Parent Classes and Workshops


My group childbirth preparation classes  are Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Classes which you can learn more about here.

Class schedule:
6 week group class starting January 20th (closed)
6 week group class starting April 14th (closed)
6 week group class starting May 4th (closed)
6 week group class starting July 14th (closed)
6 week group class starting October 14th (pending)

There is a limit of 6 couples for each group class.  Classes may fill quickly.  You can request to join the wait list for the above tentative classes by messaging me and I will notify you when registration opens.


Are you looking forward to having a baby, but worried about all the unknowns… like how do I know if my wishes will be respected? Will my birth plan be followed? Can I avoid a traumatic birth experience, if I had one before?

The Savvy Birth Workshop for parents was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give you and your partner the confidence and know-how you need to have a more positive, empowering experience in the birthing room.

At the Savvy Birth Workshop, you’ll learn ways to communicate effectively with your doctor, midwife, and nurse.  You will discover strategies for asking questions without seeming disrespectful and you’ll get the inside scoop on how to stack the odds in your favor of having a positive birth.  

Unlike other childbirth classes, we will help you avoid the typical assembly-line care with six virtual “tickets!”  These “tickets” are your secret advantage to coping with the unknowns of birth! At the workshop you’ll find out how you can use these tickets in the hospital or wherever you intend to give birth!

I am excited to offer the Savvy Birth Workshop to parents in the Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor community. I believe that the knowledge you will gain from the Savvy Birth Workshop will leave you and your partner inspired, hopeful, and excited about the upcoming birth of your baby… ready to approach the big day with a savvy swing in your step!

Learning Objective covered in the Workshop:

  1. Define evidence-based care
  2. Discuss the availability and pros/cons of local birth options
  3. Practice respectful ways to talk with your provider
  4. Discuss how partners, doulas, and nurses can work together to provide labor support
  5. Describe the benefits and limitations of birth plans
  6. Discuss the human and legal rights of birthing persons

Upcoming Savvy Birth Workshops:

  • September 21st, 2019 1-4pm Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale MI register here
  • November 4th, 2019 1-4pm Deanne Spivey Photography, Brighton, MI register here

90 min. Virtual Consultation ON SALE


90 min. Virtual Consultation ON SALE 90MINVC

I will meet with you and your partner virtually to discuss your goals for birth and how to achieve them. I'm here to show you the evidence for the practices you will encounter along the way and how to navigate them for the best birth experience possible, even if circumstances change.

Before we meet, I will have you complete a lengthy questionnaire via google forms which will help make the best use of our time together. You will also receive a bonus 30 minute follow up call which can be used at any time before or after your baby is born. You can use it for finalizing your birth plan, addressing any challenges you may face with your care, getting a quick postpartum care plan put together, breastfeeding guidance or newborn care tips. (Bonus call must be used within 1 year).

Access to parent course INCLUDED.

Any relevant handouts or reference materials will be provided as PDF's via email prior to, during or after our call.

$125 In stock