Email: InghamGSC@gmail.com
Phone (517) 244-1267

Prenatal Education

Childbirth Preparation and Prenatal Information

The Birthing Center at McLaren Greater Lansing Medical Center

401 West Greenlawn
Lansing, MI  48910
(517) 975-7300
Services: Birth center tours, birthing education and support classes offered through the Expectant Parent Organization (EPO), prenatal care, labor and delivery, infant hearing screenings
Eligibility: Open to all expectant parents
Main Website: http://www.mclaren.org/Lansing/Lansing.aspx
Birthing Center Website: https://www.mclaren.org/lansing/birth-center-services.aspx
Contact: Darcy Tyrrell at darcy.tyrrell@mclaren.org


The Lansing Doula Network

Description: The Lansing Doula Network (LDN) is a collaboration of independent birth professionals who provide education and support to families during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. The LDN recognizes the role of birth doulas as being part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. The doulas who participate in this network live in and serve the tri-county area. The LDN is a branch of the Willow Tree Family Center.
Services: During your pregnancy, birth doulas help you prepare for your birth and create a birth plan. During labor, birth doulas stay with you and provide reassurance, encouragement and physical support.
Eligibility: The Lansing Doula Network is made up of independently practicing doulas. Fees, services, training and experience of listed doulas vary greatly.
Website: http://lansingdoulanetwork.com
Facebook Pagewww.facebook.com/LansingDoula/
Contact: LansingDoulaNetwork@gmail.com or feedback form through website. No phone number.


Expectant Parents Organization (EPO)

3575 Fernwood Lane
Mason MI  48854
(517) 337-7365
Open 9-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Description:  The Expectant Parents Organization (EPO) is a nonprofit organization serving families in the mid-Michigan area. EPO offers a wide variety of classes to meet the needs of parents. Classes are held in several locations in the greater Lansing area.
Programs offered: Classes providing information about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting your newborn
Ongoing classes include: Prenatal Series (Labor & Delivery, Newborn Care & Feeding/Breastfeeding – can be taken in a 3-week, 1-day, or online format), Breastfeeding Class, Private Class, Best Newborn Care Class Ever, Breastfeeding and Returning to Work, Infant Safety with Infant CPR, tours of Sparrow Hospital’s Maternity Unit, FREE drop-in support group Capital Area Baby Café for breastfeeding and expectant mothers and support persons (dads welcomed).  Fees and class schedules vary.  Call for more information.
Eligibility: Open to all expectant parents and parents seeking education about pregnancy or carrying for a new born. Financial assistance is available for qualifying mothers.
Website: www.epobaby.org
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/EPObaby
Contact: Bonnie Gustavison at bonnieg@epobaby.org


Healthy Beginnings Childbirth Classes

Ingham County Health Department
5303 South Cedar
Lansing, MI  48911
(517) 887-4322
Description: A FREE four-week prenatal class offered at the Ingham County Health Department (ICHD). Class topics will focus on: labor/delivery, newborn care and feeding, postpartum care, family planning, healthy behaviors, exercise/relaxation and nutrition.
Eligibility: First-time mothers who are Medicaid eligible and their support person.
Contact: Sarah Rowe at srowe@ingham.org


Pregnancy in College Resource Guide

Description:  An online resource guide for pregnant and parenting college students that helps student parents finds the right resources for themselves and their children. This guide provides information about pregnancy, breast feeding support, legal rights during pregnancy including student health insurance options and financial aid, how to access those resources, and more.
Website:  https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/pregnancy-in-college/


Pregnancy Services of Lansing

Services: Offers many FREE services including – pregnancy testing, counseling, limited ultrasounds, referrals for insurance and child birth education classes, pregnancy information, support services and baby supplies. See website for entire range of services offered.
Eligibility: Open to all.
Website: www.pregnancylansing.com
West Side location: 420 Elmwood, Lansing, MI 48917 (One block south of Saginaw, across from Meijer); Phone: (517) 580-8185; Hours: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
East Side location: 1045 E. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823 (Next to MSU Campus, across from the 2-story McDonalds); Phone: (517) 332-0633; Hours: 10-4 p.m. Monday to Friday
South Side location: 6810 S. Cedar Suite C, Lansing, MI 48911 (across from Lowes, just south of the expressway); Phone (517) 889-5135; Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday
Contact:  Main Phone: (517) 332-0633, Text 24/7: (616) 987-0712
E-mail: pregnancychoices@gmail.com
Guys Only Text: (313) 451-2084
Guys Only Emailpregnancylansing4guys@gmail.com


Shared Pregnancy Women’s Center

503 North Walnut
Lansing, MI  48933
Phone: (517) 484-1882, Text: (517) 618-1753
Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday (other times by appointment only)
Description:  Shared Pregnancy is a non-profit ministry helping and offering a wide range of support services for pregnant women and women and men with babies in Lansing and the surrounding area.
Services: Offers many FREE services including – pregnancy tests, limited non-diagnostic ultrasounds, confidential counseling, maternity clothes, referrals for medical care, housing, adoption and post-adoption counseling. See website for entire range of services offered.
Learn and Earn Program: A series of parenting and life skill classes and videos in which parents can earn points by attending classes and watching videos. Points are then traded in for items for their baby.
Eligibility: Open to expectant parents (moms and dads) and parents with young children.
Website: www.sharedpregnancy.org
Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/sharedpregnancy/
Contact: Sarah Gilliland at sharedpregnancy@msn.com


Willow Tree Family Center

3333 S. Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 101
Lansing, MI  48910
(586) 806-WTFC (9832)
Description: Willow Tree Family Center is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to growing strong, empowered families by providing support groups and educational services for pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Resources Offered: Willow Tree provides services such as childbirth, parenting, breastfeeding, and nutrition classes; a provider directory, a blog and newsletter, a lending library of books and videos, a doula program (The Lansing Doula Network), resources for home birth midwives and families, and various free support groups for parents based on their needs.
On-going Classes: Childbirth Preparation Course, Comfort Measures for Labor Refresher Class, Infant Care, Breastfeeding, I’m Pregnant, Now What?, Nutrition in Pregnancy, What is a Doula, and more.
On-going Free Groups: Birth Chat, Black Breastfeeding Sisterhood, Capital Area Baby Café, Mom’s Group (Pregnant Mamas, Newborns, Rural Moms, Student Moms, Working Mamas), Dad’s Group (Willow Tree Family Fathers), Mid-Michigan Babywearers, HOPING Group, Shades of Motherhood Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Support (PMP Support, Crawlers Group, Cesarean (C-section) Birth Support Group, Blended Families Group, Le Leche League Meetings, and more.
Eligibility: Open to all parents and caregivers.
Website: www.willowtreefamily.com
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/WillowTreeFamily/
Email: support@willowtreefamily.com

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