Welcome! My name is Erin Marney. I was born and raised in Kansas and I married my high school sweetheart in 2002. My family has resided in Kansas, the mountains of Eastern Idaho, and central Wisconsin before finally settling a bit west of Woodland Park, Colorado.
I would love to share my journey with birth and how I came to teaching childbirth education- When I was pregnant with my first child in 2002, I decided we should take natural birth classes because I was afraid of needles and wanted to avoid an epidural. But baby had other plans- she was found to be breech and try as I might, she wouldn’t turn, so she was born by cesarean. I planned to have a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) with our next one, but had a medically complicated pregnancy so our second child was born by cesarean as well.
In spite of my two cesareans, I became even more passionate about natural birth and I trained as a doula in 2005. My third pregnancy was also medically complicated but I wanted to try again for a VBAC and blessedly, I had a doctor who was willing to work with me to achieve this. I was induced and after being in labor for a long time, ultimately decided to get an epidural. I rested and after 40+ hours of labor, he was finally born! His VBA2C was so much hard work but having my baby in my arms right after he was born was transformative!
My fourth was born at home in the water- my first natural birth. It was a very simple miracle. My fifth pregnancy was also medically complicated so I gave birth naturally in the hospital. I took all I had learned from my other births, from my head and from my heart, and had a truly empowering experience. My five births were not necessarily what I had planned but I am so grateful for the the knowledge and experience my births have provided me as a mother and, now, as a teacher. Birth doesn’t have to go according to plan to be empowering or beautiful!
Since I trained as a doula in 2005, I have been seeking a way to serve expecting couples while balancing the needs of my family. I am so glad I found Birth Boot Camp and I am excited to share such a comprehensive, contemporary education with expecting parents! Knowledge is power and I want to share the tools you need to have an amazing birth!
To contact me:
Phone: (719) 387-4938