Welcome to the Wise Woman Circle

“The journey of self-discovery is never-ending. You have to surround yourself with people who understand or are working on understanding similar concepts around society and spirituality.” (Nahko)

Birthkeeper … guardian of Birth …sage femme … wise woman …. midwife …. so many words to describe what we are and always have been. We honor our past, our strength, wisdom and power. And we combine it with everything we need NOW; fearlessness, love, a desire to question politics and authority, a desire to challenge ourselves and women so that we may ALL reclaim what it is our birthright.

 

A New Kind of Circle

For midwives, birth workers and women who resonate with the mission of Indie Birth, we offer you membership in our Wise Woman Circle; an online all-year-round community for you to keep learning and keep connected to everyone and everything Indie Birth. This includes access to live “virtual” circles where we can all see each other and connect more deeply, book clubs, study groups, midwife case reviews, group meditations and so much more. 

We have created a close-knit, online community for learning opportunities (as well as personal growth) for midwives, student midwives, doulas and women that would like to be exposed to our perspective, teaching methods, philosophy and training. The people that are called to this community are those that love to learn and explore, want a “sisterhood” of support and guidance, and want to be a part of creating and becoming the New-Paradigm midwife and birthing woman.

Benefit Details

Study Group

Study groups topics include critique of research in midwifery, nutrition in pregnancy, miscarriage, vaginal health in pregnancy, fertility awareness, herbal knowledge, homeopathics, creating a birth “business”, VBAC, postpartum care, prenatal skills, hypertension, GBS, water birth, PROM/PPROM, assessing labor without vaginal exams, jaundice, licensing, essential oils, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, ayurvedic postpartum, tongue/lip ties, transport from home to hospital and likely many, many, many more.

Midwifery Case Review

Every other month we will facilitate a confidential (and not recorded) midwifery case review for members only. Midwives can present cases they want feedback and support on, and other members are welcome to attend and observe. We recognize that we need to create spaces where midwives like US can connect with each other and feel safe to share real life birthwork in all its messy complexity, and free from mainstream midwifery’s limited and narrow perspectives.

Community & Business Building

Here at Indie Birth we are always working on the best ways to reach our communities and planning how we can most effectively change the world. We want to share with YOU our (new and exclusive) plans and process, how to effectively communicate with your community and potential clients, how to help move your community into the new paradigm of birth along with you, and how to value yourself and your work so that you can continue doing this long into the future. Every other month, one of our Zoom video calls will be on this topic, and we will spend time brainstorming and troubleshooting what’s going for you.

Indie Birth Annual Retreat

We would love to see our members of the Wise Woman Circle at our annual Indie Birth Retreat. This is an incredible chance to connect in person with likeminded women. We always have incredible speakers, midwifery, birth and self growth topics, yummy food, opportunities to connect with nature, and ways to get you outside your comfort zone so you can leave behind the old, and move into the new. You will not leave disappointed (but you also might spend 1/8 of the time crying in the bathroom because of the big feelings you’ll be having).

A New Kind of Circle

Our goal and passion is to create a wise community to educate and support as many women that are drawn to our philosophy as possible. Because of that, we are offering a full year of membership in this circle for an annual donation of $149 or 12 monthly payments of $14.99.

The wise woman is grounded, intuitive, knowledgeable about ALL of her options and has the confidence and support to walk confidently by herself or with others. The wise woman is the force behind pregnancy, birth, motherhood and that of our elders. This is the complex figure that has for so long been known as “midwife”. It is ancient, and although current “midwifery” practice has forgotten this, we have not!

WE BELIEVE THAT THE KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED TO BE A CONSCIOUS BIRTH ATTENDANT IS VARIED AND DEEP

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Subscribe to The Wise Woman Circle and receive:

  • Twice Monthly Live Support Zoom Video Calls
  • Secret FB Group
  • Community and Business Building Tools and Resources
  • Midwifery for the People Template & Support Materials
  • Midwife Case Reviews
  • Topics Based Study Groups
  • 50% off all webinars
  • $100 off Annual Retreat
  • 20% off all Indie Birth Midwifery School A La Carte Courses
ALL (Yearly and monthly) payments are non-refundable. Memberships automatically will bill you monthly or yearly if you prefer. You must contact us in writing 30 days prior to your yearly membership ending (whether you pay monthly or not) to cancel. If paying monthly and your card has expired or has insufficient funds, we will contact you and you will have 3 days to give us new information or forfeit your membership. Forfeiting your membership without pay means you are removed from all Wise Woman Circle groups and activities and any remaining or unused coupon codes (classes, webinars, retreats) will not be honored. If you do not fulfill the one year of membership payments, you will need to pay the difference in retreat ticket price if you’ve utilized the discount.

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. 

- Maryn

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.

- Margo

Share116
Tweet
Pin