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Homebirth • Prenatal Care • Postpartum/Baby Care • Well-Woman Care
…to families in Greater Portland, Maine


Open Circle Midwifery is now closed. However, I am still here in Portland practicing midwifery with the Sacopee Valley Midwives. Please read on...

Robin Doolittle Illian, CPM will be joining her midwifery services with the Sacopee Valley Midwives for births starting in August of 2014.  I am still serving Portland and continue to see clients at Birth Roots in Portland. Open Circle will be put to bed after many wonderful years serving Portland and the surrounding areas.

Robin is excited to be teaming up with Brenda Surabian, Lindsay Bushnell and Jodi Kauffman at Sacopee Valley Birthing Services. Please check us out at

I am looking forward to continuing to serve the women and families of the Greater Portland Area. Feel free to look around this site. All the services described on this site will continued to be offered with the Sacopee Valley Midwives.



Welcome to the Open Circle website!

The homebirth midwife of Open Circle Midwifery Services, Robin Doolittle Illian, CPM, provides holistic and comprehensive prenatal care, support during labor and birth (including water birth), and postpartum care. Prenatal visits are done in your own home, or in our office at Birth Roots on State Street in Portland, and last around an hour long-- time to have your questions answered and for your midwife to get to know you. Your midwife is there with you throughout your labor and birth, and you and your baby are never separated. After the birth, the midwives stay to make sure breastfeeding gets off to a good start and remain on-call for you during the postpartum time.

Home birth is a peaceful and empowering option for healthy women and their families. Serving Portland, Maine and the greater Portland area.

Have your baby at home with your community midwife.
Call or email for more info or a free consult visit in your home

News and Happenings:

Currently accepting new clients. Please call or email to see if I have openings during your due time and for a consult to see if we are a good fit. Thanks for stopping by my website, please have a look around!

Our next Open Circle Midwifery Family Potluck will be announced soon. Our potlucks are held every other month at an Open Circle Family's home, 12noon-2:30pm.  All past, current,and potential future clients and their families are welcome. Hope to see you then!

We are on Facebook. Come "like" us and post some pictures of your babies or bellies on our page.  We hope to use it as a way to stay in touch, share events/announcements and see your beautiful children as they grow.