Loving Arms Childbirth Services


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 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.

Our classes have been on Zoom during the pandemic. As soon as the State gives us the go-ahead we will resume in-person classes in our beautiful new space in Emeryville. If you have already registered for a zoom class we will be contacting you personally as soon as we know the start date which is likely to be in June

We are happy to announce that per guidance from the CDC and the State of California we will be returning to in-person classes starting this summer. More information will be posted as we receive it.  Here is our new brochure!

Our 2021 Class Dates

August 10 – September 28,  Tuesdays

Sept. 13 – Nov. 1, Mondays

October 12 – Nov. 30, Tuesdays

Dec. 6, 2021 – January 31, 2022,  Mondays

Postpartum Support
by Birth Month

To Be Determined

Refresher Class Schedule

Sunday June 13, 2021.  1-5 pm

Sunday September 12, 2021.  1-5 pm

December 5, 2021. 1-5 pm

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


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Statement Regarding “Black Lives Matter”.

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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