Claim Your Power to Think For Yourself, Develop the Skills and Understanding to Support Physiological Birth, and Serve Women By Empowering Them To Make Their Own Choices
Get to know Maryn and Margo
This course emphasizes a holistic approach to being a doula, taking into consideration body, mind, and spirit. Created by experienced midwives and business owners Maryn Green and Margo Blackstone, this program uniquely integrates traditional birth and midwifery wisdom with clinical experience and amazing, unique-to-Indie Birth proprietary material. You will experience inner growth and gain the confidence and knowledge necessary to support women (and thus change our birth culture!). You will also develop skills to launch and grow your doula business, with personalized coaching calls and website reviews.
Not your average doula course...
This high-impact, comprehensive 4 month course is designed to help you become a kick-ass doula or grow in your current doula abilities. Not only will you learn the ins and outs of birth work, but you will also learn how to start and grow a successful doula business in your community with our Bonus Doula Business Bootcamp course ($949 value)
"The Doula Academy is one of the most wonderful journeys you'll ever take..."
I started this course with hopes to satiate my cravings for a deep dive into all things birth, and happy to say my desires have been met (and then some). There is no surface level content; the course takes twists, turns, detours and deep dives, all with the purpose of increasing your knowledge of all things birth to a meaningful level, whilst constantly encouraging you to be thinking critically about your own stance and values."
"The Indie Birth doula academy has changed me in many ways..."
"By taking this course I have changed personally for the better. I have been able to view birth in such a different and more powerful way. With this course I have gained a immense amount of confidence in myself and the work that I offer to women. The doula program has helped me attract more clients as a result. They have helped me do this by equipping me with the business knowledge I need! I feel prepared and confident in having conversations with my clients about money. I’m also confident in myself and what I have to offer. I have learned so much from this program and feel like they have given me the tools to be a successful doula. This training is so much more extensive than any other doula course I looked at. Each aspect of the course touches on valuable knowledge to help me be a better doula. This course was the first one I had heard of that actually teaches you the business aspect of being a doula and I love that!! I am thankful for what I am learning in the Indie Birth Academy."
"When I decided I wanted to be a doula and enrolled in a cookie cutter doula program, something was missing..."
"I had my eye on Indie Birth but had already committed to another doula program. The course was monotonous and it felt like a huge disservice to myself to not to be learning from the women who inspired me so much. I made the switch to indie birth doula academy and it was like things in my life started to finally click into place. I worked through a lot of underlying birth trauma and broke down a lot of societal conditioning and like that, I began being invited into these sacred birth spaces. I was connected with many amazing women in my community who also learned from indie birth or aspired to. Now I am sought out as a doula by autonomous and aligned women. I will always recommend Indie Birth's Doula Academy over any other, for its ability to break the mold and stand radically in our autonomy and the wonderful community I have built from it. Much love to my Indie Birth sisters & maryn, Margo, and the other wise women who I had the honor to learn from."
Ability to submit your course assignments for individualized feedback and a certificate of completion.
Access to 12 robust modules, which include resources, videos, PDFs, client worksheets, assignments, swipe files, and more.
Regular communication with Maryn, Margo, alumni mentors and fellow students via weekly Zoom coaching calls and the student portal.
No matter your experience level, here’s what you’ll receive as a Doula Academy student:
"I was guided to learn all about true physiological birth in a way that let me explore and reflect on my own thoughts, feelings, and preconceptions. It was life changing! The reading material and course content was designed in such a comprehensive and manageable manner, I oftentimes found myself not wanting articles, podcasts, and books to end. The connections and support that the INDIE BIRTH community fosters has been really special. It's incredible to feel the energy from fellow birth workers and to know that we are all in this together, working to create a paradigm shift! I will forever treasure my time learning with Maryn, Margo, and all of the incredible hosts, and feature guests along the way. I am so grateful for this holistic, honest, and sacred capsule of birth wisdom."
"I have a community of mothers very close to me (7 sisters to be exact!) and believe me, I have been spreading the news! There is so much information packed into this course; it was life-changing for me, and hopefully will be for my clients. I had been following Indie Birth podcasts and articles for a little while, and I thought I knew a lot about birth, pregnancy, and postpartum.
Boy was I wrong! There is so much information in this course, it made me realize you never can know it all--but here's an amazing start to the lifelong journey of learning about birth! From dietary changes for a better postpartum, to vaginal steaming, to truly understanding that you have options, and no one is in charge of your pregnancy but you--this course covers so much ground, I can't wait to go out and change the birth world, one client at a time. All women deserve the support an Indie Birth-trained doula can offer. All women deserve this knowledge. Thank you, Indie Birth!"
"My time at Indie Birth was inspiring, to say the least."
"I have just finished the Indie Birth Doula Academy. It is the first doula training I have taken, and it was truly amazing."
You actually get an entire BONUS COURSE :
Doula Business Bootcamp
We want our students to be successful and sustained by this work - we focus heavily on transforming your entire birth community in a powerful, feminine way that will ALSO attract money and abundance into your own life.
The Birth Warrior Toolkit
Lots of our students want to focus on low intervention births, but since intervention can happen in any setting, we do also teach how to navigate specific interventions and interferences including everything from membrane sweeps to epidurals so that you can help educate and guide your clients when things come up.
The Client Clarity Method
Goal #1 is to REALLY get your clients to a place of clarity about their birth desires, not just fill out a shitty birth plan. We will teach you how to do that and give you tools to use, even when you’re working with someone this might be tricky for.
The Sacred Science Birth Code
A combination of our extensive midwifery experience, the super nerdy science of undisturbed birth and a reverence for the sacred aspects of birth. Most doula courses aren’t taught by experienced midwives, and this gives you a serious edge.
The Indie Birth Heart Centered Doula System
We give you a method to explore and process your own beliefs, fears, hangs ups and super powers so that you can become the a changemaker in your birth community.
The course content is built around these five pillars
"After supporting a good friend and her family during her pregnancy...
... and autonomous home birth of her son I knew in my heart I was being led to support women in birth. I waffled back and forth on signing up for a doula course through well known organizations. Thank you for this course, it is literally the answer to my prayers..."
IT IS NOT a surface level “how to” guide; this is a rigorous journey that requires hard work and reflection.
IT IS NOT a lifetime access offering. Each student has four months to complete the course, and we provide you with structure and support to complete your training within that timeline. (We do offer one time extensions if needed)