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.
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
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!
MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS + Terms of Service
Unlimited Online Membership
Unlimited Live Access to the following classes:
Dancing for Birth
Terms of Service:
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.
|Service||Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3||Tier 4|
|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 Education||n/a||n/a||n/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||$2||$5||$15||$25|
|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 Massage||n/a||n/a||n/a||$165|
|5-week Infant Massage Series||$25||$50||$85||$125|
|Private Infant Massage Class||$20||$30||$55||$75|
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)
|By Annual Income|
|By Monthly Income|