The Birth Circle is a safe, nonjudgmental forum to share experiences, ask questions, connect with members of the local birth community, or just to listen and be a part of the experience. We are working toward the goal of empowering women to take control of their births, to provide them with caring support, sound guidance, and evidence-based information, and to create a safe place for encouragement, healing and connection.
Birth Circle Locations:
Phoenix Birth Circle
Date: 2nd Thursday of each month
4332 N 24th Street
Birth Circle Hostess: Sommer
West Valley Birth Circle
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Location: Pink Fitness
9794 W Peoria Ave #3
Peoria, AZ 85345
Birth Circle Hostess: Sarah
East Valley Birth Circle
Date: 4th Tuesday of each month
Time: 7: 15pm
Location: Sozo Coffeehouse
1982 N Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224
Birth Circle Hostess: Noelia
2013 Birth Circle Topics!
January ~ The Beauty of Pregnancy: Celebrating the Changes
February ~ Birth in the Media: How does it affect us?
March ~ Preparing for Childbirth: Comfort Measures and Birth Plans
April ~ Birth Location: Which is right for you? Hospital/Birth Center/Home?
May ~ The Fourth Trimester: What you need to know
June ~ Preparing Your Birth Place: What, Where, How, and When
July ~Doulas- What is a doula and how can one support your birth?
August ~ Mothering the Mother: Pregnancy and post-partum care
September ~ Pre-Conceptions About Childbirth
October ~ Adding a New Baby: How does that change things?
November ~ Epidurals: What's the Big Deal?
December ~ Baby-Wearing: Benefits and carriers
*Some dates changed due to holidays, please see website to verify dates.
Babies are welcome; in arms only
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(Connection . Advocacy . Resources . Education)
Doula C.A.R.E is a networking, support and education group for birth doulas, post-partum doulas and other labor support professionals. Informal monthly meetings focus on topics related to the realities of being a doula, and of running a labor support business. We also plan to organize trainings and other continuing education opportunities, as well work towards the creation of alliances with other related professions (such as Labor and Delivery Nurses.
Date: First Monday of each month*
Location: Rotating locations
*If the 1st Monday of the month falls on a holiday, the meeting will take place the following Monday.
Please contact Pam DeGraff at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting information.
There is also a yahoo doula group, and a facebook page. Please ask the Doula C.A.R.E. members for this information.
Meetings are open to everyone. Please feel free to bring light refreshments to share if you want. Babies in arms are welcome.