Maryn and Margo are making themselves available for inspiring, loving, woman-centered prenatal and postpartum care for exceptional women near and far.
Here’s what one mom has to say about her experience!
Ever since I started listening to the Indie Birth Podcast I felt a desire to connect one-on-one with Maryn, and was eager to reach out during my pregnancy to set up a consultation. Living a few states away, I recognized that having traditional in-person support with Maryn or Margo was not going to be an option, however the more I thought about what I was wanting in my prenatal process, the more I realized that I mostly wanted to create space to share energy with these inspiring, wise women during my pregnancy journey, and that we could likely do that despite the distance. Since then, I have had a number of virtual sessions with Maryn (Margo has been on her own pregnancy and postpartum journey) and they have been everything I’ve wanted and more.
I love the space that Maryn holds for me, around whatever it is that feels important for me to explore during a session. I feel so supported and validated in my process during this huge time of transition in my life. I also feel endlessly grateful for Maryn‘s wealth of knowledge and the diversity of support she is able to offer me, around whatever area that may be coming up for me. I appreciate the way she incorporates knowledge from her years of supporting others through her time as a midwife, her extensive studies, deep wisdom, intuition, and her genuine care as a loving human being all so harmoniously in the way she shows up. I have never felt like something is missing in the space we are sharing, for lack of being in the same room. If it is something you are pondering, I highly recommend creating the space to connect with one of these incredible beings for a virtual session.
– Brittany Taylor
Meet Your Virtual Midwives: 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 pregnancy and 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! Watch the videos below to get a sense of what we each bring to the table during virtual visits.
Hear from Maryn
Hear from Margo
Prenatal Care That Prepares You to Own Your Birth
Most prenatal care is rooted
Postpartum Care That Nourishes the New You
Whether it is your first or your fifth baby, we are also offering postpartum care to support you through the early weeks of mothering. Having a listening and discerning ear can make all the difference when processing your birth and trying to find your own path to healing. It can be difficult to find our way when we are tired and find ourselves in the intensity of the newborn stage. Sometimes it feels like every time you’ve got a moment to breathe, your baby requires something new. You get the to sleep, lay them down, and they wake, just as you were about to ask yourself what you need to do for yourself. It is hard to form a thought sometimes, let alone follow through on a plan. Ultimately we would all have many supportive people around us during this precious time. We are here to help you simplify and to keep you on the path you’ve laid out for yourself. We are also here to encourage you to ask for more help when you may need it, but may not even realize how much you need it! We can give you ideas and reminders to help you craft a deeply nourishing postpartum time for you and your baby on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
FREE Access to our 13 Moons Course
Because we are so pumped about this offering, and the women who will choose it, we are offering FREE access to our 13 Moons course (just like for our in person clients) for people that sign up for 6 or more virtual prenatal/postpartum visits.
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!
As a 13 Moons student, you will become part of a rich community of women with a passion for physiological birth and a deep love of both the scientific and sacred aspects of birth and mothering. You will receive the highest quality, beautifully presented materials, personal instruction, and regular communication with Maryn and Margo as well as fellow students.
Topics We Can Cover In Depth Together
(and are covered in our 13 Moons Course)
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
Tap Into Our Expertise and Guidance
Virtual prenatal or postpartum visits are $150 each, 6 for $800 or 10 for $1200. Each visit is 60 minutes long and tailored to your preferences and where you’re at in your journey, be it pre-conception, pregnancy or the postpartum. The 13 Moons Course is included for people that book 6 or more sessions with us. You are welcome to choose to work with Maryn or Margo, or a mix of the two!
What People Are Saying About Working With Us
I could write you a thank you letter everyday for the rest of my life! I didn’t even know what I was looking for when I found you. I want you to know that every bit of this testimonial is written from my soul.
I knew after my fifth son that I if I were to have any more children, it would be at home. I went to the local and trusted midwife for an initial consultation and left not really feeling any different than I did after each one of my OB GYN appointments in previous pregnancies. I was a customer. My child, a product of our transaction. I knew that I wanted to feel different about my pregnancy and my son’s birth.
I asked a friend to share the information on a midwife that she had recently hired and that’s when Maryn’s presence entered my world. I jumped on the Indie Birth website and was absolutely amazed at the empowerment I felt to be building the tiny human in my womb. I was listening to podcasts that made me realize what all the “hype” in homebirth was really about. I contacted Maryn and scheduled a consultation visit. I left that consultation KNOWING that she was the woman to walk with me on this adventure. I am so happy that I trusted my intuition because that walk got rocky and windy and I don’t think any other woman would have stuck with me (or would have been able to legally). Even when I considered taking the advice of the OB/GYNs I consulted during my pregnancy, Maryn never made me feel like I was making a mistake. She always guided me to do what I felt was best. I am a different woman because of what Maryn helped me see in myself. I wish every woman had the ability to awaken to their birth-warrior ability.
I was in charge of my own care and the direction my pregnancy and birth went. Even when I tried to get Maryn to tell me what to do, she put the ball back in my court and helped guide me to make my own decisions. My sixth son was born at home, on a peaceful day in September. Maryn was in-tune to my needs as my labor progressed and arrived at my home in time to help me during the transitional stage of labor. She stayed with me to make sure my son was nursing and I was fed and whole. My whole family was absolutely in love with the new little human joining us without the trauma of an unnecessary hospital visit. Maryn called me regularly post-partum and we discussed everything that was going on with myself and my new son and my family. She helped make recommendations for my young children to adjust to their new sibling and our new, bigger family. She continues to be a part of my life and I cannot thank her enough for EVERYTHING she did for me and my family.
Thank you Maryn from the deepest part of my soul!
Margo was present with me for the birth of my first child. I could not have asked for more soulful, loving, empowering and excellent guidance and care getting ready for birth. She is smart, well studied, passionate and one of the kindest people I know. I also love her honesty and sense of humor but those are just a bonus…Never does my sons birthday pass when I don’t think of Margo and the angel that she was to me at the time of my greatest need for support. You could not make a better choice of a wise woman to assist and support you in birth.