WHEN TO REGISTER
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! IN THE CASE OF SEVERE WEATHER, PLEASE CALL 517-337-7365 FOR CANCELLATION INFORMATION.
Contact us as early in your pregnancy as possible to schedule your classes. It is recommended that you finish class at least one month prior to your due date but if you are in your 8th or 9th month, you may still register. Choose a class based on your DUE DATE and your availability. You will want to finish the classes four weeks before your due date. Classes fill approximately two to three months prior to the start date, so please register early. If you do not find a date that is working for your schedule, please give us a call and we may be able to open up new dates for classes.
Pre-registration is required.
4 WAYS TO REGISTER
- FORM A--REGISTRATION FORM USING CREDIT CARD - Use this form if you are paying by VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card.
- FORM B---REGISTRATION FORM WITH PHP/SPHN NUMBERS - Use this form if you have PHP (not Medicaid PHP) or if you have SPHN insurance (Sparrow Associates only) AND YOUR CLASS IS COVERED BY INSURANCE. IF YOUR CLASS IS NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE, PLEASE USE FORM A.
- Download the PDF REGISTRATION FORM and mail it in with your check, money order, credit card, or insurance information; or fax it to 517.337.7584.
- Register by phone at 517.337.7365 or Register by mail: EPO 271 Woodland Pass Suite 125 East Lansing, MI 48823
Three-Week Prenatal Series
Three classes - each class is 2 1/2 hours- either Weekday Evening or Saturday morning-Fee includes mother and support person/partner
One-Day Prenatal Seminar
All day Saturday (includes lunch). Fee includes mother and support person/partner. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE CLASS TO BE ENROLLED.
The Best Newborn Care Class Ever
Three 2-hour classes-Fee includes mother and support person/partner
Newborn Care and Feeding Class Only
One evening class-Fee includes mother and support person/partner
Childbirth Comprehensive Package
These five classes combine Labor and Delivery instruction and the BEST NEWBORN CARE CLASS EVER. You will learn about labor, delivery, breathing, relaxation, labor rehearsal and then go onto all the essentials needed for the care of a newborn. To pick your dates, just go to Labor and Delivery (2 classes) and choose a class and then go to the BEST NEWBORN CARE EVER CLASS (3 classes) and choose a class. This Childbirth Comprehensive Package is a savings at $189. Please enter your package dates in the Other category on the registration form.
Breastfeeding Class is taught by a Registered nurse that is an I.B.C.L.C (Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant). This class will teach all the basics of breastfeeding and then go into depth about latching, positions, and strategies for returning back to work including pumping. One evening class-Fee includes mother and support person/partner
Infant Safety 101
PLEASE NOTE: The class on Tuesday, August 19th from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
This two hour class is designed especially for parents, grandparents, other relatives like aunts and uncles, day care providers and anyone that may be taking care of an infant. PLEASE GO TO REGISTRATION FORM AND TYPE THIS CLASS INTO "OTHER" category.
Infant CPR, choking, car seat safety, safe sleep, pet safety, home safety, and managing crying for both baby and parent. Information for taking care of an infant has changed from generations past, this is a good class for grandparents. This class fills quickly, so please register early.
Class is one day for two hours from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
This class is for siblings and their family that are expecting a new baby in their lives. Younger brothers and sisters will learn what life will be like with a new baby and just how to help mom and dad and how the sibling can help to keep the baby safe and happy. Class runs from 6:30 to 8:00pm and includes a tour. The following topics will be covered: Safe sleep, Diapering Baby, Crying Baby, Time with Mom and Dad, Holding Baby, Feeding Baby, Playing with Baby and Handwashing.Suitable for siblings age 7 and under. Please put this class in the "OTHER" category. Cost is $39.00 for the whole family.
Welcome to the Baby Cafe
The Baby Cafe 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 Cafe is open every Wednesday from 10:00am to 12noon. The Baby Cafe meets at Lansing Area Church of Christ at 2452 S. Cedar St. Holt MI 48842. If there is severe weather, Baby Cafe is cancelled. Baby Cafe is not opened on holidays.
Labor & Delivery
Two evening classes-Fee includes mother and support person/partner.
eClass Prenatal Program
Access to the eClass program for 30 days, starting from the first time you logon.
Natural Childbirth Class
Four evening classes. Fee includes mother and support person/partner.
This class is for grandparents to get ready for their new grandbaby. Class will cover safe sleep, car seat safety, choking, Infant CPR, swaddling, how to be supportive of breastfeeding/pumping/formula feeding and all current information on taking care of an infant. Class is on June 9, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm. Class is filled. The cost is $20.00 per person.
TOURS OF SPARROW MATERNITY UNIT
Tour times: 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Please call 517-337-7365 to register. You must be registered to go on the tour.
Here are the upcoming dates for the tours:
Thursday, July 24: Both tours are full
Weather alert: If there is severe weather, please call 517-337-7365 for a recorded message about cancellations.
Wednesday, July 30: Both tours are full
Tuesday, Aug. 5: Both tours are full
Thursday, Aug. 7: Only 8 p.m. tour is open
Wednesday, Aug. 13: Only the 8 p.m. tour is open
Thursday, Aug. 21: Only the 8 p.m. tour is open
Monday, Aug. 25: Only 8 p.m. tour is open
Wednesday, Sept. 3
Thursday, Sept. 11
Monday, Sept. 15
Wednesday, Sept. 17: Only 8 p.m. tour is open
Tuesday, Sept. 23
Wednesday, Oct. 1
Thursday, Oct. 9
Wednesday, Oct. 15
Monday, Oct. 20
Thursday, Oct. 30: Only 8 p.m. tour is open
Monday, Nov. 3
Thursday, Nov. 13
Tuesday, Nov. 18: Only 8 p.m. tour is open
Tuesday. Nov. 25
Monday, Dec. 1
Monday, Dec. 8: Only 8 p.m. tour is open
Wednesday, Dec. 10
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Monday, Dec. 22
Please note: All younger siblings are welcomed on all of our tours, however, children must be healthy to attend the tour.
Address for Sparrow Hospital: 1215 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing MI 48912
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 fee for the following classes:
- Three-Week Saturday or Three Week Evening Prenatal Series
- One-Day Saturday Prenatal Seminar - PHP and SPHN will cover $114; your balance will be $34
- Labor & Delivery Refresher
- Newborn Care and Feeding Class
- 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 for Physicians Health Plan Family Care clients. If you are a PHP Family Care client, you may want to apply for financial assistance through EPO. See the information below.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE- Financial assistance is available for most EPO programs. Click here to download a copy of the Financial Assistance Form OR call 517.337.7365 for more information. Financial assistance is not available for the following classes:
- Private Classes
- One-Day Prenatal Seminar Class
- The Best Newborn Care Class Ever
- Infant Safety 101
- A $5.00 processing fee will be charged for all refunds.
- No refunds will be given after your scheduled class has begun.
- Refunds for the One-Day Prenatal Seminar must be requested at least 5 business days before the class date.
- No refunds will be given for the eClass Program after the invitation link has been sent.