Loving Arms Childbirth Services


Welcome to Loving Arms Childbirth Services.
Janaki Costello, Molly Brannigan, Sydney Jones and Jessica Christen 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 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 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 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

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 March 20, 2022
Sunday May 22, 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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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