MDDS Classes


Group or private options available.

Not Your Mother’s Childbirth Education – Served Straight Up!

in Rochester

This class is only for you if you want the nitty gritty, low down, uncensored version of how this birth thing works. Oh! You have to like laughing while you learn, too!

Preparing for birth, life’s biggest event, can be overwhelming. I mean c’mon… There is a lot to learn and most of us avoid learning about it until the information applies to us directly. But we know that knowledge is power and we want you and your partner to feel as empowered as possible!

5 Reasons people take a childbirth class

  1. The more they know about childbirth, the more prepared they will feel.
  2. They desire a particular type of birth and want as much information as possible to help them achieve it.
  3. They are afraid of birth. They are hopeful that they will learn pain management options that will ease their pain during labor and the fear and anxiety they have from anticipating it.
  4. The partner wants to be as hands on as possible and wants to acquire the tools and techniques to be as supportive as they can.
  5. They want to meet other pregnant couples! Group childbirth education classes are “social events” where you may just meet some new best friends that you can share an IPA (Impressive Parenting Accomplishment) with!

Andrea Stainbrook, PDCCE, is the first ProDoula Certified Childbirth Educator serving Southeast Michigan! Her uncensored, evidence-based, passionate approach to teaching childbirth education is like no other. You will fall in love with her as she puts you at ease and enables you to imagine yourself having the birth you desire. You might also think that if the teaching thing doesn’t work out for her, she should consider Stand-Up Comedy as an alternative career choice!

Newborn Care Class

in Novi

You realize this kid’s moving in the next 18 years right?! We may not be able to help you with those teen years but our Newborn Care Class is just the ticket to get you on your way.

Next Class: July 20th, 2023 @The Mom And Baby Shop in Novi!

Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Kate Nagle, will break down the baby basics and have you prepared to tackle caring for your newborn in this 3 hour group class. The class will focus on what experienced doulas think are must-knows, a deep dive into infant feeding (focusing on breastfeeding basics and formula feeding 101), and tactical experience from bathing to using a carseat to swaddling. (With dolls of course!)

Kate herself is a doula, a past client, and mother of 2! She has a well rounded experience and wonderful energy! You will leave more confident than when you walked in!

Kate Nagle, PICD, is an educator who has been exactly where you are. Figuring out the new routines and what parenthood is actually like. She has a history of education too! Kate originally got her bachelor’s degree in Child Development and spent years teaching early elementary and preschool. Now she is teaching the parents 😉 You will feel comfortable asking her your questions and leave class ready to tackle newborn care! She is a super cool person to know and in her spare time she is baking new things or crocheting inspirational women from history!

Class Schedule

**Ask about our VIRTUAL or IN-HOME private fully customizable classes**


Not Your Mother’s Childbirth Education

Wednesday Evenings:
March 8th
April 5th
May 17th
July 26th
September 20th
November 15th
January 24th- 2024

Newborn Care Class

Thursday Evenings:
February 23rd
March 21st
April 20th
May 18th
June 22nd
July 20th
August 10th
September 21st
October 19th
November 16th

All BIRTH classes will be located at
Rochester Regional Chamber
71 Walnut Blvd. Suite 110
Rochester, MI 48307

All NEWBORN classes will be located at
The Mom And Baby Shop
43000 W 9 Mile Rd #303, Novi, MI 48375
$150 per class/
per expecting parent + partner/support person/expecting parent
($10 non-refundable processing fee per class)
Private classes both virtual or in-person also available!

We’d love to speak with you – set an appointment
in 3 easy steps

01. Pick a day/time for a phone call
02. Tell us more about you
03. Be ready