Birthing & Parenting ClassesIn Portland, Oregon

One Place For All Your Education Needs!

So you’re having a baby! It’s exciting and maybe a little overwhelming and there’s stuff you need to know. The Birth First Education Center is dedicated to helping your family thrive before, during, and after the birth of your baby by meeting your needs for information, education, and community. We offer in-person classes and groups at our comfortable and conveniently located brick-and-mortar space in Portland, Oregon. We’ve brought together Portland’s best experts in pregnancy, birthing, postpartum, infants, and parenting so they can share their knowledge and help prepare you for this big life transition.

Information You Can Trust!


Birth preparation classes to welcome your baby with confidence.


Parent education, community connection, and emotional support.



Trainings, workshops, and community for doulas and birth workers.

Your Comfort & Safety Is Important To Us


Most of our classes are in-person so you can get the hands-on learning and community connection you’re looking for.

Small Class Size

We keep class sizes small as part of our covid safety protocols and so you can get great personalized attention.

Covid Safe

In addition to small class size, we require masking for students and teachers, and we have rigerous cleaning protocols.


Our classes give you research-based information, tools, and resources so you can feel confident and prepared.

Expert Teachers

Our team of experienced and credentialed teachers are excited to empower you with knowledge you can use.


We’ve created an inclusive space where expecting parents and young families are welcomed and celebrated.

On-Site Parking

Our large parking lot makes attending parenting classes and groups easy even when you’ve got baby gear in tow.

Convenient Location

We are located in SW Portland just off of the I-5 at the Terwilliger Blvd Exit, and we’re on the #12 bus line. 

Comfortable Space

Our space is full of natural light, is air conditioned, has a kitchen stocked with tea, and two bathrooms with changing tables.

The Birth First Education Center Co-Founders

Rebecca, Brooke, and Liz created the Birth First Education Center to be a welcoming space in the Portland, Oregon where new and expecting families can find in-person education, support, and community all under one roof. Our goal is to contribute to positive pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting experiences while also supporting the most experienced birth, postpartum, infant, and child development professionals and educators in our local area. We hope that the Birth First Education Center will provide you with knowledge, confidence, and support.

Co-Owners, Birth First Education Center in Portland, Oregon

Kind Words From Our Lovely Clients

“Look no further. You have found your doulas. As first time parents, we appreciated every ounce of guidance Birth First Doulas had to give. I highly recommend Birth First Doulas, and if we have a second baby we’ll be sure to have them by our side again.”

Lindsay & Drew, NW Portland, Oregon

I found the Respectful Parenting Preparation Class to be the single most helpful class I’ve taken in preparation for the arrival of my baby.”

Abigail, Portland, Oregon

“We were so very blown away by Birth First Doulas’ professionalism and demeanor and instantly felt at ease with them. They completed our birth team and we are extraordinarily grateful to have had them woven into our birth story.”

Stephanie & Elliot, Beaverton, Oregon

Birth First Center

7800 SW Barbur Blvd. #3
Portland, Oregon 97219