WELCOME TO EXPECTANT PARENTS ORGANIZATION!
Time to start learning valuable information about pregnancy, childbirth and infancy. 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 mother's third trimester of pregnancy. Our classes will help prepare you for welcoming your new baby into your family. Not sure what to take? Our recommendation for soon to be parents is to choose one class from the Childbirth category and one class from the Parenting category.
For up to date times of Capital Area Baby Café, fundraisers and other news please go to the EPO News Section!
*** To view upcoming class schedules, click on the link for the individual class that you are interested in.
We want to provide an update regarding information about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As ordered by Governor Whitmer, we have a shelter in place order and will be holding all classes on zoom thru at least May 28th 2020.
We will be having Capital Area Baby Café on Zoom instead of in person, at least through May 28th 2020.
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 shelter in place order
Thank you for your trust and patience during this time!
EPO no longer offers tours of Sparrow Hospital's Labor & Delivery and Mother Baby Center. Tours are now offered through Sparrow Volunteer Services. For more information please click the link below:
Tours of Sparrow Hospital Labor & Delivery, Mother Baby Center
Pre-Registration for your stay at Sparrow Hospital
Donate to EPO "Help Us Help Parents" Donate Now: Your tax deductible gift supports prenatal, parenting programs and scholarships for low-income parents.
Capital Area Baby Café is a free drop-in program for breastfeeding moms and those thinking about breastfeeding, providing support from other mothers and skilled breastfeeding counselors. Children and support people are welcome.
Every Wednesday | 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Pennway Church of God
1101 E. Cavanaugh Road, Lansing, 48910
And starting in August 2019 Evening Baby Café:
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Pennway Church of God
Facebook: Capital Area Baby Cafe'.
***REMINDER: If Lansing School District is closed for a snow day, Baby Cafe is also closed. For updates please check out our Facebook page!***
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 mom, baby and 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.