Childbirth Education

Open Arms provides Childbirth Education classes for Spanish-speaking, Black, and collective classes for BIPOC and Multiracial families. Our classes are birthing-person centered and cover what to expect, comfort measures, newborn care, lactation, and culturally focused topics.  

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Services Offered

Our culturally-specific Childbirth Education classes are open to the community and registration is available through our online intake form.

Looking for other community-led, culturally-specific childbirth education and classes? Check out the Class Schedule & Event Calendar or Virtual Library.

Program Offerings

Childbirth Education for Spanish-speaking Families

Led by Andrea Balina, this class is offered through Zoom every month to Spanish-speaking families. The class aims to provide families with childbirth education in their primary language to build the knowledge and confidence needed to give birth and make informed decisions for healthy outcomes.Childbirth is a normal, natural, and healthy process!

Questions? Email Andrea at andrea@openarmsps.org.

Childbirth Education for BIPOC and Multiracial Families 

This birthing person-centered class focuses on the journey of pregnancy from a whole-body perspective.  Topics include mind, body, and soul health, strengthening and honoring the connection to culture and stages of labor from an intentional and mind-full point of view.  This class is led by LeChante’ Raiwalui and is offered monthly.

Questions? Email lechante@openarmsps.org.

Childbirth Education for Black Families 

Intended for Black families and led by Eula Scott Bynoe, this birthing person-centered class focuses on the journey of pregnancy from a whole-body perspective.  Topics include mind, body, and soul health, strengthening and honoring the connection to culture and stages of labor from an intentional and mind-full point of view.  

Questions? Email eula@openarmsps.org.

Childbirth Education for Indigenous Families

Our Community Perinatal partner, the Center for Indigenous Midwifery, offers Open Arms enrolled Indigenous families a twice-monthly free childbirth preparation workshop. Topics covered in the three-hour course include the Stages of Labor, Comfort Measures, and Preparing for Baby. An Herbal Care kit is included, and classes are offered virtually and in person in Spanish and English. Register here

Zoom Gatherings for Indigenous Pregnant and Parenting Families is offered every Wednesday at Noon, Pacific Standard Time. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Childbirth Education for Pacific Islander Families

Our Community Perinatal partner, the Pacific Islander Health Board, offers no-cost virtual childbirth and perinatal education classes to Pacific Islander families. These monthly classes are taught in English and translation into Pacific Islander languages may be available. Register here.