Birthing Classes in Portland, Oregon

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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 birth classes and parenting classes in Portland, Oregon at our comfortable and conveniently located classroom within in Xenana Spa. 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 Classes, Portland Oregon
Classes and groups for information and community during pregnancy.


Couple In Labor
Birth preparation classes to welcome your baby with confidence.



Parenting Classes, Portland Oregon
Parent education, community connection, and emotional support.



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

Your Comfort & Safety Is Important To Us


Our classes are in-person so you can enjoy hands-on learning and community connection.

Small Class Size

We keep class sizes small so you can get great personalized attention and ask all your questions.

Comofortable Space

Our classroom is full of natural light, is air conditioned, and is located within the serenity of a spa setting.


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.


We’ve created an inclusive space where the diversities of expectant parents and families are welcomed and celebrated.

Free Parking

There is ample free street parking available which makes attending classes easy.

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. 

Vibrant Area

We are in the heart of SE Clinton’s best restaurants and cafes if you want to get some food before or after class.

The Birth First Education Center Co-Founders

Rebecca, Brooke, and Liz created the Birth First Education Center to be a welcoming space in 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

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

– Respectful Parenting Preparation Class Participant

“Pretty much every minute of the class taught me something new! It was extremely helpful, engaging, and the teacher made it easy to ask questions.

– Hands-On Birth Preparation Class Participant

Lots of good information! Helped us to fill in a lot of gaps in trying to imagine the postpartum weeks.”

– Newborn Care 101 Class Participant

We took several classes at BFD and were impressed with all of them. Their commitment to an inclusive environment and a safe environment were top tier. I would definitely recommend the doulas and classes at BFD!

– Amelia, Portland Oregon

Childbirth Education Classroom
Birth First Education Center Address

2024 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202