It’s time to reclaim your power for a positive birth.
Just breath and you’ll be fine.
Don’t get too attached to your birth plan.
You’ll be begging for two epidurals before the end!
We see you. And we’ve been there– 17 times between the two of us, actually! It’s incredibly common to feel frustrated and scared during pregnancy.
And to be totally honest, we are riled up about it. We’re Maryn and Margo, independent midwives with 24 years of combined experience helping women and birth workers.
Well-meaning people are full of shoulds when it comes to birth. If you’ve ever heard..
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You can have the epic, powerful birth of your dreams.
We’ve got some good news: It doesn’t have to be this way.
We’re so over hearing incredible women tell us stories about their crappy birth experiences, being bullied by care physicians, not feeling prepared for life after birth...the list goes on.
Pay what you CAN to enroll!
...pick 13 Moons.
Let go of the crippling fear created by a disease-based medical pregnancy model and replace it with authentic confidence rooted in knowledge.
Clarify your beliefs as a mother and create a vision for your birth.
Take back responsibility for your birthing journey.
If you’ want to...
This course is the perfect blend of the science and the sacred. By reclaiming the ancestral wisdom of the birthing year, you will enter labor, birth, and mothering prepared to take on anything.
The ultimate 13 month online course for brain AND heart centered birth preparation. Made by midwives, for mamas.
"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.
"it really made a HUGE difference for me in having the birth I wanted"
Postpartum and beyond
What’s normal in the first 40 days postpartum? What is life like AFTER that?
The Early Days After Birth
Processing your birth story, what's normal that first week, and crafting your blueprint for optimal postpartum support.
Beyond the Due Date
The varied postpartum landscape, explore placenta options and newborn choices.
The Final Frontier
Labor coping strategies, out of the box birth stories and learning to love the last month of your pregnancy!
The MOTHERLODE of proprietary Indie Birth birth videos lives in this moon, so get the Kleenex out!
The details of the birth labyrinth
Tune into what position your baby is in by learning about belly mapping, and then envision the twists and turns your baby must make to exit the womb, and enter the world.
Preparing for the journey
Dive deep into the anatomy, the physiology and the magic of labor and birth.
Birth can look like this
Long labors, fast labors, and everything in between. Learn about the many variations as well as the overwhelming similarities between undisturbed labors.
Pregnancy, birth, sexuality and spirituality.
Birth is a sexual experience, with many of the same hormones and sensations involved. Let’s look closely at these connections, and how you can use them to prepare and enrich your birth.
Tuning in to what you really want
Let’s talk about risk, baby, and how it relates to your own understanding of your health and decision making.
Getting started on the right foot
Nutrition is the major focus here, highlighting all the ways to nourish you and your growing baby.
You’re pregnant! Laying the foundation
You missed your period, and perhaps got a positive pregnancy test. Buckle up!
Getting ready for pregnancy, body, mind and spirit Womb meditation, spirit baby communication, and cervix exploration – oh my!
An overview of the 13 course modules
SUPER SPECIAL 2021 offer
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The story of how Indie Birth came to be and what we stand for, with tons of amazing birth stories and photos inside for you to enjoy.
Our book “Indie Birth”
Beautiful, meditative coloring pages just for our 13 Moons mamas.
Indie Birth’s pregnancy affirmation coloring pages
Say good riddance to loneliness as a mama. We hold monthly virtual group coaching calls as a free course bonus.
Monthly virtual mama circles
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.
"It really made a HUGE difference for me in having the birth I wanted"
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.
"This course will change the way humanity moves forward choosing birth options."
Even in all my years of studying spiritual-science, psychology, philosophy, and herbology, I have found no other education more useful and necessary than the self-study information available through the 13 moons Course on the IndieBirth platform.
"I have found no other education more useful and necessary"
Yes, It Really Works
You’re looking for a crash course in how to have a natural birth, a free birth, or a home birth. There is no simple one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to taking responsibility for your health, your birth and your life. No course can offer that to you.
This is not for you if you want surface-level knowledge. It’s a deep dive into all the information and self-discovery that birth requires. This is also not a “ childbirth method” or a dogmatic “freebirthers only” course. It is a true journey into knowledge, but also into yourself and the ancient connections and intuitions you already hold.
You will have unlimited access to the course materials for as long as we continue to offer it! This means you can come back to it again for future pregnancies, and utilize our preconception and postpartum information in between.
Each of the 13 Moons, or modules, includes video classes, PDFs, journal exercises, podcasts and assignments.
YES. You get access to all 13 parts of the course immediately, including our monthly 13 Moons Mama Circle. You can customize your own “schedule”. You may decide to devote a month to each of the 13 moons, or move through more quickly.
This course is all online, so you need an internet connection and a computer or phone.
You will get immediate membership to our easy, intuitive online learning platform.
"The richness and wisdom or the Indie Birth content has always provided such insight, support, and comfort — and unsurprisingly, this course is brilliant! From the bottom of my heart, thank you Maryn Green and Margo Blackstone for these vibrational creations that speak directly to the hearts and needs of awakening, conscious women."
"I also had my husband go through the class which was amazing — I can now talk birth with him and his eyes don't glaze over! And now he talks to other people about birth and defends a mama's intuition."
"This course is so carefully prepared by Maryn and Margo, many hours of dedication and love and passion shine through. It is a course for any woman, mother, daughter, doula, midwife, student, simply just anyone curious and fascinated about the magic of new life. The course is easy to follow, starting at the very beginning and moving on through the stages from before pregnancy and all the way through birth and beyond."
... and I had taken 3 birth classes in the past. I am surprised by how much more informed I feel now about the process of birth. I always had a knowing that my body knew what to do, and now I understand that to be absolutely true. The class was open and explorative as well as packed full of useful information. Thank you so much for expanding my awareness of pregnancy and birth well over what I expected!"
... content, podcast, and resources have provided such insight, support, and comfort over the last several months – and unsurprisingly, this (13 Moons) course is brilliant! From the bottom of my heart, thank you Maryn Green and Margo Blackstone for these high vibrational creations that speak directly to the hearts and needs of awakening, conscious women.”
... and got me through the “I can’t do this anymore” stage of labor. You have no idea how much you helped me with my own birth experience. I will always be grateful for your level headed, personal, raw, intelligent and honest way of sharing your stories. Thank you. Indie Birth is a gift, and a deeply refreshing antidote to the mainstream medical birthing world. It’s what I had been looking for for a long time, and I found it just weeks before my first home birth (to my second child)."
Meet the duo behind Indie Birth
We are mamas and birth workers who decided to do birth differently– and bring others along with us. We are kind, fun to work with, and great at (lovingly) calling people on their bullshit when necessary. With 11 children and 16 years of midwifery between us, we’ve learned a thing or two along the way, and Indie Birth is our space to share it all with you.
Margo and Maryn
I’m Ready. Let’s do this.
Find the support and knowledge you need to have the birth of your dreams, all within a community of incredible, like-minded women.
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