Who We Are

Logo white space (640x480)The Birth Circle is an informational discussion and support group for pregnant women, their partners, and new parents in the Athens, Ohio area. It is a group that gathers once a month to share in each other’s lives, creating a sense of community through the experience of parenthood.

The Birth Circle promotes a feeling of openness, encouraging women and their partners to share their thoughts or concerns about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.

As a group, we explore all options available to birthing families, with emphasis on supporting each other while sharing resources that contribute to knowledge and understanding of alternatives.

In addition to the monthly meeting featuring guest speakers and discussion topics related to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting, we also provide services such as Meals for Moms (free meals for families with new babies, prepared and delivered by Birth Circle volunteers), and a lending library of books, DVDs, and birth accessories.


We are a 501-c-3 organization so all funds donated to our work are tax deductible.

To read the Bylaws of this organization click here.


Contact Info

Email: athensbirthcircle@gmail.com

Phone: 740-652-MAMA (6262)


Executive Director
Ariel Carver


Assistant Director
Julia Farver



Board Members

Amy Kovach (joined July 2014), President

Carolyn Hain (joined Dec 2014), Vice President

Beverly Osterland (joined Dec 2014), Treasurer

Peggy Lewis (joined April 2016), Secretary

Christin Butler (joined Oct 2015)

Tricia Ryan (joined April 2016)

Katie Pearce (joined Sept 2017)

Cassie Meek (joined Jan 2018)

Erica Andrews (joined Jan 2018)


Meals for Moms Coordinator: Ariel Carver, arielrose.carver@gmail.com

Play Group Coordinators: Amy Kovach amykovach@hotmail.com & Carolyn Hain carolynhain@gmail.com