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Community Birth Walk on the Beach!


Community Birth Walk on the Beach!

For pregnant mamas and mamas with their little babies, and their families


When: Monday, March 04, 2013

Time: 10:30a-12:30p

Location: Robert Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda, CA

**note correction – we are not meeting at Crab Cove, as originally stated.Roberts Beach is right around the bend.** Meeting Location: If you search in Google, you can place “Robert W Crown Memorial State Beach, Alameda, CA” for the exact location.

Directions: 8th Street meets Westline Dr x Otis Dr. in Alameda. Park in the big parking lot and we’ll meet by the restrooms at the beach.

Notes: We will be walking along the Shoreline path, which is stroller friendly. Plan to be there at 10:30a! We will chat from 10:30 – 11:00a, and leave for walk at 11:00a and head toward Shoreline Drive.



Host: Esther Healey, LM from the Bay Area Homebirth Collective

Phone: 510-479-0905

RSVP welcome but not required.

Esther Healey, CPM, LM Mandala Midwifery

Work: (510) 479-0905

Fax: (888) 806-9078

Birth Services, Tub Rentals, Childbirth Education Classes

“Mind in Labor” weekend course at UCSF



We here at

 UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

have a few openings in our very popular

 Mind in Laborcourse this weekend,

February 22-24, 2013

taught by Nancy Bardacke, RN, CNM, MA,

author of Mindful Birthing.



In this class, participants will:

  Practice various mind/body modalities for working with pain in childbirth

  Experience using the breath as an anchor to the present moment

  Tap into inner reservoirs of strength, confidence and courage

  Learn how to be fully present to give assistance as a birth partner

  Begin to cultivate the powerful tool of mindfulness and moment-to-moment awareness for the challenges of birthing and parenting



If you are or have any expecting mothers/parents who may be interested, please feel free to forward this e-mail.

Details and registration are at:


Thank you for all you do to get the next generation off to a healthy start!


Infant/Child CPR, Choke-Saving & Safety

Infant/Child CPR, Choke-Saving & Safety 


Georgia Montgomery

March 2nd, 12-2pm



at Pomegranate  

Prenatal Yoga & Parent Center


25 Tamalpais Ave.

San Anselmo

CA 94960

415. 785.3173


A fun, informative and affordable two-hour class, using current national guidelines.

Perfect for parents, parents to be, nannies, and babysitters.


You will learn:

* To be confident that you can handle an emergency for infants to pre-teens.

* To recognize an infant, child or pre-teen in distress.

* To perform emergency measures for choking.

* To perform CPR on infant or child who is not breathing or is without a heartbeat.

* Hands-on techniques, working with infant and juvenile manikins.


We provide:

* Safety Tips and CPR/Choke-Saving Reminder Sheets.

* Certification Card issued at the end of class, through CPR Family.


Easy for Spanish speakers – written material in Spanish provided.

Pre-crawling babies are welcome!



$48 (per person) for Pom Members

$60 (per person) for non-members



Infant Massage in Berkeley

Infant Massage


Starting March 10

Sundays ~ 6:30 – 8pm

3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14

Sliding scale ~ $20- $25/ class


Infant massage classes are a fun way to learn how to help sooth your baby, stimulate growth and development, learn to understand your baby’s non-verbal language and much more. Classes offer a supportive group environmnet where parents can share experience and learn from each other while having fun. A typical course consists of 5 sessions of 60-90 minutes in duration. Each session is held at weekly intervals to allow you and your bbay to absorb all the information and get used to the massage. The recommended age for group classes is from birth to one.


Drop-Ins welcome but space is limited so call Susan ahead of time

to see if room is avaialble and reserve a spot.  


The instructor, Susan Galloso is a graduate oof the Acupressure Institute in Berkey where she began her studies n woman’s health tui na massage and advanced anatomy. She completed her doula training through DONA in 2010 under the supervision of Carol Shattuck-Rice. Susan has enhanced her skills further with her Heart & Hands Midwifery programs insturcted by Elisabeth Davis, Pre and Postanatl massage certification by Carol Osborne, and Infant Massage Educator certification through lAlM.


Susan Galloso

510 – 720 – 0392


At Manzaniata Wellness Clinic

2818 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley  

Vaccine Information


Vaccine Information Night

with Tery Levy,ND

March 14th, 7-9p


Geared to expectant and new parents, this infornation night will cover all the vaccines recommended for infants up to 12 months of age as well as understanding the options available. 


How to lomit the side effects of vaccinations?

How do I enhance my child’s immunity naturally?

What is th ebest time to vaccinate?

What if I choose not to vaccinate?

How do I protect my child?


$25/ person or $40/couple


Reserve your space by calling 925.949.8604 or email


Tara Natural Medicine 

3186 Old Tunnel Road 


CA 94549


“Meet the DOULA” at Carmel Blue, San Francisco

Are you interested in learning what a Doula is, how to hire a Doula, or what a Doula can offer your birth and new parenting experience?


Join us at Carmel Blue for our monthly

“ Meet the Doula”

held every first Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Each event will feature local birth and postpartum doulas. You will have an opportunity to hear a presentation about birth and postpartum doula services and ask any questions that you might have about pregnancy and birth resources. It is an informal, family friendly event so feel free to bring partners and or friends who might be at your birth. Following the doula presentation there will be an opportunity to mingle and talk to doulas and other expecting families on an individual basis.



CARMEL BLUE, Pregnancy and Parenting

1814 Grant Avenue San Francisco

CA 94133

(415) 362-2583

Class – Return to Work


East Bay Lactation Associates is excited to announce a new monthly workshop for moms planning their return to work. 

The class will be held in our office at 828 San Pablo Ave., Suite 110, Albany.  

Moms can email me to sign up.  
Thanks, Janaki

Here is the description:


Return to Work Class

We suggest that you take this class after breastfeeding is well established and you are planning for your return to work.
Babies are welcome!

Getting ready to return to work

Introducing the bottle
Talking to your caregivers about appropriate bottlefeeding
Building up your stash before you go back to work
how much do you need?
when should you start?
when can you fit in pumpings?
Planning for your first day
Work day pumping schedule
Maximizing pumping efficiency while at work
Pitfalls to watch out for

Available for an additional fee:
personal flange fittings
testing functioning of your pump

$35 per student.  1.5 hours long.  10-11:30 AM  
Thursday  Jan. 31
and the last Thursday of every month

Janaki Costello, IBCLC, ICCE
Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator
Loving Arms Childbirth Services & East Bay Lactation Associates
(510) 525-1155 (ph) (510) 525-0955 (fax)


Happy Holidays & Happy New Year 2013


Wishing you, your family and your loved ones

Happy Holiday season


New Year 2013 filled with happiness and love