the birth circle of Athens, Ohio

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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.

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