Birth Bridges:
A Perinatal Collaborative

Connecting Birth Professionals in the East Bay

Next Event: Best Practices for Hospital Transport

October 16 from 6:15-8:45 PM

Kaiser Oakland Medical Center, Lower Level Conference Room B

Speakers: Diane Holzer LM, CPM, PA-C and Eva Goodfriend-Reano CNM

All are invited! This presentation is appropriate for inpatient and out-of-hospital providers, midwives of all backgrounds, physicians, nurses, doulas, educators, pediatrics, emergency department personnel and anyone with interest in supporting birthing families!

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to describe: a. The background of the Homebirth Consensus Summit, b. Best practices for out-of-hospital birth attendants and caregivers who are transporting families to an inpatient setting, c. Best practices for in-hospital birth attendants and caregivers who are receiving families from an out-of-hospital setting. 

Two units of CE will be provided by the Bay Area Chapter of the California Nurse-Midwives Association, Provider Number 16805.

Suggested CE fee of $10-20. Students free. No one turned away for lack of funds.

RSVP required - register here!

About Us

Our Mission

We are a consortium of perinatal health professionals committed to offering support and enhancing the communication between providers to improve outcomes, access and experience for families in all birth settings. 

Our Vision

Families and providers experience the benefits of seamless, respectful communication and reciprocal transfer of trust. 

Our Values

We value: respectful communication, inclusivity, diversity, integrity, lifelong learning, and the richness in the varied educational backgrounds and unique experiences of the perinatal health professionals in our community. 

Our Goals


Information sharing, education and trust building through community events.


Create opportunities for and support local efforts to address disparities in perinatal care for clients and providers. 


Provide resources for hospital-based and out-of-hospital providers to process, problem-solve, and facilitate quality improvement. 

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