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Halloween Social at Codornices Park - Berkeley
Gather with other pregnant and postpartum homebirth families for a Halloween social! Potluck dishes requested, and costumes are a must ;) Bring your own plates and silverware.
When: October 28th 11-1pm
Where: Codornices Park, 1201 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94708, a tent will be set up by the playground
Cost: Free

 

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Pregnancy 101: Navigating Your Choices in Pregnancy - Oakland
Get support in asking the right questions regarding your choices in pregnancy, and hear from our community's midwives about the best ways to navigate these decisions. Also, learn about your choices in birth place and what sets midwifery care apart.
When: Sunday, November 5th from 2:30-4:30pm
Where: Then Comes Baby, 3657 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Cost: Free

 

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Friday Postpartum Groups - Oakland
Join other newly postpartum families for community building and support, facilitated by one of our community's midwives. When: Every Friday from 10am-12pm
Where: 5735 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA
Cost: Free

 

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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: Second Thursday of each month from 6-8:30pm
Where: Natural Resources, 1367 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Cost: Free
Sign up on the Natural Resources website here. 

Why Not Home Movie Screening - Marin
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: July 27, August 24, and  September 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Where: Pomegranate Prenatal Yoga Studio, 25 Tamalpais, San Anselmo, CA 94960
Cost: Free

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
(2016 Dates: Jan 9, Feb 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug 13, Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10)
Where: Natural Resources, 1367 Valencia Street, San Francisco, near 24th St BART Station

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. We will meet at 10am and start the walk around the lake at 10:15am. 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