Pregnancy + Birth

©Lisa Gendron | Agroterra Birth

“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, Dial-a-Doula and Parenting Consultations 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.

©Lisa Gendron | Agroterra Birth

—  Pregnancy + Birth Services  —

©Stephanie Ewens Photography

Yoga & Fitness

Expectant mothers explore the changes their bodies are undergoing, and prepare for the brilliant and intense experience of childbirth and mothering. Prenatal yoga classes and dance classes focus on providing physical and energetic during pregnancy, and help prepare for labor.

Doula Services

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

Prenatal Massage

Therapeutic prenatal massage specially focused on relaxation and stress relief, as well as decreasing the common discomforts of pregnancy, helping prepare the body for labor, and supporting faster healing after labor.

Support Groups

Groups for parents and parents-to-be providing support and information in an inclusive community setting. Our groups are currently on hold during the pandemic. We hope to be able to resume groups for: New Mothers, New Fathers, LGBT Parents, Parenting, and Breastfeeding.

Childbirth Education

Explore the journey of birth and prepare for your newborn’s arrival with our childbirth education. 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.


Open Circle’s Independent Partner Professionals offer additional holistic services to our clientele, including: acupuncture, bodywork, midwifery and well woman support and more.