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We recommended that you finish class one month prior to your due date if you are in your 8th or 9th month, you may still register. Choose a scheduled class based on your due date and your availability.  If possible, please register early to ensure a spot in the class you want.  If you do not find a class date that is working for your schedule, please email: epo@epobaby.org give us a call at 517-887-7000 with your request, we may be able to open up new dates for classes.

Pre-registration is required for all classes.

Best Newborn Care Class Ever        

Three 2-hour classes or 6.5 hour one day that includes everything you need to know about newborn care for mothers and support person/partner. Class is taught by a Certified Lactation Counselor or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with advanced training in newborn care.

**Note: This class covers some Breastfeeding material that is similar in the Breastfeeding class but does not include everything from the Breastfeeding class.

Cost: $120 per couple

Breastfeeding Class                             

Breastfeeding Class is a 2.5 hour class taught by a Certified Lactation Counselor or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. This class will teach all the basics of breastfeeding and go into depth about latching, positions, and strategies for returning back to work including pumping.

**Note: This class covers some material in feeding from the Best Newborn Care Class but goes much deeper into Breastfeeding then the Best Newborn Care class.

Cost: $75 per couple

Childbirth Comprehensive Package

These five classes combine 2 Labor & Delivery classes with 3 classes in The Best Newborn Care Class Ever. You will learn about labor, delivery, breathing, relaxation, labor rehearsal and all the essentials needed for the care of a newborn, including infant CPR.

Cost: $215 per couple


e-Class Prenatal Program                      Registration Form    PHP & SPHP only   Registration Form

Access to the e-Class an online independent Labor & Delivery learning program for 30 days, starting from the first time you logon.

**Note: This class covers all of Labor & Delivery material & ONLY Labor & Delivery material.

Cost: $100

Infant Safety with Infant CPR                             

This 2.5 hour class is designed for anyone that may be taking care of an infant, a great class for grandparents
Infant CPR, choking, car seat safety, safe sleep, pet safety, home safety, safe formula preparation and managing crying needed for safe care of  both baby and parent. Information for taking care of an infant has changed from generations past, this is a good class for grandparents.

**Note: This class is mostly covered in Best Newborn Care Class but has added pieces on infant safety.

Cost: $75 per couple


Labor & Delivery                         

Two 2.5 hour evening classes or one 5.5 hour day provides education and information preparing you for decisions you will be making during your labor and delivery experience.

**Note: It is not recommended to take this class along with Prenatal Seminar because of the same information being covered in both classes.
Cost: $100 per couple


Labor & Delivery Express


One evening class provides a condensed version of the Labor & Delivery class.

Cost: $55 per couple

One-Day Prenatal Seminar                  

Saturday class from 9:00am to 4:00pm. This class is a condensed faster-pace class for those with a tight schedule, there is minimal practice time in this condensed class.   Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable lunch. 

**Note: It is not recommended to take Labor & Delivery and Best Newborn Care along with this class due to similar information covered in those classes.

Cost: $140 per couple

Capital Area Baby Café
Baby Café is a weekly drop-in place for breastfeeding moms and their babies (siblings and support person (this includes fathers) are welcomed, too). This relaxed and friendly free cafe will be a place for moms to meet and chat with other nursing moms and get their questions answered. Baby Café is open every Wednesday from 10:00am to 12pm and the 1st & 3rd Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Baby Café meets at Pennway Church of God at 1101 E. Cavanaugh Lansing MI 48910. Pennway Church is one block east of Pennsylvania on Cavanaugh. Park in northeast parking lot.

**Note: If Lansing School District is closed due to severe weather, Baby Café is also closed. Baby Café is not open on holidays.
Cost: Free

Tours of Sparrow Maternity Unit

Free tour of the Sparrow Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby Center   1215 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing MI 48912

**Please note that EPO is no longer running tours for Sparrow L&D and Mother/Baby Center. Please contact Sparrow Volunteer Services to register for tours.

Insurance coverage

Physicians Health Plan (PHP) and Sparrow Physicians Health Network (SPHN-Sparrow Associates only) offer prenatal classes as a benefit.  They will cover the class fee for the following classes:

  •  One-Day Prenatal Seminar

  •  Labor & Delivery

  • Infant Safety 101

  •  Breastfeeding

  • Best Newborn Care

  •  eClass - ONLY if mother is on bedrest or out of area for classes.  Please include insurance information (Group Number and Subscriber Number) with your registration form, as well as the birth date of the card holder     

  • Please Note:  Classes are not covered by Physicians Health Plan (PHP) Family Care clients.  If you are PHP Family Care client, you may want to apply for financial assistance through EPO. See the information below. 

We do not accept Medicaid insurance.

To Register for Classes

  • Fill out this form if you are paying by Credit Card ONLY Registration Form  

  • Fill out this form if you have Physicians Health Plan insurance or Sparrow Physician Health Network ONLY PHP or SPHN only Registration

  • If you plan to mail your registration with a check, money order or your PHP or SPHN Insurance information, please print and complete this PDF registration form ( PDF Registration form).  Because of the mail delay please call EPO at 517-887-7000 or email at epo@epobaby.org before mailing your information.  Mailing address is: Expectant Parents Organization 3315 Pennsylvania Ave Lansing  MI  48910.  Checks are to be made payable to Expectant Parents Organization.

  • Register by phone at 517-887-7000 

    Financial assistance: maybe available for most EPO programs. Click here to download a copy of the Financial Assistance Form or call 517-887-7000 for more information. Financial assistance is not available for the following classes:

  • Private Classes

  • One Day Prenatal Seminar

    Please call us first at 517-887-7000 before mailing us your registration and financial assistance application.

    Refunds

  • A $10.00 processing fee will be charged for ALL refunds. No refunds will be given after your scheduled class/series has begun. No refunds will be given for the e-Class Program after the invitation link has been sent.
  •  Refunds for the all classes must be requested at least 5 business days before the class start date.