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(650) 712-1650

625 Purissima Street Suite C

Half Moon Bay, Ca 94019


Coastside Birth Options 

2019 Class Descriptions

625 Purissima St., Ste. C

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

24 hours RSVP Required to attend a class:

(650) 712-1650

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Acupressure For Childbirth

This class will cover a few key acupressure points taken from Chinese Medicine. We will go over what points to use for weeks 40+ to help encourage relaxation and preparation, points to help with the build-up to active labor to help create calm and focus, and points to help with a few post-partum discomforts like soreness and fatigue. You’ll leave feeling empowered, knowing your body can do what it needs to do with a little encouragement. Partners are welcomed and encouraged to join! 

with Christy McKee

Baby’s Best First Foods

First foods and beyond. Learn ancient traditions handed down from mother to mother to nourish your baby, toddler, or child.

with Christy McKee

Nibbles for Littles-Baby’s First Foods With A Chinese Flair!

This class will explore the best first foods based on Chinese Medicine. We will go over the basics of Chinese medicine, especially how it relates to digestion. We’ll identify the best foods for sensitive stomachs, as well as foods good for nursing mamas. Often, the best way to nourish baby is to nourish the mama! You’ll leave feeling confident in what you are feeding your baby during those exciting months of learning to eat! Examples of foods (read: snacks!) will be included.

with Christy

And Baby Makes Four!

Consider your elder child’s transition into siblinghood.

We will discuss the dynamics of how to make this transition flow easier, and be a celebratory moment in your family’s story.

with Samantha

Baby Signing

Yes, babies can communicate sooner than you think, even before verbal articulation. Learn about this variation of American Sign Language, just for babies. Basic signs include those for eating time, potty time, nap time, and others. Learning these simple signs and teaching them to your baby can reduce baby’s frustration to communicate and let you know what they need.

with Samantha

Back to Work Class

Learn how to return to work while maintaining a breastfeeding relationship. Mock pumping schedules, supply management, pumping rights in the workplace are just a few topics that will be discussed. Babies and childcare providers are welcome!

with Maggie Kier

BirthDance™: Combining Yoga, Movement & Fun Rhythms!

Join Samantha for a fusion of meditative yoga and moving your hips to fun, rhythms! Prenatal and PostPartum Mamas with pre-crawling babes welcome! Samantha's dance, yoga, doula, and integrative woman's health background will help you to relax and open, and then let your baby help heal your wombs post-partum.

with Samantha

The Birth Companion Guided Visualization

How are you feeling about the birth of your baby and becoming a parent? If you'd like to add more excitement and joy in and a little less worry then this class is for you. This 90 min group hypnosis will be a deep dive into what it means to be a birth companion for those with an expecting partner. You will experience how to embrace your role in the birthing process through guided visualizations and start mentally preparing for the arrival of your baby and beyond.

with Erin Acharya

Blood Sweat and Tears: The Real Postpartum

You spend months planning our perfect birth, preparing for that magical moment when a baby is placed in our arms. But... what comes next? Midwife (and mother) Emily Deckenback, LM CPM talks frankly about the physical and hormonal changes to your body that come in those first days, weeks, and months after your baby is born. Nothing is off-limits. We talk about bleeding, pooping, crying, lactating, and postpartum sex in a judgment-free class that respects all birth plans and welcomes all birthing persons and their support network.

with Emily Deckenback

Bonding with Baby

This is a hands-on, interactive workshop where parent and baby are encouraged to just enjoy one another.  Structured activities based off of PRIDE goals (praise, reflect, imitate, describe & enjoy) are utilized. This workshop teaches parents the power of "attention" and how it is such an important parenting tool, not only for bonding with our little angels but in setting the template for managing challenging future behaviors as well.  


