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

Savvy Birth Pro Workshop


Savvy Birth Pro Workshop SBP

Cost: (Refreshments will be provided)

  • Admission only – $79
  • Admission plus Evidence Based Birth® PDF's flash drive OR CEU’s—$99
  • Admission plus flash drive and CEU's -- $119
  • Admission plus Evidence Based Birth® PDF's flash drive, CEU’s, One month Trial Professional Membership – $129

More info about PDF's:
See this link at Evidence Based Birth® for further details about the PDF articles contained on the flash drive.

More info about trial membership:
See this link for details about the one-month professional membership to Evidence Based Birth®.

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