745 D&F
Ann Arbor, MI  48109

Directions to the classroom:

Stop at the main reception desk to obtain a visitor sticker and directions to the inpatient elevator. Take the elevator to the 12th floor. Upon exiting make a left. The classroom will be at the end of the hall on the right.

Meeting Dates:

Meeting days and times vary. 

  • Friday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.
  • Friday, March 13 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 25 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 8 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 22 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6 at 3 p.m.
  • Friday, May 22 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 3 at 3 p.m.
  • Friday, June 12 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 8 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 22 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.

For more information, please contact Cindy Maiden at ckeeley@med.umich.edu or 734-232-7898.

Infertility Support Groups

It is important to realize that you aren’t alone in your journey. University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine offers a variety of support groups for individuals and couples to support and empower you on your fertility journey.   
  • Monthly Infertility Support Group
    Second Monday of each month, 5:45 pm
    Facilitated by Lesley Farrell, LMSW
  • Pregnancy After Infertility: Managing Stress and Anxiety
    New dates every quarter, call for details
  • Beyond IVF: Looking at Surrogacy, Donor Egg, Adoption and Childfree by Circumstance 
    New dates every quarter, call for details

Infertility Support Group information and registration

MomShare Weekly Meetups

Join us for our new virtual MomShare gatherings! Make friends, learn new skills and share experiences. Commonly discussed topics include:

            - Swaddling and soothing tips
            - Self-care and mood booster strategies
            - Feeding support

We will send out a link to connect to this virtual support group via our MomShare email list. If you are interested in participating and are not currently on our email list, please email lfattori@med.umich.edu to be added. Instructions and the link will be included in the email invite. You will not need any special equipment, aside from a computer with internet, to join the group. You can also simply call in to the group if that is more convenient for you.

Our Village: African American Expectant and New Mom Group

Do you want to meet expectant moms and new moms? Do you like the idea of women supporting women? Are you interested in sharing tips that will help you be the mother you want to be? This group provides a safe space for African American expectant and new moms to learn from and support one another. Come share in these free sessions and learn from other women about the joys and challenges of pregnancy and motherhood. Group facilitators are Melisa Scott, CNM, nurse midwife and lactation consultant, and LaTresa Wiley, LMSW, OBGYN social worker. Guest speakers will be invited at the request of the group. Free meal provided.

Date/Time:

Third Thursday of every month from 3 -5 p.m.

Location:

East Ann Arbor Health Center
Conference Room on B1
4260 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

For more information, contact lwiley@med.umich.edu.

Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Group

Experiencing a pregnancy or newborn loss of any kind can be a very emotional and difficult event. The Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Group is for mothers, fathers, relatives, and friends – anyone affected by a miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death, or other loss.   

Our group facilitators have experience with pregnancy and newborn loss and provide a setting where you can share your experiences, give and receive support, and learn to cope with feelings about your loss. Whether you choose to share with the group or just listen, the Support Group is a private and confidential meeting space for all.

Please note that due to the emotional nature of discussions, children are not allowed to attend the group. The group is not limited to U-M patients.

Date/Time:

Second Tuesday of every month from 6- 8 p.m.

Location:

University of Michigan KMS Building
3621 S. State St., 700 KMS Place, Conference Room #5 
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

For more information, contact umhs-whrc@med.umich.edu or 734-936-8886.

Tummy Time Training for Babies 

Learn tips and tricks from a pediatric physical therapist to promote development and help prevent head and neck asymmetry (torticollis and plagiocephaly). This class is designed to teach parents ways to help babies (newborn-4 months) succeed with tummy time and gross motor skills.   

Date/Time:

Third Thursday of every month from 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Location:

Briarwood Center for Women, Children and Young Adults
400 East Eisenhower Parkway
Suite B, Conference Room
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Fee:

$10. Scholarships are available.

Registration is required. RSVP with name and baby’s birth date to sepilon@med.umich.edu.