February 2016 News & Events

Big Heart

Hello Everyone and Happy February!

In this season of love and appreciation for one another, we set our sights on snuggling in with those that we care about. Our monthly meeting on Baby & Child Wearing fits the bill as we call on local community experts (i.e. veteran moms and dads) to show us the ropes and share the reasons why “wearing baby” can work for you and your family. We hope that you will join us for this enlightening meeting.  In the meantime, we would love to see you and your family at our monthly Playgroup for some socializing and fun.

This evening is our monthly Loss Support Group meeting as well, and we hope that you will join us and share your loving thoughts and experiences of the little ones in our community whose lives were all too brief.

If you would like to support the Birth Circle’s various programs and groups, including our Loss Resources, you can do so in several ways. You can learn more about these opportunities by following this link or by clicking on the “Support the Birth Circle” tab on our website.  We sincerely appreciate your contributions and generosity!

Have a wonderful week and we hope to see you all soon!


Claudia Bashaw

Executive Director, The Birth Circle





Wednesday, February 24th

from 7:00 to 8:30pm

at the Athens Library

We’re bringing in the experts to cover the uses of a wide variety of slings and baby carriers for this month’s meeting.  Experienced moms and dads who have learned the ins and outs of “wearing” their children will discuss the benefits and difficulties of using various carriers from birth through toddlerhood and beyond. Bring your questions and children and we’ll supply the carriers and experts!

Monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Children welcome to attend.

Birth Circle monthly meetings are co-sponsored by

the Athens County Public Library



Thursday, February 18th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Athens Community Church

219 Columbus Rd, # A, Athens, Ohio 45701

Let’s create Valentine’s Day cards together! Bring your little one and make some beautiful pieces of art to share and enjoy during this month of love. Lunch will be provided and transportation is available by contacting athensbirthcircle@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!!



Thursday, February 4th


Athens Library Children’s Section

Winter has arrived and we all need a reason to get out of the house, so come join us for two hours of fun and conversation every first Thursday of the month. All ages are welcome, and we hope to see you there!



Thursday, February 4th


Central Avenue Church–73 Central Ave. in Athens

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 the 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. Please let us know if you will be bringing any children so that we can provide enough supervision.

Big Heart

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