Welcome to Loving Arms Childbirth Services. Janaki Costello, Carol Shattuck-Rice, Alice Elliot, Molly Brannigan, Paula Santi, Blythe Lee, and Candace Palmerlee provide education, foster community building for new families, help build confidence in the woman’s ability to birth her baby and give her partner skills to help her achieve the birth they want.Through education we support the parents in understanding their amazing newborn, and prepare them for the ups and downs of life as a new family.
We believe each mother will birth in her own special way and that each birth is personal and should be empowering for her and her family.
Paula, Molly and Janaki are also International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (East Bay Lactation Associates at same location) who are committed to helping parents get off to a good start with breastfeeding and to working in-depth to help solve breastfeeding challenges.
A special thanks to Laura Turbow for the use of her extraordinary photography on this site. To see more of her work, please visit www.ltphoto.com.To contact her directly, call 510.528.5555 or email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org