The time has come for women to remember:
You have the power to birth as you choose.
After working with hundreds of pregnant women, we come in all shapes and sizes with countless differences between us. Age, background, number of pregnancies, medical history, obstetrical history, birth experiences and mothering experiences are just a few of the differences.
And while there are many things that make our individual experience different and unique, we all share TWO things in common with every other woman in the world:
First… you want the BEST for yourself and your baby.
Second… you possess deep birth wisdom and ancestral wisdom, at varying stages of realization or acknowledgement…whether you know it or not.
Unfortunately, our world is such that there are countless obstacles that have been put in the way between you and having the powerful and profound birth experience you dream about.
Things like mainstream medicine believing birth is fearful and dangerous…practitioners that work with pregnant women who serve a frightful, broken system… the lack of information that is truly woman-centered… a culture who talks about birth in terms of hypothetical “risk” of death only… a culture that does not respect women or babies or mothers… a lack of access to true midwifery, and a long history of systemic birth abuse in the system.
The list goes on and on. Many of you have already experienced a birth on these terms; and you know there is a better way. A more loving, more connected way that makes real SENSE to your mind and your heart. A way that will change the next generation and allow for babies to come into this world in love and peace.
You KNOW there is another way because you do; and you’ve seen and felt how the “normal” way breaks mothers and babies to pieces.
It is for these deep reasons that Indie Birth, and this new 13 Moons: An Indie Birth Experience course has been created! We know you know. And we are here to share our own wisdom, knowledge and years of experience with you. So that you know you are not alone, you were never wrong, and there’s a whole community of women who feel they way you do and believe what you do.
We are here to add our energy to the learning, growth and revolution that is upon us.
The Birth Revolution is Needed NOW
- Birth trauma and postpartum depression are at an all-time high
- We have a 34% cesarean section rate in the US.
- Most women are confused about WHO is in charge of their pregnancies and births and suffer poor experiences as a result. Even people hiring midwives are confused and often bewildered as to how their births wind up so CONTROLLED by someone else…..
- Routine blood tests and ultrasounds are performed without informed consent in nearly every pregnancy and mandated by law in some circumstances
- So many women say they “want a natural birth” but so few truly know what they want and how to get it
- The sacred aspects of birth are forgotten about or ridiculed as being nonsensical
- Midwives are risking women out of home birth at incredible rates, never asking what the woman actually believes about her risk status or what she wants for her birth
- Most women are GIVING AWAY their power in one way or another
- The truth about how birth can look when left alone is now in the hands of very few birth protectors. We are some of those protectors and we want to share this truth with YOU!
Our Mission is to Show Women Their Inherent Power in Pregnancy and Birth
We are ushering in a new paradigm for pregnancy, birth
It’s also an amazing personal journey created and led by Maryn Green and Margo Blackstone, birth badasses, leaders of the Indie Birth movement, and independent midwives.
From Midwives, For Mamas
We set out to create the ultimate course on pregnancy, birth and beyond
Meet Your Teachers: Maryn Green and Margo Blackstone, Independent Midwives
There is no greater possibility for radical change (in your own life and in the world) than when we change our relationship with the rite of passage that is birth. With a combined 23 years of experience, we’ve got deep wisdom, practical skills, pearls, and strategies that we hope you’ll let us share with you so you can reap the benefits of this information in your own life! We also hope you will FEEL the support of this amazing network of women that we have created all over the world!
You Can Transform Your Own Birth Experience!
Most childbirth education courses are based
Watch “Nourish Your Natural Pregnancy” to get an idea of the kind of content you’ll get in the course. This is only 1 of more than 20 video lessons.
Check out all the topics and content included in this 13 Moon/Module course
Wholistic Content to Change Your Life
Women need real information about pregnancy and birth, rooted in the sacred and the scientific. Women ALSO need support and encouragement to access their own deep wisdom. We will help you to integrate these things! 13 Moons; The Indie Birth Experience will help you to:
Take back your birth; take responsibility for your own birthing year. And as an extension of that….your life!!!
Recognize, listen to, and trust your body knowledge AND your heart/spirit when it speaks!
Let go of fear created by a disease-based medical pregnancy and birth model and embrace the wise woman model
Deepen your connection with your baby and yourself
Understand how to nourish yourself on every level (not just the physical), and set the stage for a powerful pregnancy and birth
Communicate what it is you really want, with the people that are closest to you
Develop a strong knowledge of how birth REALLY works
Envision your own birth through watching powerful births from other Indie Birth mamas
Create the postpartum experience you want for you and your baby
Clarify your beliefs as a mother, and your needs so that you can fulfill your vision
Bond with your partner as they join you on as much as this journey as you both desire
Laugh; birth is serious but this course is about as fun as 50 hours of learning will get:)
Rock your birth!
