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
Friday Postpartum Groups - Oakland
Join other newly postpartum families for community building and support, facilitated by one of our community's midwives. Last Friday of the month incorporates a special speaker (infant massage, postpartum rehabilitation, nutrition, etc). When: Every Friday from 10am-12pm
Where: 5735 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA
Cost: $1-10 suggested donation
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
Sign up on the Natural Resources website here.
Home Birth Walks - Lake Merritt in Oakland
A weekly casual meetup of home birth families with midwife Ellen Levitt. Meet 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!
When: Every Monday from 10:30am-12pm
Location: Lake Merritt walking path, meet at the Pillars
Who: All pregnant and postpartum families!
Details: 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.
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