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 Sunday, November 17th at a client's home in Portland. Please email for address (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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!
Weekly walks with your midwife. As a way to build community and provide some motivation for getting out there and walking (great exercise for pregnancy and new motherhood), we post walk locations/times for all who are interested to meet and take a walk at lunchtime in the Portland area. All present or past clients-- pregnant or with portable babies, are welcome. Interested? Let me know and we'll get started again! Find us on Facebook, or like our page to get updates, "Open CIrcle Midwifery Services."
We've joined 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.