Get prepared for a healthy postpartum (after baby) time for you and your family with inside material on sex and post-birth body wellness
You Get Access to ALL of These Topics!
Preparing for Pregnancy
Fertility Awareness • Vaginal Steaming • Partner Preparation for Pregnancy • Spirituality & Emotional Preparation for Pregnancy • Self-care for Hormonal Health • Miscarriage and Loss
Nourishing Your Natural Pregnancy • Intuition as Authoritative Knowledge • Wise Woman Model of Care • Finding a Midwife • Figuring Out Your Guess Date • Teratogens • Essential Nutrition for Pregnancy • Different Diet Types • Early Pregnancy Testing Options • DIY Prenatal Care • Connecting With Your Baby • What is “Risk” • How to Be an Awesome Partner in Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond • Sex in Pregnancy • Gestational Diabetes • Perspectives on Ultrasound • The Many, Many Testing Choices in Pregnancy • Belly Mapping • Rhogam and Being Rh Negative • Group B Strep (GBS) • Postdates• VBAC/HBAC
Labor and Birth
Spirituality and the Birth Experience • The Labor Blueprint • Long Labor Fast Labors and Everything In Between • Animal Births • Birth Stories Galore • Waterbirth • Stages of Labor • Birth Supplies • Sexual Trauma and Labor • Signs of Labor • Anatomy and Physiology of Labor and Birth • Pregnancy Alignment • To Push or Not to Push • Mantras and Meditations; Breech Birth • Manifesting and Undisturbed Placenta Birth • Labor Strategies and Theories of Pain • How to Get Awesome Photos and Video of Your Birth • When Waters Open Before Labor •
Placenta Options • The Varied Postpartum Landscape • Newborn Choices • When Birth Doesn’t Go As
We designed this course first for our own
Not only will you learn about pregnancy and birth, you will learn how to connect with your inner wisdom, your baby, your body and many like-minded women around the world!
How You Will Be Transformed
All Students in 13 Moons Receive:
- Membership on our all online, super easy and intuitive learning platform; all you need is an internet connection and a computer
- Access to all 13 parts of the course immediately; each of the 13 classes
include between5-10 resources, videos, PDFs, assignments, etc.
- EXCLUSIVE never-released-to-the-public podcasts and over 35
micropodcasts! (including one on pregnancy sex 🙂
- A FREE Indie Birth shirt; only available to 13 Moon students
- Free copy of Indie Birth: A Story of Radical Birth Love (e-book version for enrollees outside of US)
- Proprietary (not public) Indie Birth webinars and private birth videos
- Discussion and journal questions that will prompt you to figure out what you need
- Made just for Indie Birth pregnancy and birth coloring pages (for fun and relaxation and to decorate your birth space!)
- The course will be continually updated as we add more amazing content to our Indie Birth library
YOUcan customize your own “schedule”; you may decide to devote a month to each of the 13 moons, or move through more quickly. You may also decide to start somewhere in the middle, or skip around. It’s all up to you and what you need!
- Discussions within the course and on our own Indie Birth Social platform
- Support to totally transform yourself and your beliefs around birth and life
- LIFETIME ACCESS to this 13 Moons course and materials
Here is what it isn’t!
This is not a crash course in how to have a natural birth or
This is also not a “ childbirth method” or a dogmatic “for freebirthers only” course! In fact, we would venture to say it is SO much more than anything we’ve ever seen out there (hence, naming it an EXPERIENCE) because it was made for the UNIQUENESS that is you, in your pregnancy. This is the only course we know of that isn’t just a “how to” or a “do it
This is NOT for people that want to stay on the surface, but that do want to dig deep into all the crevices of information and self-discovery that this EXPERIENCE requires!
Birth requires everything that we are.
Why would you settle for anything less in your preparation?
Enroll in 13 Moons: The Indie Birth Experience for a one-time donation of $299.
Why Such a Sweet Deal?
We’re offering this Indie Birth Experience at a MASSIVE discount. With each Moon (section) being worth at LEAST $100 in terms of content and support offered, we know this course is actually worth over $1000…..easily. We are offering it to the world (at least for now!) at such a ridiculous deal because it’s necessary that you have this information and support to change your life. We think it’s necessary that we ALL contribute to changing the world of birth for the better NOW. We hope that this amazing offer helps
What Our Students Are Saying
“Maryn and Margo help you cut through all the unnecessary confusion and create a clear vision for yourself that is in tune to your individual needs.”
“And 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.”
“I felt that I had a pretty good grasp on things and this class would be somewhat supplemental. I was wrong.”
“I am a mother of two children already, 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!”
“The richness and wisdom of The Indie Birth 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.” -Christina
“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. I have chosen to start with the first moon as I really want to immerse my whole self into the entire course. I am loving every moment.” -Claire