The Birthing Circle

Improving Birth and Building Community

The Birthing Circle

Welcome to The Birthing Circle

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to improving birth outcomes and building community in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

At the Birthing Circle, we believe that knowledge is the key to making more informed birthing choices. We contribute to this effort by holding multiple group meetings each month, offering community building and knowledge sharing through Facebook groups, and providing a catalog of local birth and baby resources.

We are always looking to expand our reach to new families, and welcome new volunteers. If you’re passionate about babies and birth, you’ve come to the right place!

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Featured Event

Birth & Babies Fair

The Birthing Circle is so excited to announce our fourth annual Birth & Babies Fair! The event will be at Carroll Creek Park in downtown Frederick, MD. Last year we had over 1,500 attendees, and we are expecting over 2,000 this year for the largest community celebration of birth of the year!

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Testimonies

The Birthing Circle connected me…I had no friends in town with babies when my little guy was born, and no local friends that were pregnant or experienced mamas. It was life-changing that I found a group of women that I have come to trust, to ask questions of…the women in the group are incredibly generous, encouraging, and empowering. We really have a special mama tribe here in Frederick!

Allison D.

The Doula Project

At The Birthing Circle, we believe that all families deserve high-quality support during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Good support improves birth outcomes, making for healthier, happier babies and families. Studies have shown, however, that low-income and marginalized families are the least likely to be able to access these supports, even though they are the most likely to benefit from them. As an answer to these studies, we created The Doula Project to help provide childbirth education, support groups, and birth doula services to families who may not be able to afford it otherwise.

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How You Can Help

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