Transitions: A Holistic Childbirth Preparation Series

This childbirth education series focuses on physiologic childbirth, both in and out of the hospital. The series includes information on the anatomy & physiology of birth as well as nutrition and exercise to ease common pregnancy related ailments and prepare for birth. Also included are sections on labor support, the role of the birth partner, and medical intervention should medical pain or labor management be necessary. Throughout this 4-week series, we will also explore the social-emotional aspect of pregnancy, birth, and becoming a new parent — with a special focus on informed decision making, increasing self-efficacy, reconnecting with intuition and improving communication skills.

4 – Week Thursday Evening Series
Dates coming soon

Hannah Halliwell, CLEC, ICCE has worked supporting women and children as an advocate and educator for over a decade. Since 2008, she has worked as a birth/postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and lactation educator/counselor throughout Los Angeles. Currently, Hannah works as a Program Coordinator and Faculty Educator with BreastfeedLA, on the childbirth education team at Eisner’s Women’s Health Center, and as a community-based doula on the Health Net Doula Project, in addition to her private practice.

Hannah’s approach to supporting families during their transition into parenthood is strength-based and focuses on informed decision making, building self-efficacy, and developing communication skills. Driven by an ardent belief in the inherent dignity of all people, Hannah seeks to increase the number of safe spaces for women and children, particularly during major life transitions such as childbirth and early parenting.

HypnoBirthing(R) and Childbirth Education
with Nina Phelan  In-Person classes in Outdoor Courtyard

October 24th – November 21st 5 Sundays FULL
December 4th – December 18th 
3:00pm-5:45pm Saturdays and Sundays (due to holidays)
January 9th – February 5th (5 Sundays)

Cost: $475 per couple

HypnoBirthing(R) is a powerful tool designed to help couples relax and trust the birth process. It is as much a philosophy of birth, as it is a technique. This amazing program teaches a woman, along with her birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner; allowing a woman to connect in to her own birthing instincts.

HypnoBirthing(R) breaks the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome by working directly to release conscious and subconscious fears.

Hypnosis helps:

  • take a woman into a relaxed state
  • create and control her body’s natural anesthesia
  • release fear and pain

Nina Phelan has helped support hundreds of couples through pregnancy and childbirth.
Her classes encourage women to re-discover their deep power from within, while uplifting their partners to have an active role in childbirth.

She is a certified HypnoBirthing(R) and ICEA trained Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Educator (CLEC), Prenatal Yoga Teacher and Reiki/Energy Healer. She is also an EFT Practitioner and a sought after Mindfulness Coach.
She creates a safe haven where women and couples can reconnect to the beauty and soul-fullness of pregnancy and childbirth.

For more information or to register, please visit

Lactation Consultations 
Traci Kalaba IBCLC 

60 minute in-person lactation consultations with our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Longer appointments are available upon request.

Cost $125

Call (626) 577-2229 or email to schedule an appointment!

Breastfeeding Class (via Zoom)

Tuesday October 26th   6:30p-8:30pm

Cost: $60/couple

Join us for this helpful class where you and your partner will discover the benefits of breastfeeding, learn some tips and tricks for positioning and establishing a good latch, how to tell if your baby is eating well, and get information about returning to work, pumping essentials and much more. Classes are taught by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). Partners are encouraged to attend.

To Register Call (626) 577-2229  or  Email 

Early Home Care – Saturday 10:00am-12:30pm (via Zoom)

Saturday October 23rd
Saturday November 6th

Cost:  $ 60/couple

Learn about the tremendous changes that take place during the first few weeks following childbirth. Learn what’s normal, what’s not, and how to take good care of Mom during the early transition. Get answers to your questions about care for
mom’s sore bottom, baby’s appearance, jaundice, how to take the newborn’s temperature, umbilical cord care, whether baby’s getting enough milk, and much more.

Join us for an informative and interactive class as you prepare for what to expect once baby’s on the outside!

To Register Call (626) 577-2229  or Email

Nutrition Class for Optimal Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond (via Zoom)

October 18th

Cost:  $60/couple

Learn to eat for a healthy baby and healthy pregnancy! Kathy Killebrew, BA CCE will provide a 90-minute class about nutrition during pregnancy and beyond. Kathy has spent the last 32 years providing families with information about how to maintain a healthy pregnancy and how to prepare for childbirth.

To Register Call (626) 577-2229  or Email


Infant CPR & Safety Class 9:30am-12:00pm

Dates coming soon
Cost: $75/single, $140/couple 

We are excited to partner with the company “Save a Little Life” in educating parents and care providers about safety issues as well as helping them to develop the critical skills of infant/toddler/child CPR and airway obstruction removal. There will be “hands on” practice with age/size appropriate mannequins. 

For more information or to register please visit

Car Seat Fitting Clinic

30 minute private consultation with car seat installations for up to 2 cars

To be announced
Cost: $50/family

baby & toddler car seat fittingInfants, toddlers and children! The proper use of car safety seats, properly installed helps keep children safe, but with so many different car seats on the market, proper installation can be difficult and confusing.

Adam Lari, founder of Infant Toddler Youth (ITY) Safety and is recognized by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as a certified child car seat safety technician. In a private appointment, Adam can educate you on car seat safety, inspect an existing car seat installation and/or help you install your car seat in two different vehicles.

To Register Call (626) 577-2229 or Email


To be announced
Cost: $35 

Everyone is welcome! Expecting parents, new parents, doulas, midwives, grandparents, and caregivers! Get a chance to try on a wide variety of carriers as well as get hands on help with your own carriers. We will discuss the benefits of baby wearing, optimal positioning, and safety for newborns through toddlers, and the pros and cons of all types of carriers – from slings to wraps to buckle carriers.

Laura Brown is a Babywearing Institute Trained Babywearing Educator and Postpartum Doula. She runs her own business, MamaBird Postpartum and organizes Babywearing LA and SoCal Babywearers.

To Register Call (626) 577-2229 or Email

Sleep Solutions

To be announced
Cost: $60/couple

Pediatric Sleep Specialist Brandi Jordan will provide simple and caring sleep advice with parents’ and babies’ emotional and attachment needs in mind. With sleep there is no “one size fits all” solution. Brandi will share helpful strategies guided by a non-judgmental philosophy that will enable your baby (ages 0-6months) and you to get much needed rest. 

To Register Call (626) 577-2229 or Email