Note: This class is open to mothers & their partners.  Babies & toddlers required!

with Lindsay Voyles

Breastfeeding Support Group for 0 - 4 months

IBCLC will lead a group with Q + A from attendees who are breastfeeding newborns and up to 4months. Topics typically include supply management, pumping around working schedules, eating and sleeping habits for both mom and baby. Any questions are always welcome, as it’s a group let session.

with Maggie Kier

Breastfeeding Support Group for 4 months - 2 years

American Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and continued breastfeeding with an introduction to solids at 6 months- minimally up to 1 year of life. This group is designed to support mothers through the change in habits and provide tools for mothers to breastfeed through babies milestones such as teething and introduction to solids.

with Maggie Kier

Cutting the Cord: Letting Go of Birth Trauma Through Guided Visualizations

If your birth didn't go the way you expected and you find yourself holding on to unhelpful feelings, this group hypnosis will help you release those feelings. Cutting the cord to those feelings will allow you to reframe your experience so that you can move forward toward peace, healing and acceptance. Most participants will gain a lot of benefit from group hypnosis, however, for those needing deeper one-on-one hypnosis, this 90 minute class can be a great introduction into your future work.

with Erin Acharya

Healthy Mind/ Body Connection. Fertility, Pregnancy & Beyond

Description coming soon

with Erin Acharya

Honoring Thy Womb

In the life of a woman, she will experience life, loss, grief, joy, love and sadness. Join us in creating a
group of Wombmyn…sharing our experiences, processing through the losses, the pain, the joy and the
ecstasies through the written word, visual expression, ceremony and movement.

with Samantha

Homeschooling, Allowing Family to be Our Children’s Center:

The Possibilities for Now and the Future

Children learn through play, love, and laughter and being in our arms how to be self-assured, loving
Citizens of the World. Join us for a discussion of what is homeschooling, how to homeschool, whether it
is a fit for now or the future. We will discuss the simplicity, the abundant social aspects, and the
legalities of homeschooling and more!

with Samantha

Hypnosis, Intro: A Parent’s Tool of Change

There is a reason people have problems losing weight, have anxiety, can't get rid of bad habits or whatever else is holding them back from being who they really are.  The reason is that no one ever teaches us how to use our brains and minds to let go of all worries, change our habits of body and mind, and get curious about who we are and who we want to be.


This class will introduce you to the tools you need to make changes in your life and be free to be who you really are, changing and growing each day.

with Erin Acharya


HypnoBirthing prepares the mind in order to prepare the body for a comfortable and calm birth. It is as much a philosophy as a it is a method or practice for birthing. The HypnoBirthing philosophy is based on the premise that with the right preparation and information, a healthy woman carrying a healthy baby and having a healthy pregnancy is able to have a comfortable and gentle birth. This is accomplished through:

Getting the right info about your body, your baby's body and birth

Preparing the mind through fear release and relaxation techniques

Preparing the body by practicing breathing and positions.

with Erin Acharya

Tools for HypnoBirthing: Instinctive Birth

Birth can be a calm and beautiful experience, despite what you’ve heard. If you know that there must be a better way, then you are right! If you are interested in having a calm and instinctive birth or would like to learn more about it, then this class is for you.

with Erin Acharya

Infant Potty Training, Intro

This class discusses how to tune into your child’s cues, allowing your little ones to become in tune with
their body’s rhythms. If you are wanting to save diapers, lessen laundry, and help support your little one
in being diaper free, sooner, this is the class for you, partner, caregiver, and family.

with Samantha

Returning to Intamacy

 When PostPartum Mamas experience birth, their bodies and brains change. The dynamic of breasts feeding babies, and co-sleeping, is unknown territory for new parents to traverse. How do you find the sweetness of intimacy as a couple, re-create and continue the integrity of strength, as the nucleus of the family? We will discuss how to navigate this new territory and begin your future together, as loving parents and partners.

with Samantha

Infant Massage Classes for Parents & Caregivers

Is your baby experiencing colic, times of stress and upset, or would you just like to learn a new way to
increase your bond with baby? Bring your towels, blankets, pillows for floor sitting with your favorite
natural/organic oil or lotion and learn how to nurture your baby in a whole new way!
Newborns to toddlers alike will love this class with Moms, Dads, grandparents and caregivers.

with Samantha

Mama Mechanics 

Mamahood is a physical activity. The body mechanics (feeding, lifting, carrying etc.) mamas do matter! Come learn proper body mechanics and exercises to prevent common injuries experienced during the postpartum period (back, SI, hip, knee, shoulder, wrist, etc. pain).

with Jen Kinder

Mama Self Care: How Stressed Are You? 

