We are happy to announce that per guidance from the CDC and the State of California we have returned to in-person classes.   We’ll be following the State guidelines and using every precaution to protect all our students.   All persons registering for Loving Arms classes must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.   You will be asked to upload a copy of vaccination records when registering.  Thank you for your understanding and help in keeping us all healthy.  We may also require mask wearing in our office.

All Loving Arms teachers are fully vaccinated. Thank you so much for helping us stay safe and begin returning to our wonderful in-person offerings! Here is our pandemic brochure!


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Loving Arms Childbirth Services has curated some resources for pregnant and postpartum family during the Covid pandemic.  You can access them by Clicking HERE


Welcome to Loving Arms Childbirth Services. Janaki Costello, Molly Brannigan, Eleni Gekas Osband, Sydney Jones 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 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 breastfeeding and to working in-depth to help solve breastfeeding challenges.

“5 star rating 6/2/2020
This class was really amazing and we highly recommend it. Our instructor was Annaleah and she was nothing short of spectacular. The material was covered in an interesting and engaging manner and Annaleah did a great job providing evidence based information and also addressed situations for the various birthing options and locations. Due to the quarantine all of our classes were online; however, she made the classes engaging and helped build a sense of community for the families in the class. We would highly recommend this class to anyone considering. CS”

“I did not fully appreciate the value of the Loving Arms class until I was in labor; the preparation we received from Loving Arms resulted in a very positive and empowering birthing experience. In addition, having the support of a community of parents with children at similar levels of development has been invaluable during our baby’s first few weeks. I would highly recommend this course to any soon-to-be first-time parents.”  JH.  April 2021

Our 2021 Class Available Dates

Our 2021 classes are full.

Refresher Class Schedule

December 5, 2021. 1-5 pm

Email about other dates if these do not work for you!  info@lovingarmschildbirthservices.com

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

Loving Arms Childbirth Classes

Lactation Consultation & Services