At Oakland Birth + Wellness... 

We are bringing together perinatal professionals to offer compassionate health care and trusted support during the childbearing years.

Owned and operated by three home birth midwives, Oakland Birth & Wellness is a place to be cared for and to nurture community around new and growing families.

THE MIDWIVES

Partners of Oakland Birth + Wellness

   WOOM MIDWIFERY     Hannah Weiss, LM, CPM   Hannah Weiss is a Licensed Midwife under the Medical Board of California and a Certified Professional Midwife under the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).  She has been attending births in homes, hospitals and birthing centers for 10 years.  Hannah brings a strong sense of trust, normalcy and compassion to the families she supports.     Connect with Woom Midwifery

WOOM MIDWIFERY

Hannah Weiss, LM, CPM

Hannah Weiss is a Licensed Midwife under the Medical Board of California and a Certified Professional Midwife under the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).  She has been attending births in homes, hospitals and birthing centers for 10 years.  Hannah brings a strong sense of trust, normalcy and compassion to the families she supports.  

Connect with Woom Midwifery

   L    OVING WAY MIDWIFERY     Cynthia Banks, RN, MSN, CNM   Cynthia Banks' reassuring presence facilitates trust in the natural process of your healthy pregnancy and birth. A Yale Master of Science in Nursing graduate, Registered Nurse, and Certified Nurse-Midwife, Cynthia draws on a deep well of experience to provide family-centered, evidence-based maternity care, as well as education to developing midwives.   Connect with Loving Way Midwifery

LOVING WAY MIDWIFERY

Cynthia Banks, RN, MSN, CNM

Cynthia Banks' reassuring presence facilitates trust in the natural process of your healthy pregnancy and birth. A Yale Master of Science in Nursing graduate, Registered Nurse, and Certified Nurse-Midwife, Cynthia draws on a deep well of experience to provide family-centered, evidence-based maternity care, as well as education to developing midwives.

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   HUMMINGBIRD MIDWIFERY     Morgan West, LM, CPM   Morgan West is a California-licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, and the founder of Hummingbird Midwifery. She believes that every family deserves skilled and compassionate support to have a healthy and empowered birth. She’s on a mission to create powerful experiences of health and wellbeing for growing families across the Bay Area.   Connect with Hummingbird Midwifery

HUMMINGBIRD MIDWIFERY

Morgan West, LM, CPM

Morgan West is a California-licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, and the founder of Hummingbird Midwifery. She believes that every family deserves skilled and compassionate support to have a healthy and empowered birth. She’s on a mission to create powerful experiences of health and wellbeing for growing families across the Bay Area.

Connect with Hummingbird Midwifery

Photos of our space courtesy of Ellen Keith Shaw Photography.

The Space

At Oakland Birth + Wellness, we have created a gathering place for our community to come and be well. In our space, we offer comprehensive midwifery care, host support groups for growing families, and call in collaborators to offer their services.

We welcome perinatal professionals to teach classes, host events for artistic expression, lead movement, facilitate learning about newborn and child development, and we also rent out exam room space for complementary professions. If you are interested in using Oakland Birth + Wellness for your offering, please reach out.

Our location: 5735 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94609

 

ongoing offerings

 
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Friday Morning Postpartum Circles

Friday mornings from 10am-12pm any family with pre-crawling babies is welcome to come hang out and socialize. Drop-in style, come as you are. Tea and water are always available. Suggested donation of $1-10.

On the last Friday of the month, a relevant guest speaker is hosted. Check the events calendar below to learn more!

Hosted by the East Bay Homebirth Collective.

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Bodywork for Babies Clinic

On the 1st Friday of each month, Anna Whalen offers her services in a donation-based clinic. 

Anna is extensively trained in applying therapeutic touch to support infants with healthy development, digestion, breastfeeding, and birth recovery. Anna's approach is gentle, precise, and delicately attuned to each infant.

Book a session here.

 

Events at Oakland Birth + Wellness

Welcoming Anna! 

Anna Whalen, with Bodywork for Babies, is our newest collaborator at Oakland Birth + Wellness. During her first month, Anna is generously offering a 'Welcome Discount' to families who book a session with her. Reach out before September to benefit from this! She is available all day Thursday in the office and also has room for home visits. Each 1st Friday of the month she will also be hosting a donation based clinic. Sessions can be booked on Anna's website.

Collaborators

   Bodywork for Babies    Anna Whalen is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and an Infant Developmental Movement Educator who specializes in working with babies. She is extensively trained in applying therapeutic touch to support healthy infant development, digestion, breastfeeding, and birth integration. Anna's approach is gentle, precise, and delicately attuned to each infant.

Bodywork for Babies

Anna Whalen is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and an Infant Developmental Movement Educator who specializes in working with babies. She is extensively trained in applying therapeutic touch to support healthy infant development, digestion, breastfeeding, and birth integration. Anna's approach is gentle, precise, and delicately attuned to each infant.

   Restore Midwifery    Marea Goodman, LM, CPM, is a licensed midwife who believes in the liberatory power of birth. Marea has attended hundreds of births at home and in birth centers throughout the country and around the globe. Her goal is to support you to have the most physiological and connected birth possible. 

Restore Midwifery

Marea Goodman, LM, CPM, is a licensed midwife who believes in the liberatory power of birth. Marea has attended hundreds of births at home and in birth centers throughout the country and around the globe. Her goal is to support you to have the most physiological and connected birth possible. 

   Cornerstone Doula Trainings    The mission of Cornerstone Doula Trainings is to train conscious and effective doulas who will increase access to doula care for all communities, thereby creating positive change in birth outcomes and as a result, our society at large. Cornerstone Trainings are offered in the Bay Area and in Portland, OR.

Cornerstone Doula Trainings

The mission of Cornerstone Doula Trainings is to train conscious and effective doulas who will increase access to doula care for all communities, thereby creating positive change in birth outcomes and as a result, our society at large. Cornerstone Trainings are offered in the Bay Area and in Portland, OR.

CONTACT US

Thank you for learning more about Oakland Birth + Wellness!

If you would like to speak to the midwives about your well woman or maternity care, please reach out to them individually at their websites.

If you would like to inquire about renting office space or to host an event with us, please fill out this form and we will be in touch. 

 

Oakland Birth + Wellness

5735 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA, 94609

oaklandbirthandwellness@gmail.com

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