Updated information on COVID-19 and Flu: Restricted visitation is now in effect

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WELCOME TO EXPECTANT PARENTS ORGANIZATION

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.

To view upcoming class schedules, please click on the link for the individual class you are interested in. Registration information is listed at the bottom of each page. Please note that it will take up to 5 business days for a confirmation to be sent to you.

Please visit the EPO News Section for up to date times on Capital Area Baby Café, fundraisers and other news!

We will be holding all classes on Zoom instead of in person, until further notice. 


We will be having Capital Area Baby Café on Zoom instead of in person, until further notice. Please find us on Facebook at Capital Area Baby Café or email us at epo@epobaby.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!



PROGRAMS OFFERED:

CHILDBIRTH

PARENTING


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


If you have not filled out your pre-registration for your hospital stay at upcoming birth at Sparrow, please do so at the link below:

Pre-registration for Sparrow Hospital


Donate to EPO: "Help Us Help Parents"   Your tax deductible gift supports prenatal, parenting programs and scholarships for low-income parents.


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.