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Expectant Parents Organization (EPO)

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Welcome to Expectant Parents Organization

Expectant Parents Organization (EPO), a 501C3, community-based agency, has been serving Mid-Michigan parents for over 70 years. Our team of educators have a deep appreciation for the importance of partnering with families during the special time of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting a newborn. This is an exciting time, full of many changes for parents to be. EPO is here to help with preparing you for childbirth and parenting, to guide you on this life changing journey. We offer a variety of engaging classes supporting best practices for the health of your family; providing participants with skills, knowledge and support needed to make informed decisions and choices, promoting a positive birth and parenting experience. We know that the more you know, the better prepared you will feel and the more confidence you will have.

Time to start learning valuable information about pregnancy, childbirth and infancy.

EPO classes are open for anyone, regardless of where you plan to deliver. Classes are designed for expecting parents and support people. Our classes are taught by an excellent team of passionate educators. Ideal time to take classes is during an expectant parent’s third trimester of pregnancy. Our classes will help prepare you for welcoming your new baby into your family.

Not sure where to begin? Our recommendation for soon to be parents is to choose the Childbirth Comprehensive course that allows you to pick a Labor and Delivery class along with Best Newborn Care class.

Capital Area Baby Café and Classes will be on Zoom instead of in person, until further notice. Please find us on Facebook at Capital Area Baby Café or email us at epoinfo@expectantparents.org for the zoom link.

Please follow precautionary measures, as you would with influenza, to minimize the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Refrain from touching your face
  • Replace handshakes/hugs with waves
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue, elbow, or sleeve
  • Stay home if you are sick (adults and children alike)
  • Follow the current recommendations by the Governor

Thank you for your trust and patience during this time!

Childbirth Classes:

  • Childbirth Comprehensive
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Labor & Delivery Express
  • Prenatal e-Class
  • Prenatal Private Class

All classes will be on Zoom unless noted. 

Parenting Classes

  • Best Newborn Care Class Ever
  • Basics of Breastfeeding
  • Infant Safety

All classes will be on Zoom unless noted. 

Sparrow Pre-Registration & Tours

Tours of Sparrow Hospital's Labor & Delivery and Mother Baby Center are offered through Sparrow Volunteer Services. Tours are currently cancelled. Please view our Maternity Unit Video Tour below.

If you have not filled out your pre-registration for your upcoming birth and hospital stay at Sparrow, please do so here.

Help Us Help Parents

Your tax deductible gift supports prenatal, parenting programs and scholarships for low-income parents. 

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About Expectant Parent Organization (EPO)

Expectant Parents Organization (EPO), a 501C3, community-based agency, has been serving Mid-Michigan parents for over 70 years.