We envision a world where birth is a conscious and profound rite of passage to bring forth new life in love, freedom and peace.
A Message From the Founders of Indie Birth
MARYN GREEN, TRADITIONAL MIDWIFE
MARGO BLACKSTONE, INDEPENDENT MIDWIFE
More About the Indie Birth Sanctuary and Center For Sacred Life
Our mission is to support the creation of a New Earth.
PRESERVING THE KNOWLEDGE OF BREECH BIRTH
A “TURN-KEY” PROPERTY IN NATURE
HOW YOU CAN HELP MANIFEST THIS VISION
PRESERVING THE KNOWLEDGE
PRESERVING THE KNOWLEDGE
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Unifying the sacred and the scientific to create a birthing experience based on love, not fear.
Autonomous Midwife and Co-Founder of the Indie Birth Association and Indie Birth Midwifery School.
Independent Midwife and Co-Founder of the Indie Birth Association and Indie Birth Midwifery School.
NATHAN RILEY, MD, FACOG
Holistic OB/GYN supporting women through a focus on diet, hydration, sleep, movement, mindset, breath, fertility awareness, pelvic steaming, meditation, and more.
STUART FISCHBEIN, MD
OB/GYN specializing in breech, twin and VBAC (Vaginal birth after Cesarean) birth at home.
We are supported by a growing network of like-minded midwives and medical professionals with the desire to help birth a New Earth.
RICKI LAKE, FILM MAKER
Ricki Lake is an American actress, television presenter and producer known for her lead role as Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 film Hairspray. At the age of 24, Lake became one of the youngest daily talk show hosts in history with the debut of “The Ricki Lake Show.” Lake has become an integral figure in the birthing community, having served for many years on the board of Choices in Childbirth, a nonprofit organization that strives to improve maternity care all over the world.
DAVID HAYES, MD
OB/GYN specializing in breech birth. He has attended thousands of births, including well over 100 home births in Western North Carolina since 2005. He is a faculty preceptor with the National College of Midwifery. In addition to his home birth practice he has worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) as an obstetrician/ gynecologist and as a Medical Team Leader in high risk obstetrics and vesico-vaginal fistula repair programs in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka.
DR. RIXA FREEZE, PHD
Dr. Rixa Freeze, PhD, is the founder of Breech Without Borders, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to breech training, education, and advocacy. Breech Without Borders helps information cross linguistic, geographic, and knowledge borders by translating existing material about breech into multiple languages, supporting breech research, publication, conferences, lectures, and training workshops and making information about breech more accessible and understandable to both health care providers and to the public.
CHARLES EISENSTEIN, SOCIAL PHILOSOPHER
Charles Eisenstein is a philosopher, teacher and writer. He is the author of The Ascent of Humanity (2007), Sacred Economics (2011, revised 2020), The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible (2013) and Climate — A New Story (2018).
Voices From the Indie Birth Community
Hear from those we serve about the impact this work is making on the world.
Why the Time Is Right
We seek to be the change we wish to see, for mothers, children and the world we are creating.