Birth Circles

What is ‘Birth Circle’?

The Birth Circle is a safe, nonjudgmental forum to share experiences, ask questions, connect with members of the local birth community, or just to listen and be a part of the experience. We are working toward the goal of empowering women and families to take control of their birth experience, to provide them with caring support, sound guidance, and evidence-based information, and to create a safe place for encouragement, healing and connection.

Birth Circle FAQ

2017 Monthly Topics

January   Finding Comfort in Pregnancy
February   Siblings
March   Choosing a Birth Provider/Location
April   Choosing a Pediatrician/Other Provider
May   Community Involvement
June   Reality of Postpartum
July   Steps to Breastfeeding Success
August   Safe Sleeping Options
September   Birth Stories
October   Bring your Business
November   Informed Birth: Know Your Options
December   Importance of Self Care

Locations

East Valley

Date: 1st Tuesday
Time: 7:00 pm
Location Information 
Sozo Coffeehouse
1982 N Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224
(website) (map)
Hostess Information
Crystal Heinecke
602-635-8414
Krystyna Bowman
602-684-6567

Central Phoenix

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location Information 
TBA
Hostess Information
TBA

South Phoenix

Date: 4th Tuesday
Time: 7pm
Location Information
Tutor Time
3316 E Baseline Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85042
(website) (map)
Hostess Information
Kelly Wise
480-331-9473
Frances Landreth
480-818-3809

West Valley

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location Information
TBA
Hostess Information
TBA

Southwest Valley

Date: 1st Tuesday
Time: 6:00 pm
Location Information
The Little Gym
319 N Litchfield Rd
Goodyear, AZ 85338
(website) (map)
Hostesses Information
AnnMarie Bishop
480-326-5824
Co-Hostess Open
Contact Us if Interested

Queen Creek

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location Information 
TBA
Hostess Information
TBA

New Locations

We are currently seeking new sites in communities outside of current locations. Interested in participating in any of the following locations or have a suggestion of an area not already listed? Let us know! Suggestions are always welcome.

Surprise / NW Valley
East Mesa / NE Valley
Southern Arizona
Northern Arizona

Individuals interested in becoming a host/hostess of a AZBN Birth Circle should submit an application.

Birth Circle host/hostess application

Locations by Map

Calendar of Birth Circles

Birth Circle FAQ

Where is birth circle?
Birth circle is currently held in many locations across Arizona.
Birth Circle locations
How much does it cost to attend?
Birth Circles are always FREE to attend! We are a non profit, run entirely by volunteers. Our members and donors ensure that we are able to serve the community.
To become a member: AZBN Membership
To donate to the AZBN: Donate
Do I have to be pregnant or have kids to come to Birth Circle?
Not at all! As long as your comfortable with the topics of pregnancy and child birth, you are welcome to attend.
Are Birth Circles for women only?/Can I bring my partner?
No, anyone interested in the information and support offered at our meetings is welcome. Yes, we always welcome partners to our birth circles as they can be a huge support for birthing individuals. We are all inclusive and welcome LGBTQ parents
Can I bring my children?
Each location has different rules regarding children, please contact the leader of the circle you are interested in, or contact us.
In general, we ask that you bring babies in arms only for the comfort and respect of our other attendees.
I'm a birth professional, can I come to advertise my business?
No. Birth Circle is not the appropriate place for advertising yourself or you business. However, we welcome the experience and knowledge that comes with being a birth professional at Birth Circle meetings. You are welcome to introduce yourself and your profession during introductions, and answer questions others may have. We love having caring and knowledgeable professionals to help answer the tough questions.
Each year there is a month dedicated to local businesses, please check the topic list to find out when you can come advertise yourself. Birth Circle Topics
There is not a birth circle near me. What now?
If you live in Arizona, let us know! We love hearing from the community on how we can better serve your area.
Please contact us

Further Information

For more information about Arizona Birth Network's Birth Circle meetings, please contact us