What Makes The Indie Birth Path Unique
A variety of courses are offered each 10 week trimester on our teaching platform. Each course features expert perspectives and unique resources, including both video and written content. You will have opportunities for introspection, assignments, and challenges to synthesize the material.
Over time, women have lost their power in birth and midwives have become nothing more than paid medical agents of the State. We have created this learning opportunity YOU if you…
If this sounds like you, then the journey begins here.
How It Works
Indie Birth Visionaries
Maryn Green has been in the birth world for over 13 years, and has been attending women as a midwife since 2009. She has written numerous blog posts and recorded over 140 (and counting!) podcasts on iTunes (“Taking Back Birth”) that encourage women and midwives to rethink what they have been taught, and re-connect with ancient wisdom in combination with current research and knowledge. Her motto; The woman is always the center of her spiral! Most passionate about physiological birth and the fate of future generations, Maryn has been taught by witnessing hundreds of undisturbed births, the best of which have been the births of her own 9 children.
Margo came to the world of pregnancy, birth and babies by way of serendipity and a deep inner calling before ever being pregnant herself. During her college years, she was focused on the history and strategies of social justice activism, women’s personal and collective empowerment, and the development of her own personal vision for a healthy, just and sustainable community. She now brings that background and passion to her community midwifery. She completed a traditional apprenticeship with Maryn from 2011 to 2016, and has been attending births as a midwife since that time. Celosia, Margo's daughter, was born at home in 2014, against all odds, and that experience has been the continuing inspiration for much of her work around concepts of risk, variations of normal, and woman-centered midwifery.
Current Course Offerings
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It is important that we be able to work respectfully with people from many different religions, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders and ethnicities. We will go over the basics of sociological thinking (the study of people in groups) and how it applies to our work as midwives. We will explore how we can work with people from all different backgrounds, and we will think through how our own backgrounds and privileges might influence the way we midwife, and how others engage with our work.
This foundational course on breastfeeding will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to support your clients. Learn what is normal and expected in the earliest days postpartum, as well as common challenges and red flags. Jacqueline will give you a vast toolkit of natural and holistic ways to resolve most breastfeeding problems with your clients. You’ll work through case studies, build your counseling skills, and dive deep with herbal knowledge and how it relates to milk production.
I invite you on a journey through time…We’ll trace how birth changed from “social birth” in the Colonial period of the American history to a birthing woman being “alone among strangers” in a hospital. We will meet heroes: Anne Hutchinson in the 17th century, Hanna Porn in early 20th, and Raven Lang in 1970s, as well as some villains, including Dr. DeLee, who believed that birth was a pathology, and taught doctors to “rescue” birthing women by drugs, routine episiotomy and forceps. It is my hope that, by the end of the course, the students will be able to re-dream midwifery, and to find a way out of the current mess.
This course is a foundational class for exploring the myriad different forms of healing and medicine that our plant friends can provide us. The purpose is to provide basic knowledge about the different ways to prepare plant medicine and when or why we would choose one way over the other. You will be invited to develop a relationship with the healing plants around you, and look at your own connection to the natural world.
Women across the world are waiting
for you to help usher in the new birth paradigm
We consider it a great honor & privilege to help guide you on your journey. Let’s get started.