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Thursday, April 2nd from 3:00 to 5:00pm

Come and join us in the kids’ section of the Athens Library for two hours of play, socializing and support. All ages are welcome!



Saturday, April 18th at 10:00am, ARTS/West

Join us at this FREE event sponsored by The Birth Circle and Better Than Organic as we help families around the globe set a new Guinness World Record for most babies changed into a cloth diaper at the same time! There will be activities, coloring, music, cloth diaper education, AND free goody bags for the first 50 participants and plenty of raffles and fun!!!

We will also be holding a cloth diaper drive to collect clean, used cloth diapers for families in need. For more information visit the event page on facebook.



May 9th from 10am to 2pm

Your whole family is invited!  We’ll have activities for all ages, including kids yoga demos with Renee Warner Ripple and Music Together.  We’ll have dozens of vendors for you to connect with, including doctors, midwives, doulas, birth educators, massage therapists, social services, photographers and many vendors selling locally handcrafted family friendly items(think bibs, soaps, baby shoes,etc) and reps selling diapers, tupperware and many other items you just might need.  We’re receiving great donations for our raffle prizes so make sure you stop on over for your chance to connect, learn and hopefully win some great stuff!

If you provide a service to families, please consider being a vendor and a sponsor. It’s a great way to support families, including yours!  Contact Laura (Post) Lindner at  for more information on vending, sponsoring and volunteering for this great community event! For more information visit the event page on facebook.

PowerPoints from Recent Meetings
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.

2012 Impact Survey Results

In early 2012 we conducted an impact survey of over 200 Birth Circle participants, to help measure our impact and ensure that we are meeting our mission. The results were very interesting and very helpful, and you can see them here. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Read our 2011 Newsletter

We are excited to share with you how much we have accomplished in 2011, and how your contributions and support have made a
difference in the lives of so many Athens area families! Read our newsletter here.

Natural Toys Donated to Birth Circle for Monthly Meetings
Our sincerest thanks to Coral Marie ( and 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

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

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