Leading the global revolution to restore autonomous birth for both women and midwives. We create radical content for exceptionally curious, heart-centered mamas and the birth workers that serve them.
Welcome to Indie Birth
Indie Birth has been rocking the birth world since 2004. We provide innovative options for pregnant and birthing women who want to expand what they know and believe.
Most information for pregnant women is watered down and oversimplified. We know that you are smarter than that.
We offer concrete knowledge, ancient wisdom and current research so you can make choices with full awareness, from the full spectrum of choices.
Similarly, we provide sacred and scientific education for the modern midwife.
Midwifery has become over-medicalized, taking us far from the knowledge, support, power and wisdom that women NEED in order to birth and mother.
On the other end, “freebirth” is often not the depth of creative support that many women crave. We want to foster a community of midwives that serve families from a valuable “out of the box” , well-rounded and intelligent perspective.
If you are new to Indie Birth, we suggest you check out our podcast archive of over 150 episodes to get a sense of what we have to offer you. We have also outlined some of our main offerings for deeper learning below.
Three Indie Birth Podcast Series
Over 100 episodes in the last 6 years
Taking Back Birth is the first podcast series from Indie Birth and it is hosted by Maryn, Indie Birth creator. The podcast began alongside her 7th pregnancy experience. It has since expanded to cover everything from posterior labor to gestational diabetes to midwifery politics. We get emails all the time about how this series has changed peoples’ lives.
Well, Actually… is Margo’s series. Each episode is a curious inquiry into an aspect of the birthing year, often times flipping common assumptions on their heads. She enjoys interviewing smart, interesting women and has episodes such as But Who Cuts the Cord? and When the Evidence Runs Out – Following Your Intuition in Birth.
The Birth Warrior Podcast is our newest series, created out of the need to share more incredible birth stories from the Indie Birth community. It is hosted by a beloved Indie Birth Midwifery School alum, Tina. If you want to be featured on the podcast, contact [email protected] and tell us a little bit about your story!
Want to go deeper?
We have immersive, comprehensive courses for parents as well as aspiring and practicing birth workers, including a complete 2 year midwifery program. Our courses have been described as comprehensive, immersive and life changing. Someone compared one of our courses to a decadent piece of cheesecake that she wanted to savor, and wasn’t sure she’d be able to finish because it was so rich…mmmmmm. So whether you want to completely geek out, or take a more relaxed approach with these epic learning opportunities, we hope to see you in the classroom!
13 Moons: Epic Education for the Birthing Year
We are ushering in a new paradigm for pregnancy, birth
The Birth Warrior Project: 120 Day Doula Training and Transformation
We set out to create the ultimate course on creating doulas that support pregnancy, birth and beyond
The Indie Birth Midwifery School
There are a growing number of midwifery programs, but none of which we felt like we could truly endorse when asked which school students should enroll in. So here we are! We have created and sustained what we think is currently the best program for student midwives that resonate with the Indie Birth philosophy – combining modern research with age old wisdom, with a focus on becoming heart led midwives that can truly serve the family above all else. We value student autonomy as much as client autonomy, and as such we have an “unschooling” approach that still provides structure and accountability for those students who want and need it.
Indie Birth: A Story of Radical Birth Love
Dive deeply into the minds, hearts, and lives of the women living the Indie Birth revolution. Equal parts history, birth stories, and visioning towards the future, this manifesta will help lead the way towards a brighter vision of birth for decades to come.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll recognize yourself if you look closely enough. When you put this book down, you’ll be ready to rise up. You’ll be ready to break the chains of generations past and ready to change the now…read to take back birth.
Apparel and Swag
We are excited to be introducing a line of Indie Birth inspired shirts. Watch for more designs to be released in the coming months, and buy yours asap as we are printing in small batch runs!
Want to work with us?
Maryn and Margo offer virtual prenatal support to women all around the world, and also offer mentoring and support for birth workers looking to break the mold, revolutionize birth in their communities, and do so in a sustainable way that feeds your soul (and your bank account).
Most prenatal care is rooted in fear, labeling people with risk factors, and ignoring the uniqueness that each human brings to the table. Your prenatal choices and care should reflect your own history, emotional needs, philosophy and beliefs about health and wellness, and your cultural background. Our virtual Indie Birth prenatal visits take all of that into account and more. Our goal is to continue to reflect your power back to you, re-center you in your decision making when you need a reminder, and of course offer our expert opinions when you want and need that.
Birth work is more than a business, but for most of us it is ALSO a business and a way to support our families’ health and well being. Serving women in a way that feels true for you, fills their needs, compensates you appropriately, and doesn’t burn you out within the first few years is a serious feat in our fast paced, linear world. Maryn and Margo want to offer you practical solutions (getting more of the right clients, crafting your unique packages, creating compelling copy and a clear website) with more esoteric emotional and spiritual topics (getting over your money hangups, finding your truth, how we can serve as village midwives across the lifespan).
What Our Community Is Saying
“The reassurance that I felt…”
During a virtual prenatal, Maryn listened thoroughly to me and her responses were grounded with logic, wisdom and a deep understanding that she doesn’t have the answers for me; I do.
“Made a Huge Difference”
““I did a lot of work on myself and for my process through the 13 Moons Course and I feel that it really made a HUGE difference for me in having the birth I wanted and an already better postpartum than I had with my first.” “
“I learned so deeply about myself and how my story matters in midwifery as well as just as a woman. The content was so deep and had me challenged as I discovered myself!”
“Changed My Life”
““This course will change the way humanity moves forward choosing birth options. Thank you for making this course accessible and insightful. It has changed my life, my pregnancy and will profoundly be a huge journey in my birth process. I love how connected to my body, baby and health I feel.”
Drop Us a Line
Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!