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
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.
Study groups topics include critique of research in midwifery, nutrition in pregnancy, miscarriage, vaginal health in pregnancy, fertility awareness, herbal knowledge,
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.
Here at Indie
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
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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.