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Try our new pay what you can afford for our in person and online classes!!

We provide comprehensive childbirth education classes in Milwaukee with a twist: take the reigns on what YOU are interested in and want to learn! Choose a few topics or take the complete series to get the best possible start in parenthood. Each session lasts approximately 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours depending on the class size, participation, and particular class, so please plan appropriately when signing up for classes.


Class fee: 

  • $40 / $30 / $20  per family - you choose what you can realistically afford (Please read below)!
  • $100 if you request a private class


Michelle believes in giving back to her community so her classes are on a pay what you can afford basis.  Her full fee is $40 per class, but she works on the honor system....you know what you can afford, so look at your finances and consider the value of her classes and if finances are an issue please pay what you can afford and attend our high quality classes.   

Virtual Classes

If you are interested in attending our classes virtually please register for the class you want based upon the day/time.  Then email Michelle letting her know you want to attend virtually (motheringthemotherinc@gmail.com).  She will send you a link so that you can join the class on the day/time you chose.  


Please be aware the classes are live, and you will be able to ask questions and participate just like you would if you were in the actual classroom.  

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IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER WE WILL CANCEL CLASSES AND RE-SCHEDULE THEM.  PLEASE CHECK https://www.tmj4.com OR OUR FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/MotheringtheMother/ IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF WHETHER WE ARE OPEN OR NOT.

Full Childbirth Education Sereies

Additional Information

Are you looking for a full and comprehensive childbirth education series?  Then these classes are exactly what you are looking for.  You can register for a full series for $200 or individuals classes.  


Our series includes:

  • Nutrition, Warning Signs, Signs of Labor, Exercise
  • Stages of Labor
  • Labor Support (Natural Comfort Options)
  • Medications and Medical Interventions
  • Postpartum and New Baby
  • Breastfeeding and Feeding Your Baby

To learn more details about each individual classes and what will be covered please see below.  


If the weekly series isn’t an option for you please scroll down further on this page to see more date options that you can sign up for.  


2020 Dates (classes are held on the same day of week for seven weeks):


  • March 4, 11, 18, April 1, 8, 15 6 pm
  • May 6, 13, 20, 27, unle 3, 10 6 pm
  • July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12 6 pm
  • September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7 at 6 pm
  • November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16 at 6 pm

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Nutrition, Warning Signs, Signs of Labor, Exercise

Additional Information

In this class we will help you understand proper pregnancy nutrition, help you to understand warning signs and signs of labor.  We also include some simple exercises to help your body prepare for the big day.Please come prepared to do some simple stretching exercises.

Class length: 2-3 hrs (please plan accordingly when scheduling)

2020 class dates:


  • March 4th at 6 pm
  • April 4th at 7 pm
  • May 6th at 6 pm
  • June 6th at 7 pm
  • July 8th at 6 pm
  • August 22nd at 7 pm
  • September 2nd at 6 pm
  • October 3rd at 7 pm
  • November 4th at 6 pm

Class fee: 

  • $40 / $30 / $20 per family - you choose what you can realistically afford
  • $100 if you request a private class

Stages of Labor

Additional Information

Learn the ins and outs of the various stages of labor.  In this class you will learn what the stages are and what to expect during each stage.  

Class length: 2-3 hrs (please plan accordingly when scheduling)

2020 class dates


  • February 22nd at 1 pm
  • March 11th at 6 pm
  • April 4th at 1 pm
  • May 13th at 6 pm
  • June 6th at 1 pm
  • July 15th at 6 pm
  • August 22nd at 12 pm
  • September 9th at 6 pm
  • October 3rd at 1 pm
  • November 11th at 6 pm

Class fee: 

  • $40 / $30 / $20 per family - you choose what you can realistically afford
  • $100 if you request a private class

Labor Support Techniques/Natural Labor

Additional Information

This class is essential as you and your partner prepare for the big day.  This class teaches both expectant parents and their partners techniques for comfort, progressing labor, and so much more.  


This is a very interactive class, so please be prepared to move, learn and have fun.

Class length: 2-3 hrs (please plan accordingly when scheduling)

2020 class dates:


  • February 22nd at 4 pm
  • March 18th at 6 pm
  • April 4th at 4 pm
  • May 20th at 6 pm
  • June 6th at 4 pm
  • July 22nd at 6 pm
  • August 22nd at 3 pm
  • September 16th at 6 pm
  • October 3rd at 4 pm
  • November 18th at 6 pm
  • December 5th at 1 pm

Class fee: 

  • $40 / $30 / $20 per family - you choose what you can realistically afford
  • $100 if you request a private class

Medications and Medical Interventions

Additional Information

In this class you will learn not only about medications and medical interventions, but you will also learn the risks and benefits.  When you leave this class you will be prepared to make educated decisions on what is in the best interest of you and your baby.

Class length: 2-3 hrs (please plan accordingly when scheduling)

2020 class dates:


  • March 14th at 1 pm
  • April 8th at 6 pm
  • June 3rd at 6 pm
  • July 11th at 12 pm
  • August 5th at 6 pm
  • September 30th at 6 pm
  • October 10th at 4 pm
  • November 21st at 1pm
  • December 9th at 6 pm

Class fee: 

  • $40 / $30 / $20 per family - you choose what you can realistically afford
  • $100 if you request a private class

Postpartum and Newborn Care

Additional Information

Unsure of what to expect after the baby comes?  Learn all about what your mind and body will be going through physically and emotionally after the birth.  We discuss how life will change after baby, and also learn about normal newborn appearance, procedures potentially performed, sleeping and feeding patterns, safe sleep, comforting baby, and more.

Class length: 2-3 hrs (please plan accordingly when scheduling)

2020 class dates: 


  • March 14th at 4 pm
  • April 15th at 6 pm
  • June 10th at 6 pm
  • July 11th at 3 pm
  • August 12th at 6 pm
  • September 19th at 6 pm
  • October 7th at 6 pm
  • December 16th at 6 pm

Class fee: 

  • $40 / $30 / $20 per family - you choose what you can realistically afford
  • $100 if you request a private class

Breastfeeding and Feeding Your Baby

Additional Information

We’ve got you covered here! This class offers you an understanding of all your options, techniques and the different stages of feeding for you and your baby.
There is a heavy emphasis on breastfeeding in this class. While we do talk about formula feeding the goal of this class is to help make your breastfeeding relationship a success.  
Specific topics included are: 

  • Anatomy of the breasts and how they make milk
  • Benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby
  • Breastfeeding techniques (latch and positioning)
  • Pumping and storing breastmilk
  • Breast issues and concerns and how to handle them
  • What to do when things aren't going as planned
  • Formula costs and how to prepare formula safely according to the
  • World Health Organizations guidelines
  • Introducing solid foods at an appropriate age


2020 class dates:


  • February 15th at 4 pm
  • March 28th at 6 pm
  • April 1st at 6 pm
  • May 27th at 6 pm
  • June 29th at 6 pm
  • July 11th at 9 am
  • August 22nd at 9 am
  • September 23rd at 6 pm
  • October 10th at 1 pm
  • November 21st at 4 pm
  • December 2nd at 6 pm

Class fee: 

  • $40 / $30 / $20 per family - you choose what you can realistically afford
  • $100 if you request a private class