Birthing Classes in 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 birth and parenting classes in Portland, Oregon at our comfortable and conveniently located brick-and-mortar space. 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!
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.
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.
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.
Our large parking lot makes attending parenting classes and groups easy even when you’ve got baby gear in tow.
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.
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 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.
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