Join host Maryn Green, autonomous midwife of many years, for all things radical birth, midwifery and mothering related. For more info, go to indiebirth.org. To listen to past episodes visit https://indiebirth.org/podcastarchive/
A Chat About Twins
After a lengthy update on our Indie Birth Institute, I get to have a fun chat with myself about twins! I am fascinated by 2 babies growing in one human at once; and I share my own experiences, stories and even some myths around why I think twin mamas are treated so differently. Is there a big deal? What considerations are needed by mama/midwife with a twin pregnancy and birth?
The “You Don’t Need Anything to Birth” Line
I’m all about women birthing in their power, so who’s telling who what they need or don’t need? In this podcast, I give a brief update on the ever-manifesting birth place/center that we’re working on (we’re calling it the Indie Birth Midwifery Institute) and then I launch into embellishing a recent Instagram post I did on social media selling the idea that no one needs knowledge to birth. True or nor true? As per usual, I don’t think it’s that black and white and I’m here to share my thoughts on birth, midwifery and this place we’re manifesting as an embodiment of what I believe. Tell me what you think after listening to this!
The Vision of an (Indie Birth) Birth Retreat Center
Here it is: 12 minutes that we are asking you to please listen to, and share far and wide. We do not know WHO this vision will resonate with, or what will come in to make this a reality. In this podcast, I outline the what, where, why and how about this important and massive mission/vision that we know will change the world.
Being in the Bubble As the Midwife
In this podcast, I talk about creating the bubble of energy and vibration that feels important to me as the midwife when waiting on mama’s to birth. We end up separating ourselves in a way from “normal” life, much like a pregnant mama does at the end of her pregnancy. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Do Midwives Make Birth Safer?
Margo and I get to chat about this complex topic, thanks to an Instagram comment recently and the fact that many/most people do not really understand the true value of a midwife. What is it, anyway? Is a midwife there to prevent death or to help enhance the woman’s experience? Maybe it’s all or none of those things. Let us know your thoughts so that we can get more clear on explaining these nuances.
Are You the Right Match for Me?
This is a question all women should be asking when interviewing a doula or midwife AND a question that all midwives and doulas should be asking when conducting consultations! Either way, this is an equal-opportunity relationship and the consultation is the most important first meeting that will determine which course a pregnancy and birth takes, and with whom! I have learned a lot about this over the last 15 years but it’s still a fascinating process that I enjoy engaging in and getting better at.
Wisdom with a hint of whimsy
Maryn’s way of communicating tricky topics is so fabulous! As an aspiring mama, it’s been near impossible to find information about physiological birth and this podcast (along with other awesome Indie Birth offerings) has been an absolute blessing. I’m feeling confident and excited, as opposed to guarded and afraid, knowing more about the magic that is birth!
Maryn and Margo are probably my idols of the birth world. As someone new to the field of birth work, I wasn’t resonating with the bounds of information I was finding and I definitely didn’t resonate with what I’ve experienced and seen regarding the birth world. I knew there was more and I’m so thankful I came across Indie Birth, it was the missing link and everything came together for me after coming across it! So thankful for everything they’re doing in the birth work community and I can’t wait to be a bigger part of it!
Love the wisdom
So much knowledge and wisdom shared here. No matter how humble these women may be, they offer so much light. Thank you🙏