Childbirth education sets you up for a smoother experience of labor and birth. It is easier to meet the intensity of labor with confidence and calm if you know what to expect.

This five-week series is perfect for families planning on home or birth center births. You will learn the tools you need to be confident and connected throughout the birthing process, and will be in community with other expecting families.

You will learn about:

  • Anatomy and physiology of labor

  • Ways to support your comfort and coping during labor

  • Positions and massage techniques to use by yourself or with a partner

  • How to push effectively

  • When hospital care might be necessary and what that looks like

  • Preparing for postpartum changes and challenges

  • Breastfeeding tips and techniques

  • Caring for your newborn

Classes are held from 7:00 – 9:00pm at Oakland Birth & Wellness at 5735 Shattuck Ave, Oakland.

Space is limited to 5 couples.


Upcoming Series: Monday evenings from 7pm-9pm, July 29th through August 26th. Co-taught by Tess Clabby and Morgan West (FULL - sign up for waitlist)

Next Series: Wednesday evenings form 7pm-9pm, September 4th through October 2nd. Taught by Tess Clabby.

If I do not have an option for a group class that meets your needs, please be in touch about scheduling a private, 4-hour in home session.