Maryn Green, CPM
My journey into the world of birth actually began with the birth of my first child in a hospital. I didn’t even know home birth was an option. I was frustrated with the hospital experience I had and began searching for other options for my second birth. I eventually connected with a doula who introduced me to the idea of home birth, and alongside the midwife I hired last minute, guided me safely through a loving second birth experience. I decided to become a midwife to help women in the same way. I co-founded Indie Birth and our various offerings to inform, educate, and support women on their path. I also publish the Taking Back Birth podcast. I feel divinely lucky to be intimately a part of the life cycle. I live with my husband of 21 years and our 10 children (yes, you read that right) in Arizona. Life is good!
Nathan Riley, MD
My name is Nathan Riley. I am an allopathic physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology as well as in hospice and palliative medicine. I have a daughter, and my wife is a pilot. We are expecting our second child. I am also a Burner and a deep ecologist. I believe that healing starts with lifestyle change. So I will exhaust diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management before turning to the tools of my allopathic colleagues. I also borrow from Chinese medicine, the Vedic traditions, herbology, the spiritual sciences, and my functional medicine colleagues to achieve this. I see birth and death as natural processes rather than disease processes to be “fixed” by the medical system.