Monthly Meetings and Support Groups

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings include sharing of birth stories, and presentations and discussion topics related to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. We gather to share in each other’s lives, creating a sense of community through the experience of parenthood. As a group, we explore all options available to birthing families, while promoting a feeling of openness. All backgrounds, experiences and choices are honored. We encourage you to share your thoughts or concerns, and if you have any issues you would like to address more privately, there is always time after the meeting to talk one-on-one.

Monthly meetings are held 7:00-8:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month (*except April, **August, ***November, and ****December) at the Athens Public Library’s large meeting room.  At the meeting we provide access to a lending library of books, DVDs and birth accessories. Meetings are free and open to the public.  30 Home Street, Athens, OH, 45701.

*In April we are working hard to bring you the Pregnancy & Baby Fair and will not have a monthly meeting.

**In August we have our annual picnic instead of the monthly meeting. Join us the last Wednesday in August for some fun before summer is over! Bring a picnic dinner for your family (please note this is not a potluck) and socialize with Birth Circle families new and old. Please check our current calendar for this year’s location and times!

***In some years, the November meeting will take place on the last Tuesday of the month to avoid the Thanksgiving holiday. Please check our current calendar!

****There is no monthly meeting in December. We put all our effort into our fantastic family-friendly New Year’s Eve event, JIVE!

*****BECOME AN EVENING SPONSOR*****
Want an easy way to get the word out about your business, services, or new program AND support The Birth Circle at the same time? Well, we’ve got just the opportunity for you! Contact Claudia and Julia at athensbirthcircle@gmail.com for more information about how you can sponsor one of our Monthly Meetings.


Loss Support

Contact the Birth Circle to be connected with someone who has experienced loss or attend our monthly support group. The support group is held on the first Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:00 at Central Avenue Church, 73 Central Avenue, Athens. Childcare is available.

athensbirthcircle@gmail.com, Autumn 740-541-2041, Emily 740-808-2448

Visit our loss resources page for additional help.

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Young Moms’ Group

This group began as a way to continue support after Prepared Mommy Camp. The Young Moms’ Group is open to any moms who started families in their teens or early 20’s. The group gets together monthly at different locations to share and support each other while their kids play. Connect with other moms and their kids for a fun time learning, sharing and playing. Please see our calendar for upcoming meetings and/or contact coordinator Amber Dellinger, athensbirthcircle@gmail.com, for more information.


Additional Support

Struggling with infertility and/or pregnancy loss is extremely stressful, oftentimes is very isolating, and takes a toll on our lives, our relationships, and our overall well-being.  Contact us if you would like to be connected with someone who can help.

athensbirthcircle@gmail.com or 740-652-6262