As of April 2020 due to the Coronavirus and in accordance with CDC and other health agencies, we will be converting our classes to an online format for as long as necessary.  If you have questions about this please email us:  info@lovingarmschildbirthservices.com
Our goal is to provide excellent childbirth education while keeping us all healthy!
Molly Brannigan, IBCLC of East Bay Lactation Associates is doing lactation consults virtually (lending a scale for parents to use at home for weighing where necessary).  In urgent situations, she is still seeing families in person where a virtual appointment is insufficient. 
Please see http://www.eastbaylactationassociates.com for infection control details.
Please feel free to be in touch if you need support, or to share this information with others if they are having breastfeeding difficulties.
The WHO, the AAP and CDC are still encouraging families to breastfeed and East Bay Lactation Associates is here to support you!


Welcome to Loving Arms Childbirth Services. Janaki Costello, Molly Brannigan and Annaleah Glick 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.

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.

Our 2020 Class Dates


January – Thursdays from January 9th – February 27th
February – Tuesdays from February 11th – March 31st
March – Mondays from March 2nd – April 20th
April – Thursdays from April 2nd – May 21st
May – Tuesdays from May 5th – June 23rd
June – Mondays from June 15th – August 3rd
July – Thursdays from July 9th – August 27th
August – Tuesdays from August 11th – September 29th
September – Mondays from September 21st – November 9th
October (Two series  begin in October)

Thursdays from October 1st – November 19th

Tuesdays from October 28th – December 15th

December – Mondays from December 7th – February 1st, 2021

Refresher Class Schedule

June – 14th
August – 9th
October – 11th
December – 6th

For more information, click the Loving Arms Childbirth Classes Link below.

Loving Arms Childbirth Classes

Lactation Consultation & Services