Loving Arms Childbirth Services


Welcome to Loving Arms Childbirth Services.
Janaki Costello, Molly Brannigan,  Jessica Christen, Anna Mahony and Eleni Gekas-Osband provide education, foster community building for new families, help build confidence in the birthing person’s ability to birth their baby and give their partner skills to help them 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 person will birth in their own special way and that each birth is personal and should be empowering for them and their family.  Molly is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (East Bay Lactation Associates at same location) who is committed to helping parents get off to a good start with breast/chestfeeding and to working in-depth to help solve breast/chestfeeding challenges.

All our classes are held in person for fully vaccinated/boosted folks only in our beautiful new office in Emeryville.    Evidence continues to show that covid during pregnancy increases the likelihood of certain serious pregnancy/birth risks. We support people who would like to wear masks in class, but they are now optional.


Infant Care/The 4th Trimester  Workshop

Comfort Measures Workshop

Daytime Option

Schedule coming soon!! 


                     2024 Schedule

 January 11 – February 15, 2024  Thursdays

Feb 3 – Feb 24, 2024  Saturday am  4 wks.

February 21 – March 27, 2024  Wednesdays

March 28 – May 2, 2024  Thursdays

Ap;ril 20 – May 11, 2024  Saturday am. 4 wks

May 1 – June 5, 2024  Wednesdays

May 20 – June 24, 2024. Mondays

June 13 – July 25, 2024. Thursdays

July 13 – August 3, 2024 Saturdays   4 wks.

July 17 – August 21, 2024  Wednesdays

August 5 – Sept. 9, 2024. Mondays

 August 29 – Oct. 3, 2024. Thursdays

Sept. 21 – Oct. 12, 2024  Saturdays 4 wks

 Oct.2 – Nov. 6, 2024. Wednesdays

Oct. 21 – Nov. 25, 2024. Mondays


Refresher/VBAC Class Schedule





Schedule of Refreshers/VBAC workshops coming soon!





Email about other dates if these do not work for you!

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Curated Resources

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Loving Arms Childbirth Services

Loving Arms Childbirth Services

Serving Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Alameda, El Cerrito, Albany, Richmond, San Leandro, Walnut Creek and beyond!

We are happy to answer any questions. Send a message for more information.

Our Classes are Held At:

Offices of East Bay Lactation Associates
1260 45th St. Ste. B
Emeryville, CA 94608


(510) 525-1155