Classes & Support

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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, offered on the second Monday of each month, 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.

Upcoming dates:  July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10

Time:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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

To RSVP or to get more information on upcoming class dates and times, call 734-763-2251.

Birth Center Tour

Are you planning to give birth at the University of Michigan Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital?  Call 734-763-6295 to register for a tour of our Birth Center.

Breastfeeding Class

Families meet with our lactation consultant for a two-hour class. The consultant will discuss:

  • Breastfeeding basics
  • Hands-on techniques for good positioning and holding infant
  • Discuss various breastfeeding pumps and supplies

Fee:  $20. Cash and checks 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.

The group will meet Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3, 2:45 – 4:45 p.m.

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

Childbirth Education Class, Michigan Visiting Nurses

Join us for a 3-hour class that provides skills and information focused on assisting the laboring couple.

Fee: $40.00 per couple. Some insurances will pay, call for details. 

Location:
UMHS MedEquip
2705 S. Industrial Highway, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

For more information on upcoming class dates and times, or to register, call 734-677-1515 (option 3) or toll-free 800-842-5504 (option 3). 

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

More information and registration information

MomShare Weekly Meetups

Join us for our weekly 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

Walk-ins and babies are welcome!

Time: Tuesdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Location:
The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan
510 South Maple Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

For more information,contact Lisa at lfattori@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.

Dates: Second Tuesday of every month

Time: 6-8 PM

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:  Third Thursday of every month

Time:  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 birthdate to sepilon@med.umich.edu.