Classes & Groups

Classes & Groups

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Childbirth Classes at Nine Short Months

This is a comprehensive childbirth class designed for those desiring an un-medicated vaginal delivery but prepares you for all outcomes, those planned and unexpected. Our class content emphasizes supporting the natural process of labor and effective physical and emotional coping techniques. Classes are offered monthly at Nine Short Months in Southfield, MI. Cost per pregnant person is $150, partners or support people are free and encouraged to attend.

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Covered topics include:

  • stages of labor

  • anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth

  • coping and comfort techniques for un-medicated labor

  • partner support techniques

  • decisions regarding pain management medications, care and newborn procedures

  • feeding options including chestfeeding/breastfeeding, induced lactation, co-nursing, pumping, bottle feeding, and donor milk

  • pregnancy and newborn bonding for non-gestational parents

  • postpartum recovery

  • local provider resources

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LGBTQIA+ Childbirth Classes at Affirmations

LGBTQIA+ families deserve to learn about birth and parenthood in a safe space that supports their gender identity, sexuality and family dynamic. This class covers all basic childbirth information in addition to information and resources that are unique to the LGBTQIA+ parenthood experience. Language used to discuss birth, postpartum, lactation and infant feeding is affirming and inclusive. Classes are held monthly at Affirmations in Ferndale. Cost per pregnant person is $150, partners or support people are free and encouraged to attend.

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Covered topics include:

  • stages of labor

  • anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth

  • coping and comfort techniques for un-medicated labor

  • partner support techniques

  • decisions regarding pain management medication, care and newborn procedures

  • feeding options including chestfeeding/breastfeeding, induced lactation, co-nursing, pumping, bottle feeding, and donor milk

  • pregnancy and newborn bonding for non-gestational parents

  • LGBTQIA+ friendly local provider resources