Don’t underestimate stress…it is one of the most powerful factors of our health, our child’s health and
our familial health. It is stated among scientific research that mothers of young children lead the most
stressful lives of all. So how can we care for ourselves so we can thrive within this time of our lives?
Come discuss, learn and listen to wise ways that have been time proven.

with Samantha

From Mothers Milk to the First Bite: Nursing, Weaning & First Foods

From Mother’s Milk to the First Bite: Nursing, Weaning & First Foods with Samantha
Join us while we discuss and share our experiences, joys, frustrations, and how we transition with our
baby growing, changing and having new needs and wants.

with Samantha

Mindful Mamas

This ongoing monthly workshop-style class is geared towards the busy and sometimes stressed
out mama or mama-to-be who finds herself frequently being pulled in a myriad of different directions throughout the day-caring for little ones, running a household, and making sure everyone and everything is adequately functioning.  If you can relate to this scenario, this workshop can provide you with new tools to help you slow down, breathe, and regain your sense of presence. 

 Simple and easy-to-use exercises are taught in a group format which can then be practiced at home and in your daily life.  Activities will vary by session, but will include: breathing exercises, guided imagery & meditation techniques, utilizing mantras & intention setting, journaling, collage-making, light movement, and other hands-on activities geared towards connecting us communally as women & mothers but also connecting each of us to our own inner nurturer.

Note: This is an adult female-only workshop

with Lindsay Voyles

The Pelvic Floor & Beyond

Come learn about the pelvic floor muscles, conditions commonly associated with them (did you know it is never normal to leak?), and beginning exercises to bring awareness to these important muscles. Session is appropriate for all mamas, including those who are pregnant.

with Jen Kinder

Pediatric CPR/AED & Basic First Aid

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving children and infants and meet OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. 

The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion. Allow approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the online portion. 

Upon successful completion of the full course, you will receive a certificate Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.   An extra module covering Anaphylaxis and using an EpiPen will also be covered

Cost: $145 for Non–CBO  Members and $115 for CBO Members
Please call 650 576 5665 or email to book

Workshop with Maria

Pregnancy Glow Meditation

If you've discovered your pregnant and have some confusing feelings about being pregnant, giving birth and becoming a parent then this group hypnosis, like a guided meditation, is for you. Join us for an evening of empowering journeys while you connect with your body, your baby and the future with one more in your tribe.

with Erin Acharya

Presentation on Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

An informative and psychoeducational presentation on what these conditions are and what mothers and their partners should be aware of.  We will look at various treatment options (medical, herbal, therapy, holistic). Question & Answer session at end of presentation is offered to address any pertinent questions which may arise during the presentation. 

with Lindsay Voyles

Prenatal Breastfeeding & Pumping

An introduction, IBCLC, on babies first latch and first few days. Topics will include baby behaviors, nipple care, and hygiene and pumping.

with Maggie Kier

Prenatal Partners Workshop

Consider a moment of time to bond with your birth partner to the deepest level, as you prepare for birth. Through breathing, meditation, yogic positions, massage, and loving intention, we will move through the dance of labor and birth; empowering your partner with tools to support birthing mama!

Bring a light snack and water to sustain you, while wearing stretchy clothing to move in.

*This workshop is additionally offered to Non-Members$150., CBO Members Rate-$120.

with Samantha

Safe Return to Fitness

This class is focused on the postpartum mama looking to return safely to fitness. Common conditions, signs, and symptoms to look out for will be discussed. Participants will be assessed for diastasis recti and given a beginning tool to start feeling re-connected to their body.

with Jen Kinder

The Sleep Dance: The Where & How's

We will discuss Shut-Eye. How much do we need as parents, lactating or not? How do we accumulate
more hours? Do we share our bed or not? How do we transition from the bed or night wean? How have
you done this dance and what has been ideal for you and your family?

with Samantha

The Traveling Child

Don’t despair! Traveling can be enjoyable and relaxing with your child, whether a babe, toddler, or older! Come learn how to prepare for traveling via plane, trains, ferries, and automobiles.

with Samantha

Treating Coughs from your Kitchen Cupboard

Drug-free home remedies for coughs, colds, and fevers for newborns to kids.

with Christy McKee

Conscious Vaccination

Should you or shouldn’t you vaccinate? With the current California law, and parents concerns of multiple vaccinations being given to infants, what will your family choice be? Do you have a supportive pediatrician to listen and support your family’s wishes?. Join Emily and Samantha to discuss their parenting journey, traversing through this dilemma, and hear some evidence based information, as well as, learn of supportive pediatric care.

with Emily & Samantha