A Class With Maryn Green
About This Class:
My own experience with birth, placental birth, bleeding (and lack thereof) and my experience as a homebirth midwife has led me to this place, and to sharing this class. This class is for all the midwives out here who want to intentionally “do less” during the birth of the placenta and for all the mamas who want to OWN this part of their birth! Even women planning freebirths will benefit from this class because we will be looking at NORMAL physiology and also the “way that we’ve been taught” placenta birth looks (wait; do we even know what it looks like?)
Have you ever wondered why the energy in the room changes so much after birth?
We can trust women to birth the baby but then it seems all trust flies out the window; many midwives are taught to “get the placenta OUT!” (either with force or more “gentle” manuevers) and in general there is a feeling of palpable fear in the room around this whole placenta-coming-out thing.
Even women planning freebirths often have no idea what happens next; I’ve heard stories of women waiting 70 hours for a placenta when it’s sitting inside their body, because there is no connection to inner knowledge and wisdom around this part of birth.
In this class, I want to lead you through why this disturbed third stage is the norm at most homebirths; and more importantly, if this is NOT a model you want to continue to follow, (ie; you want to move beyond the routine tugging, touching, pulling that you were taught) and what to do about it! We are going to investigate where these practices came from that keep us from allowing placenta birth as we allow baby birth.
We are going to dig deeper into the subconscious beliefs and fears. Then, I am going to propose a new (but old!) idea around creating the space for an undisturbed placenta birth. For example…
What does a placenta that has separated feel like in the body? What happens next and how can women facilitate this “stage” confidently on their own?
I am excited to share some practices and even some real videos with you that illustrate this idea.
If you are a mama, you will love these ideas and be able to feel confident and trusting that you have what it takes to birth a placenta without unnecessary help! If you are a midwife, I hope you come away also feeling more confident and set with some tools and education to pass on so that the women you serve are ready and confident to own this part of their birth.
Maryn Green has been in the birth world for over 13 years, and has been attending women as a midwife since 2009. Maryn is well known for her international association, the Indie Birth Association, which serves and educates women and midwives all over the world by creating community (check out the Wise Woman Circle), classes, skills workshops, webinars and consults. 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. Maryn created and hosted her first international midwifery conference in 2016.
She is a graduate of the Ancient Art of Midwifery School, has taught for the Birth Institute as a holistic midwifery instructor and has taught globally for the Gold Midwifery Conference, Inherent Birth Conference as well as locally; inspiring midwives and students through workshops and the Wise Woman tradition. With Margo, Maryn has co-founded the first Indie Birth Midwifery School in 2017 which enrolled the first class of women around the world in completing the 2 year, online program. 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. When not learning or teaching, Maryn enjoys spending time in the Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona, hiking with her husband, kids and dogs.
The required donation for this class is $45.