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Midwifery Care:

 

"When I first met Marli for my prenatal visits I felt an instant

sense of connection and comfort with her. She's so warm and

inviting and has a contagious laugh!

 

Throughout our prenatal care and in preparing for our

homebirth she was always available to answer our questions,

she always had such great ideas and was so supportive.

She would always ask permission before doing any procedure,

she would get my permission before touching me. She treated

us with such respect. We really gained a friendship with her

over the course of our pregnancy so when it came time for

the birth it felt like we were surrounded by friends rather

than medical staff.

 

Our labor was long! Very long! And I know deep in my soul that I wouldn't have lasted so long if it weren't for the love, dedication and support that Marli and the team provided. They kept me safe, nourished and most importantly, they kept me laughing! They really held the space for me to stay present and connected to my body and my baby. The birth was life changing and I'm so thankful Marli was on our team!

 

After the birth of our daughter I had a really tough time breastfeeding. Marli was available for me and came to our house almost every day. When she wasn't there she was calling and texting to check on us. She helped me when I didn't know what I was doing. She held my hand when I cried. She looked me in my eyes and listened to me, really listened to me. She's gentle and respectful with our daughter and makes us feel so comfortable handing her over to her. She honors the process of birth. We just love her! Thank you Marli!!! I can't wait to have another baby!"                            

                                                         ~Steph

Labor Doula Services:

"Working with Marli was fantastic. We had her with us at both of our daughters water births. We chose to have our girls at Best Start Birth Center, and Marli meshed wonderfully with the staff there. With our oldest, Marli was with us starting in the early morning labor stages and she helped me progress and knew exactly what felt good with each surge. With our second, she sat with us eating burritos until labor got stronger and again knew exactly what to do and when to head to the birth center. Thank goodness she was there for number two, if she was not with us then, we likely would have had an accidental home birth because labor progressed very quickly! Marli is so knowledgeable and is so caring with her mamas. We are so lucky to have found her. I'd recommend her to any expecting mama however and wherever you choose to have your baby."

                           

~Taryn

Placenta Encapsulation Services:

"She was super quick, and even dropped the placenta pills back off at our house. SO easy. Once my pills were done she also helped me turn a few raw pieces into a tincture without charging me extra for her advice! She tailored everything custom to my needs, she was supportive and very respectful of how much of a blur those first few days after birth can be. She's amazing at what she does."

                   ~Melanie

Childcare Doula Services:

Marli was referred to us by our midwives when we were looking for someone to watch over our daughter at our home birth. We wanted her to be a part of the birth but also didn't want to have to be distracted by caring for her. It was important for us to find someone to look after her that understood the birth process. Marli was so attuned and comfortable with birth she was such a great support for us and our daughter. She knew the appropriate times to bring our daughter in to visit and be apart of the labor and in the intense times she played with her and kept her distracted. We didn't feel pulled away at any moment to have to look after her. Our daughter was also old enough to understand that mom was in labor, so Marli did a beautiful job of talking to her about what was happening and making sure she knew we were ok. We were grateful to have Marli with us and she's been such a joy in our lives. She's very attuned to birth, babies and children and has an incredibly fun and caring essence. Thank you Marli for your love and support!! Our family adores you!!    

                     

~Kristin