East Bay Events

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Baby Clothes and Gear Swap - East Bay.

April 13th, 10am-1pm. Oakland Birth + Wellness.

We're at it again! Bring in your baby and maternity gear, or a list of the gear that you are looking for! A suggested donation of $10 will get you a reusable shopping bag to fill with all of your goodies.

If you are planning to donate items for the swap, drop off will happen during the hours of 10am-12pm on Friday, April 12th or between 9-10am day of. Please bring any baby clothes items presorted by size. We will not be accepting large items such as: cribs, car seats, baby baths, strollers. 

Questions can be directed to evaly@islandmidwife.com.

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Friday Postpartum Groups - East Bay.

Every Friday, 10am-12pm. Oakland Birth + Wellness.

Join other newly postpartum families for community building and support, facilitated by one of our community's midwives.

One Friday a month will be dedicated to a special speaker (infant massage, postpartum rehabilitation, nutrition, etc).  This will often fall on the last Friday of the month, though more information will be available at oaklandbirthandwellness.com.                                                                          

Suggested $1-10 donation.

 

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Monday Homebirth Lake Walks - East Bay.

Every Monday, starting at 10:30. Lake Merritt.

A casual weekly meet-up with midwife Ellen Levitt. Start at the Lake Merritt pillars and walk around the lake together! This is an event to encourage families to meet one another while moving our bodies and getting a breath of fresh air!

This is a free event. Text Ellen in the AM to make sure she is not at a birth - 510 459-8708.  All family members and friends welcome. This path is accessible to babies in strollers. There are two stops for bathrooms, and several water fountains along the path. No food provided. Bring your own snacks, and make sure you have enough water! Rain cancels event.

San Francisco Events

Homebirth 411 - San Francisco
The second Saturday of every month, you'll find BAHC midwives hosting a free informational session about homebirth and midwifery care. Held at Natural Resources on Valencia Street near 25th Street, the presentation covers what it's like to work with a midwife for prenatal, birth and postpartum care. We discuss many aspects of the care, answer lots of questions, and show a short video of a home water birth in Sausalito. All are welcome to join.
When: 2nd Saturday of every month from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Natural Resources, 1367 Valencia Street, San Francisco, near 24th St BART Station

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Why Not Home Movie Screening - San Francisco
What if the choice of where to give birth wasn'’t limited by cost or insurance coverage, fear or misinformation? What would change if families had access to the care provider of their choice in the setting that best fits their unique needs and values? The families featured in Why Not Home - —obstetricians, nurse-practitioners, family physicians - —know well the landscape of hospital-based birth: the routine interventions, the stress and difficulty of making autonomous decisions within an institutional setting, the time constraints imposed on laboring women. And they have chosen to give birth at home. Come see this beautiful movie, and find out why. Movie followed by a Q&A with community midwives.
When: TBD. Sign up for a showing.
Where: Natural Resources, 1367 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Cost: Free
Sign up on the Natural Resources website here. 

Labyrinth Walk at Grace Cathedral - San Francisco
Join prenatal yoga teacher Jane Austin and BAHC midwife Sue Baelen in a guided walking meditation. It’s a time for quiet reflection and a chance to connect with your authentic self as well as an ideal way to actively meditate and prepare for birth.
When: 3rd Thursday of every month, gathering at 11:45 am
Where: Grace Cathedral Labyrinth (sometimes indoors, sometimes outside). California and Taylor Streets