Client Resources


Birth Centers
Birth Kit

Birth Tub Rentals

  • Esther Schmidt
  • Christine Cox Jude – 510-545-6349
  • Judy Shalev – 510-763-9362
  • Marialena Quale – 510-760-7549
  • SFAquaDoula

Breastfeeding Support

Childbirth Preparation Classes


  • Elon Bartlett, DC – (Chiro/Craniosacral)
  • Kenda Burke  – (Chiro/Craniosacral)
  • Sirena Masket – 510-290-8860 (Craniosacral)


Diaper Services



  • Christine Ciavarella – 510-524-3117

Massage Therapists

Osteopaths and Naturopaths

  • Carmen Hering D.O. – osteopath, 510-526-5256
  • Tara Levy N.D. – naturopath

Parenting Support

  • Post partum men – father support
  • Parental Stress Hotline – 510-893-5444
  • Join the Bay Area Home Birth Collective Families online group by sending an e-mail to Please include a brief comment about why you want to join, your connection to the BAHC if any, and where you live.
  • Kiwi Pediatrics – David Kittams and Robin Winokur
  • Kaiser Oakland – David Bacchus, Roberta Cunninhham, Ping-Xaio
  • Kaiser Richmond – Melvin Burman, Karen Kruger
  • Bayside Pediatrics – Janet Perlman, Katya Gerwein, Michael Linn


Vital Statistics (birth certificate)

Yoga Classes

Midwifery Organizations

Bay Area Homebirth Collective

Midwives Alliance of North America

California Association of Midwives

Citizens for Midwifery

Bay Area Midwives

Mothers Naturally


The Bay Area Midwifery Fund Needs Your Help!

The Bay Area Midwifery Fund (BAMF) was established in 2008 by Bay Area midwives, former clients and others with the goal of making midwifery care available to women with limited income.  BAMF is funded entirely by tax-deductible donations and is administered by an all-volunteer staff of midwives; the Fund is managed through The Circle of Life Foundation.

As midwives we strive to serve all women regardless of class or income.  Unfortunately we are finding it increasingly difficult to meet this goal without the help of the wider community.  BAMF provides loans to eligible MediCal recipients for midwifery care.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation and encouraging other members of your community to contribute to the fund so that midwives may continue the work of serving all women.  All donations are tax-deductible.

Send donations payable to:

Circle of Life Foundation c/o Bay Area Midwifery Fund

15 Valley Rd. Fairfax, CA 94930


Posted November 2, 2010 by Tres Lunas Midwifery