EAST BAY DOULA 

Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Education, and Sleep Training serving San Francisco and the East Bay

Childbirth Education Recommendations 



Birthing From Within® at Community Well, SF :


Birthing From Within is holistic, flexible, and in-depth preparation for birth and parenthood. Whether you are planning a home or hospital birth, having your first or subsequent child, hoping for a natural labor, or still exploring your options, you will learn how to remain present, mindful and connected no matter how labor unfolds.

Through insightful lessons, a hands-on approach to coping practices, and creative exercises intended to strengthen the bond between you and your support team, you will gain the skills, wisdom, and confidence needed to surrender in birth and parenting.


Discover what you need to know to be resourceful giving birth and becoming a parent!


Classes are co-taught by Shannon Padlog and Alli Cuentos, seasoned birth doulas and educators. 



Loving Arms in Oakland and Berkeley


Janaki Costello, Carol Shattuck-Rice, Molly Brannigan, Roxy Bahar and Rachel Alkire provide education, foster community building for new families, help build confidence in the woman’s ability to birth her baby and give her partner skills to help her achieve the birth they want.Through education we support the parents in understanding their amazing newborn, and prepare them for the ups and downs of life as a new family.


This in-depth course will help guide you through the emotional and physical demands of birth and early parenting, covering areas most often left out of traditional childbirth education courses taught through the hospital. With a deep focus on community building and non-judgemental support, these courses have helped many of my clients feel confident in the decisions made for themselves and their growing families. 





Rachel teaches comprehensive childbirth education and birth techniques classes in San Francisco and LIVE online. She also created the Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond Audio Relaxation Program. Her classes dive deeper into the journey of the expectant parent than most, and I highly recommend you take her classes and use her audio program if you want to feel more confident, prepared, and relaxed for birth. These courses are great, regardless of your intended place of birth. 

Click here to learn more about her classes (link to https://rachelyellin.com/childbirth-classes/) and her audio relaxation program (link to https://rachelyellin.com/pregnancy-relaxation-meditation-program/).

To purchase her audio program only, use this link (you need to grab your personal affiliate link from your affiliate area on my website or just link to the audio program page) and enter the code EMILY FLYNN to receive 20% off.

To register for her childbirth classes, use the promotion code “25BUCKSOFF” to receive a $25 discount and list “EMILY FLYNN” as the referral source. Her audio program is included in the price of the childbirth classes, so only buy the audios if you can’t take her classes.

Rachel also offers private depth hypnosis sessions for expectant parents to help prepare them for the particular and eventful journey of birth and new parenthood.