July Meeting Resources 2016

Thanks to Sarah Saxbe for joining us last night for the July meeting! We enjoyed hearing about the Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Teen and Pregnant program and learning more about types of birth control. Click here to view a pdf of their contraceptive options brochure or for more of their resources, go to http://www.ohiobetterbirthoutcomes.org/obbo-resources/.

You may contact Sarah if you have any questions: sarah.saxbe@nationwidechildrens.org

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • Prepare a meal for a family with a new baby! We have several families with new babies who would love to receive meals now and later this summer! Our Meals for Moms program is one of the Birth Circle’s greatest success stories. Postpartum families who would like to have help in the form of meals may sign up with us sometime during their pregnancy. After the baby arrives, the family notifies the Meals for Moms coordinator, who then organizes the meals. Meals are prepared and delivered by Birth Circle volunteers like YOU. If you are interested cooking a meal, please click here to fill out our online form or contact coordinator Ariel Carver, arielrose.carver@gmail.com.

 

  • Nelsonville Library’s Breastfeeding Diaper Changing Respite at the Parade of the Hills–Wednesday August 17th and Thursday August 18th, anytime between 1-5pm
    Volunteers needed to “woman” and “man” this oasis for parents & caregivers.
    Contact The Birth Circle at athensbirthcircle@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

 

  • Annual Birth Circle La Leche League Yard Sale–August 26th 27th
    Donations of mama and baby-related items needed. Drop off at 102 Sunnyside, Athens!
    Volunteers needed beforehand for sorting, pricing and set-up
    Volunteers needed each day of the sale for various tasks
    Contact Carolyn Hain to sign up, carolynhain@gmail.com, or check out the event on Facebook.

 

  • Paw Paw Festival Breastfeeding Diaper Changing Tent–September 16th-18th
    Donations of snacks, bottled water, diapers wipes needed
    Volunteers needed to check in and restock items including snacks as needed
    Contact Rachel Szostek for more information: szostekrachel@gmail.com

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July 2016 News & Events

Good Morning Everyone!
We have a great month of activities ahead of us here at the Birth Circle! We hope that you will join us for one or all of these wonderful ways to gather and enjoy the season together.  See you soon!

Warmly,
Claudia Bashaw
Executive Director, The Birth Circle
www.athensbirthcircle.com

740-652-6262

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BIRTH CONTROL BENEFITS & METHODS
Wednesday, July 27th
7 to 8:30pm
Athens Public Library
If you are wondering what your current choices for birth control are, or if you’ve felt overwhelmed by the options available, this is the meeting for you!  Sarah Saxbe, Program Coordinator for Nationwide Childrens’ Teen and Pregnant Program and BC for Teens Program, joins us this month to talk about the different methods available to you, including STD prevention, as well as how to access these birth control options and other related health-care resources in our community.  Come with your questions and experiences to share!
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BIRTH CIRCLE & LA LECHE LEAGUE YARD SALE
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We are looking for donations for our annual yard sale which will take place on Friday, August 26th from noon-5pm and Saturday, August 27th from 8am-2pm at the East State Street Shelter (near the Community Pool). If you have maternity, baby and child-related items to donate which are gently used and in good working order, please bring them to 102 Sunnyside in Athens. For more information, you can email Carolyn at carolynhain@gmail.com. If you would like a donation receipt, please contact Claudia at athensbirthcircle@gmail.com. Thank you to everyone who has already donated!!!
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TEEN & YOUNG MOM SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, July 27th
12 – 2 pm
Wolf Tree Collective, 74 E. State Street, Athens

This group for young moms began as a way to continue support after Prepared Mommy Camp. The group meets once a month. This month’s meeting is a potluck. Bring food to share! Young moms are welcome to attend with their children.

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JULY PLAY GROUP
Thursday, July 7th
3 to 5 pm
Athens Public Library, Kids’ Section
Beat the heat and join us for our July Play Group.  We always enjoy seeing kids of all ages and their parents or caregivers and we hope we’ll see you there next week!
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JULY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP PICNIC
Thursday, July 7th
6:30 to 8pm
South Side Park Playground (Shelter), Richland Avenue in Athens
 *** NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION THIS MONTH****
If you are in need of support because of a pregnancy loss or the loss of your child, you are welcome to join us every first Thursday of the month for this support group.  These meetings are free and facilitated by a professional social worker.  All family members, such as grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, as well as friends are welcome.  Childcare is provided.