Welcome to the Birth Circle!
Based in Athens, Ohio, our mission is to educate, support and empower women and families as they journey through pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period, and early childhood. By making families aware of the resources available to them, we hope to build community – which may be just as important as anything else we do.
|PowerPoints from Recent Meetings|
|Growing Together Through the Toddler Years. Presented to The Birth Circle by Dr. Sharon Carver, January 2016.
PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION by Certified Birth Doula Rachel Szostek. Presented to The Birth Circle in January, 2015.
Birth Control After Baby: by Dr. Katy Kropf of University Medical Associates. Presented to The Birth Circle in November, 2012.
Prenatal Testing: A Presentation by Dr. Catherine Coats of Holzer Clinic. Presented to The Birth Circle in September, 2012.
Natural Toys Donated to Birth Circle for Monthly Meetings Our sincerest thanks to Coral Marie (www.coralmarie.com) and www.aToyGarden.com for donating adorable, natural, creative toys to The Birth Circle! These toys are available for babies and children to play with at all monthly meetings. If you or your company would like to donate new, natural toys, please contact us.
Raising Awareness of Midwifery in Appalachian Ohio In 2010 The Birth Circle received a grant from The Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery, for our project, “Raising Awareness of Midwifery in Appalachian Ohio.” One aspect of the project was to give a free copy of Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth to pregnant Birth Circle attendees. Here some of them share how the book affected their hopes, choices and birth experiences. View the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMtEYmecMGM
We are excited about our promotional video by Sway the Cloud! Let us know what you think.