Here in the East Bay, there are more than enough classes, providers, and programs to go around. Here are a just a few to get you started
Then Comes Baby In Oakland offers childbirth preparation classes, breastfeeding classes, pre and postnatal yoga classes, and more!
Birthways in Berkeley is a great organization that offers a variety of pregnancy, birth, and parenting classes, educational events, and resources for families in the East Bay.
Loving Arms Childbirth Services offers a variety of classes including childbirth education, infant massage, newborn care, and even a childbirth preparation class especially for LGBTQ parents.
East Bay Lactation Associates is staffed by experienced Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) who provide breastfeeding consultations for a wide variety of breastfeeding concerns and complications. They also provide breast pumping supplies and rentals, and breastfeeding specific classes.
Then Comes Baby has excellent IBCLCs, as well as a lactation support group and pump rentals.
La Leche League provides the opportunity for mother-to-mother breastfeeding support through monthly informal meetings of pregnant and breastfeeding women and their babies. They have meetings throughout the East Bay and San Francisco.
“Mothers don’t breastfeed, babies breastfeed. Babies know how if we let them” -Nils Bergma