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We recommended that you finish class at least 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.  Classes fill approximately two to three months prior to the start date, so please register early.  If you do not find a class date that is working for your schedule, please email: epo@epobaby.org give us a call at 517-337-7365 with your request, we may be able to open up new dates for classes.

Pre-registration is required for all classes and tours.

Best Newborn Care Class Ever        

Three 2-hour classes include everything you need to know about newborn care for mothers and support person/partner. Class is taught by a Registered nurse that has advance education and training for newborn care. 
Cost: $120 per couple

Breastfeeding Class                             

Breastfeeding Class is taught by a Registered nurse that has advanced training in breastfeeding. 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.
Cost: $55 per couple

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

For mothers who will soon be returning to work, attending school, or otherwise separated from their breastfeeding baby. Learn the “ins and outs” of pumping, storing milk, federal regulations and working with your day care provider
Cost: $55 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: $195 per couple

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

Access to the e-Class an online independent learning program for 30 days, starting from the first time you logon.
Cost: $100

Infant Safety with Infant CPR                                

This two 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.
Cost: $45 per couple

Labor & Delivery                             

Two evening classes or two Saturday morning classes provides education and information preparing you for decision you will be making during your labor and delivery experience.
Cost: $90 per couple

Natural Childbirth Class                          

Four evening classes. For those desiring a natural delivery with little or no medical interventions.  
Cost: $160 per couple

Natural Childbirth Lite
One evening class for those desiring condensed version of our 4 week series.
Cost: $55 per couple 

Newborn Care and Feeding Class           

One evening or one Saturday morning class.  Topics are basics newborn care; feeding, swaddling, bathing etc...
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. 
Cost: $130 per couple

Prenatal Series                                      

Three classes - each class is 2 1/2 hours- either Weekday Evening or Saturday morning
Cost: $125

 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 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. If there is severe weather, baby cafe is cancelled. baby cafe is not opened 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

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 Saturday Prenatal Seminar - PHP and SPHN will cover $110; your balance will be $20

  •  Labor & Childbirth

  •  Newborn Care and Feeding

  •  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

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    • 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

  • Registration Form - If you are paying out of pocket for any class fee by credit Card.

  • PHP or SPHN only Registration - insurance coverage will pay the full class fee.

  • 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 517-337-7365 or email at epo@epobaby.org before mailing your information.  Mailing address is: Expectant Parents Organization P O Box 4790 East Lansing MI 48826-4790  Check are to be made payable to Expectant Parents Organization.

  • Register by phone at 517.337.7365 

    Financial assistance: maybe 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

  • The Best Newborn Care Class Ever

  • Infant Safety with infant CPR

    Please call us first at 517-337-7365 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.

  • Refunds for the all classes must be requested at least 5 business days before the class start date.

  • No refunds will be given for the e-Class Program after the invitation link has been sent.

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