Pregnancy + Birth

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“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”
~ Laura Stavoe

I strongly believe that doing prenatal yoga at Open Circle helped me stay strong and pain-free through my pregnancy, and recover more quickly after delivery. I learned so much from my teacher, whose knowledge of anatomy is incredibly detailed, about how the body changes in pregnancy and during delivery. I relied on laboring positions and breathing I learned in prenatal yoga during my labor. Open Circle provides a wonderful and welcoming atmosphere for moms both before and after pregnancy!

A.S., mother and MD, Providence

Pregnancy is a time of great change. Your body, relationships and identity will be transforming as your baby grows inside you. This can be exciting and wonderful, or scary and overwhelming. Many times, it is all of this at once!

Open Circle offers Pregnancy + Birth Education, Yoga + Fitness, Massage, Breastfeeding and Community Groups to support and empower the whole you –body, heart and mind. While with us, support your physical and emotional health, explore your options in medical and community support, and share time and experiences with other pregnant women and families.

©Copyright 2017 Providence Photographer

—  Pregnancy + Birth Services  —

©Copyright 2017 Providence Photographer

Yoga & Fitness

Expectant mothers explore the changes their bodies are undergoing, and prepare for the brilliant and intense experience of childbirth and mothering. Classes focus on providing structural support during pregnancy and preparing for labor.

Doula Services

Work with professionals trained to support families during birth and after the baby is born. Doulas work independently with families to provide informational, emotional, physical and practical support.

Prenatal Massage

Therapeutic massage specially structured to decrease the common physical discomforts of pregnancy, help prepare the body for labor, and support faster healing after labor.

Support Groups

Groups for parents and parents-to-be providing support and information in an inclusive community setting. We have groups for: New Mothers, New Fathers, LGBT Parents, Parents of Ill or Special Needs, Pregnancy and Loss, Parenting, and Fertility Support.

Birth Education

Join other expecting families to explore the journey of birth and prepare for your newborn’s arrival. Learn through experiential exercises, mindfulness practices and theory. Discover how to be empowered in your choices and experience, while letting go to the uncontrollable nature of birth and parenting.

Practitioners

Open Circle’s Independent Partner Professionals offer additional holistic services to our clientele, including: acupuncture, bodywork, nutritional and herbal counseling, family sleep support, and more.