Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Wednesday, February 25th from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Athens Library

Erica Andrews and Lauren Genter sift through the various types of birth workers, and their designations, that we have in our community. Come find out the differences and similarities between them and bring your questions for an enlightening conversation about pregnancy and childbirth care options in our area.
Thanks to our February Meeting Sponsor:  Jennifer Cochran
Jennifer is a licensed massage therapist at Ping Fitness Center on the campus of Ohio
University and at the Athens Wellness Cooperative.   Jennifer offers a therapeutic blend of Swedish
and deep tissue massage, movement and myofascial release.  A graduate of Otterbein College, Ohio
University and Hocking College, Jennifer was drawn to massage therapy as a second career by the
desire to help people nurture and heal their bodies and minds.  While pregnant with her first child, Jennifer discovered the value of massage and osteopathic manipulation in relieving some of the aches and
 pains often associated with pregnancy. Jennifer has received training in Swedish massage, pre-natal massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, Reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy and polarity therapy.  She is experienced in working on pregnant women and new mothers to relieve pain and discomfort related to pregnancy and postpartum issues and to promote a sense of well-being as an expectant mother prepares for her birth.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


The Birth Circle is hosting a party at Casa Nueva for our former Executive Director, Molly Wales.  Join us in celebrating the incredible work she’s done for our community as we gather. 
Sunday, February 8th, from 1-4pm.


Thursday, February 5th 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!

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Wednesday, January 28th from 7:00 to 8:30pm 
at the Athens Library

If you have ever wondered what Placenta Encapsulation is and why anyone would do it, then this is the meeting for you.  Certified Birth Doula Rachel Szostek will explain the process a placenta goes through from birth to encapsulation with a slideshow and photos, she will explain the various ways you can use the placenta after birth, and share why some women choose to do placenta encapsulation.  Moms who have done this are welcome to come and share their stories as well.  Please bring your questions and join us for an informative start to the new year.

Thank you to our January Monthly Meeting Sponsor:

Music Together in Athens: NEW CLASSES AND MORE TIMES!!
In addition to the Music Together® Mixed-Age classes (birth to age 5), Laura Nadeau has announced that she will also be teaching Music Together® Babies (0-8 months) and Music Together Big Kids® (5-8 years old) starting this JANUARY 16th at ARTS/West! Visit the Music Together in Athens website to learn more about this amazing research-based music curriculum and register your family for Winter Semester featuring The Bells Collection! If you need any additional information feel free to contact Laura Nadeau at nadeau68@gmail.comor 740-707-9736

Monday, January 5, 2015


Thursday, January 8th 
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!

Friday, December 26, 2014


Wednesday, December 31st *at Eclipse Company Store*
5:00 to 7:30pm, the ball drops at 7:00pm

Athens' only family friendly New Year's Eve party is sure to be a hit for the entire family!  Located at Kiser's Barbeque at Eclipse, this year's JIVE! party will feature Kiser's pizza, Fluff bakery desserts, and other local eats.  As for drinks, the kids can enjoy Snowville Creamery chocolate milk while the adults can choose from a variety of local brews, including Jackie O's.  Entertainment will include dancing, face painting, a photo booth, and more, as we expand to the upstairs portion of the Eclipse Company Store.  The MC for the evening will give away a variety of door prizes donated by local businesses.  Also new this year: a nursing room for new babies and their families.  Don't miss this opportunity to come out with other families and support the Athens Birth Circle!  Tickets go on sale December 3rd via our website ( and will also be available in person at Fluff Bakery.

Please also support our generous sponsors:

Ohio University Credit Union
The Liz Maule Team of the Athens Real Estate Company
Fluff Bakery
Kiser's Barbeque

Stuart's Opera House
Cradled in Joy Birth Services
Athens Mini Maestros
Donkey Coffee
The Farmacy
Better than Organic: Spa, Beauty, and Personal Care
Inhale Yoga
Snowville Creamery
The Athens Real Estate Company

Monday, December 1, 2014


Thursday, December 4th 
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!