Loving Arms Childbirth Services


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.

All our classes are held in person for fully vaccinated folks only in our beautiful new office in Emeryville.   We follow the Covid safely guidelines from the State of California and the CDC.

Our 2022 Class Dates

Mondays March 7 – April 26, 2022
Wednesdays April 6 – May 25, 2022
Tuesdays May 3 – June 21, 2022
Saturdays June 4 – July 9, 2022
Mondays July 11 – August 29, 2022
Weds. August 3 – Sept. 21, 2022
Thursdays Sept. 8 – Nov. 15, 2022
Tuesdays Sept. 27 – Nov. 15, 2022
Saturdays Oct. 29 – Dec. 3, 2022
Mondays Dec. 5, 2022 – January 30, 2023


Refresher/VBAC Class Schedule

Sunday January 23, 2022
Sunday April 24, 2022
Sunday July 17, 2022
Sunday Sept. 18, 2022
Sunday Nov. 13, 2022

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

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A Special Thanks

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@ltphoto.com

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Curated Resources

For pregnant and postpartum family during the Covid pandemic. You can access them by Clicking Here

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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