We offer two styles of Ann Arbor childbirth classes for families who want a single workshop or more extensive childbirth preparation.


Our labor support class is designed for individuals who want basic instruction on comfort measures, labor and birth positions, and overall strategies for managing the birth but do not want the full service of a doula. This upbeat class includes: instruction which provides an over-view of labor and birth, hands-on tips and tricks, plus in-depth discussion and planning of the wishes for your birth. These sessions are meant to give you a brief overview of labor and birth and is best for those with busy schedules who cannot commit to a longer class. Fee for this class is $150.

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Bradley Childbirth Classes with Jodi Long

As a certified childbirth educator I offer Bradley childbirth classes multiple times a year in Ann Arbor and Brighton and would love to have you join a session. Private, customized classes for busy moms-to-be or healthcare professionals are available upon request.

Interested in a more detailed view of labor, birth and breastfeeding? The Bradley Method may be a great fit for you! Learn about how to stay healthy and low risk to have the kind of birth you desire. Bring your husband, partner, mom, sister or friend to class with you to learn everything you need. The Bradley Method of childbirth preparation is the most comprehensive, complete program available for childbirth classes. Learn what all the fuss is about and find a session that’s right for you:

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“There was so much information packed into our time together….we can’t imagine going to the hospital without everything we learned.

birth doula jodi long reviewIt was such a pleasure to be able to take part in these childbirth education classes. There was so much information packed into our time together….we can’t imagine going to the hospital without everything we learned. We covered everything from diet and exercise, all of first and second stage labor to what to expect when breastfeeding. Thank you so very much for everything!

- Elizabeth

“I had an amazing birth experience and I owe it all to taking this class!

“I was really nervous about taking a class because it was just going to be me in the delivery room…and maybe my mom. I am so glad I took the class anyway! Mom did come along a few times so she knew what to do, but I learned everything I needed and felt so empowered!” 

- Jodie

Infant Care Classes

All the information you will need to care for your newborn at home. From feeding basics (breast or bottle), to bathing, changing and soothing—it’s all in this class! Fee for this class is $30.

Postpartum Planning Session

This pregnancy session covers all the essentials to get you prepared for postpartum and bringing your new baby home. Meal preparation/planning, safe sleep, parenting styles, postpartum healing for mom and baby, newborn baby care basics and much more! If you’re a planner, this class is for you! Fee for this class is $75.

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“Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life.” – Ina May Gaskin

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