Santa Monica's Childbirth Education Center... Birth and

Santa Monica's Childbirth Education Center... Birth and

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1750 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 206, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Childbirth Education Classes for all Stages

Lizabeth Baker-Wade, RN
Childbirth Education Classes
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Birth Basics Crash Course
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Infant CPR
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Vaccine Workshop
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Mommy & Me - every Tuesday!
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Natural Childbirth Class
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Prepared Childbirth Class

Natural Childbirth

Labor Basics Crash Course

Labor Doula Services
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Cesarean Section Class

Newborn Care

Infant CPR

Birthing from Within

Hypnosis for Birth Preparation

Pre and Postnatal Massage

Not sure which classes to take to prepare for your birth?

Please read the descriptions and decide which Childbirth Class best suits your needs. The core classes we recommend taking during the 3rd Trimester.

We are happy to help you through e-mail or by phone, just click on the contacts page to reach any instructor.

and Beyond

Parenting Journeys Working Moms Group

Mommy & Me – A Group for New Moms

Moms 40+ Discussion Group

Postpartum Challenges Support Group

Postpartum Doula Referral Program

Outside the Box

The Beyond birth classes are wonderful learning experiences to give you a better understanding of your newborn and their needs.

Learn how to tune-in to your babies cues, soothing techniques, massage, parenting skills and so much more.

Specialty Classes

Best Fit

Having twins or more? Want to learn fun massage techniques with your partner? Need to know about your rights during pregnancy? Are you beyond all that and looking forward to preschool?

Our instructors will teach you how to get your body back into shape after your delivery, massage your partner into bliss and find the right school for your child. Please contact the instructor directly by clicking on the Contacts Page.
Special Services
Private consultation and instruction is available. To find out more, click on the "Special Services" link to the right.

About Us


We are a group of professionals and specialists in the field of Childbirth education and lactation education in Santa Monica. Founder Lizabeth Baker-Wade, RN opened Birth and Beyond four years ago to a roaring start and soon after joined her company Birth and Beyond with Cheryl Baker, founder of Birth Partners to form what is now Santa Monica’s premier Childbirth education center. “It just keeps getting better and more fun!” Liz says.

Lizabeth Baker-Wade, RN. Has spent the last sixteen years working as a labor and delivery nurse. “I know what new parents want to learn and I tell it like it is. My information is direct from the delivery room.”

Cheryl Baker is a 20 + year veteran of the labor room in the capacity as this city’s most raved about labor Doula. Cheryl is a DONA certified Labor Doula, Certified Bradley Educator and Certified Lactation Educator from UCLA. She has been a birth attendant for over 500 births and is an expert in her field. "I keep my classes fresh and fun, teaching couples tips and tricks from a doula's prespective. I know what works in the labor room."

“Our instructors are the best in town”. A Licensed Physical Therapist, Licensed massage therapist, Certified CPR instructor, Happiest Baby on the Block instructors and our Pediatric Nurse practitioner teaching Infant Care are just a little part of our growing family. Our Mommy and Me facilitators are experts in the field of infant development. We have a growing number of ongoing workshops and educational seminars for both parents and professionals . There’s so much more so take a look inside…

Lizabeth Baker-Wade, R.N.
Labor and Delivery Nurse, Childbirth Educator.

Cheryl K. Baker CCE, CD, CLE
Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula, Certified Lactation Educator.

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