We understand that many families have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 CRISIS. If you will be applying for income-and-resource based pricing, please provide details in your application.

Families have different income and resources, and so we offer four different payment tiers for all services at the Open Circle. If you would like to apply for income-and-resource based pricing, please continue to read the text below. If you do not plan to apply, please scroll down to Chart A, below, and view Tier 4 pricing to see education and service fees.

For those applying, your fees will depend on your family’s income and resources (savings, investments, retirement plans and home equity), as well as your specific circumstances. Please include income information for anyone contributing to your living expenses.

There are four different payment tiers.  To learn which tier your family is in, please complete the application and watch the three informational videos. Written instructions can be found in the expandable boxes to the right of this section. You can also call or email us for a 15 minute phone interview to determine your family’s payment tier or with questions.

Chart A (below) will help you understand the costs for services in each tier. Chart B will help you explore out which tier your family’s income may qualify you for (after a review of income and resources by our team).

Learn more about why we offer Income-and-Resource Based Pricing.

Finding a place that I could comfortably afford was wonderful! Being pregnant comes with many adjustments both physically and emotionally. I’ve utilized the prenatal massage a couple of times and it’s absolutely amazing. The time and dedication does not lessen because you’re utilizing the tiered payment. I’ve always felt comfortable and treated with the utmost respect!

KG, Providence

1. Application Process

The process to apply is quite simple.

If you need help, please call and we will be happy to help you over the phone. If you have paystubs or taxes ready, the application usually takes 15 minutes. You may also mail or email your documentation in and we will get back to you within one week with your payment tier.

  • For families applying for tiers 1-3: Complete our Reduced Rate Application. Before beginning to use our services, we will also ask to see a copy of your last year’s income tax return or 4 consecutive pay stubs (for all people contributing to household costs) to verify your income and resources.
  • We understand that many families have been significantly financially impacted by the COVID-19 CRISIS. If you will be applying for income-and-resource based pricing, please provide details of the impact in your application.
  • For tier 4, no documentation is required.
2. Please Read Before Submitting Application
Income + Resource Based Pricing
Open Circle services provide families with holistic health care and education that can support a healthy lifestyle, birth, and parenting choices.
The addition of a child to a family is a major life transition – its significance cannot be understated for its impact on every family member, now and into the family’s future. For this reason, we believe that support during this time should be given high priority in a family’s budget planning.
We ask families to carefully consider the level of financial support they may need. Please ask only for what is truly inaccessible after prioritizing the services being provided and utilizing the supports of your family and community. Our ability to provide these services to families of varied financial means and social resources depends on each family paying for as much as they are able.
We are not currently funded by grants or philanthropic donations. Our reduced rate pricing comes directly out of an organizational commitment to acknowledging and addressing unequal access to care for many Americans, as well as the donation of time and services by all of our practitioners.
When evaluating whether a family qualifies for Income + Resource Based Pricing, we consider a household’s income (this includes the income of anyone working in the home and/or partnering in the care of the baby and mother), their resources (these include: homeownership, savings, retirement funds, trust funds, etc). We also consider a family’s cultural and educational privileges, i.e., “social capital.” 
For families who do not qualify for our Income + Resource Based Pricing, we recognize that specific life circumstances (university study, moves, job transitions, fertility treatments, and unforeseen expenses) can impact the ability to pay. These circumstances will be considered in your application and we may be able to offer reductions. When we are not able to offer you reduced rate pricing, we are often able to provide payment plans over a 3, 6, or 12 month period to support access to our services. Over the years, we have also heard many creative ways that families have raised money for birth and postpartum services, and we include some of those creative solutions under the Creative Funding tab.
Open Circle is committed to acknowledging and addressing inequalities in American culture that impact infant, mother, and family health. These disparities encompass wealth, access to medical care and community resources, and equal and just treatment. The founding of this country through colonialism, hundreds of years of structural racism, and the effects of corporate interests on government policy and cultural values, both created and continue to stand at the root of these modern-day inequalities.
If you would like to learn more about any of these topics and their direct impact on mother, baby, and family health, we welcome you into the discussion. We are happy to provide resources to learn more and become active within our local community.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, and we hope you will join us on the path of creating greater equality and justice in our communities and country.
3. Don’t qualify? Look at these creative funding ideas!

For Funding Prenatal and Postpartum Education, Wellness Services and Medical Supports Not Covered by Insurance

1. Baby Shower and Registry Requests
In spite of all the gifts we often receive for a baby shower, babies have very few material needs. More than anything else, they need healthy parents to care for them. Ask your friends to support your healthy transition into parenthood by adding items such as wellness services (acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, physical therapy), doula support, educational classes, home-birth midwifery, healthy postpartum meals, etc. to your registry.

2. Goods to Barter?
Perhaps you, your family or friends produce goods that could be bartered for services.

3. Silent Auctions | Fundraising
Individual or business donations of goods to sell online or at events are often effective fundraisers.

4. Baby Support Dinner Parties
Host (or have a friend host) a small dinner for friends. Invite each friend to bring one service or product to sell. Ask each friend to purchase one service/product, and donate the money “to the health of the new family.”

5. Direct Asks
Ask friends and family directly for donations to support your growing family.

6. Other ideas that have worked for you?
Please email and let us know so we can share with other families!


Unlimited Online Membership

Unlimited Live Access to the following classes:
Prenatal Yoga
Dancing for Birth

Terms of Service:
Month-to-month membership.
No Cancelation Fee (ability to cancel online anytime)
Monthly Automatic Payment – Credit Card required for purchase.
Memberships are non-transferable. Streaming information is not to be shared.

Income-and-Resource Based Pricing available. Read more in expanding boxes above. 


ServiceTier 1Tier 2Tier 3Tier 4
Educational Classes
7-week Birthing Series$50$125$225$315
9-week Birthing Series$75$175$285$395
3 hour Childbirth Education Workshop$20$30$45$65
2.5hr Private Birth or Parenting Educationn/an/an/a$200
Yoga & Fitness Classes
Six Week Class Series$30$50$95$120
2 Six Week Class Series$60$100$180$200
3 Six Week Class Series$90$150$300$350
4 Six Week Class Series$120$200$380$450
Doula + Parenting Consultations
Dial-a-Doula (20 min consultation
Doula or Parenting Consultation (30min)$10$20$30$50
Doula or Parenting Consultation (60min)$20$40$65$100
Doula Doula or Parenting Consultation (90min)$35$45$80$140
Massage Therapy | Thai Massage
60 Minute Massage$35$45$80$100
90 Minute Massage$50$75$105$130
120 Minute Thai Massagen/an/an/a$165
5-week Infant Massage Series$25$50$85$125
Private Infant Massage Class$20$30$55$75
Follow Up$40$55$70$85

Income Guidelines (Chart B)

(To determine your tier, Open Circle staff will evaluate both income and resources. When applying, include income information and documentation from anyone contributing money to living expenses.)

Number of Family Members
(including baby in womb)
≤100% FPL
(Tier 1)
≤138% FPL
(Tier 2)
≤200% FPL
(Tier 3)
>250% FPL
(Tier 4)
By Annual Income
By Monthly Income