Four Trimesters Head Trainer,
Registered Nurse specializing in Labor and Delivery,
Spinning Babies Approved Trainer,
Affiliated with DONA.
Emotional connections, the importance of these families
feeling supported by their birth team- whether at a hospital
or home birth, was an important ingredient to the
well being of the mothers
Four Trimesters Trainer; Registered Nurse specialising in Labour and Delivery
Originally, I am from Canada where all my family still resides, but I have lived in the US since 1991. I have been a nurse for five years now, four of those in labor and delivery.
I love to play softball, ski, run, roller derby, belly dance, salsa, go to the movies, go to the beach, do yoga, and of course anything related to birth. I love traveling, I have travelled through Europe, Canada, USA, and of course, Singapore!
I ♥ being a Trainer as my passion for birth came unexpectedly. I thought I would do Labor and Delivery for exposure to newborn babies to gain experience, as I wanted to get into NICU. However, I found with each mother I labored or spent time with postpartum, that L&D was where my heart found its home. I took a doula workshop to increase my skills for natural labor, but found there was so much more to it than just physically supporting the mother and her family.
The emotional connections, the importance of these families feeling supported by their birth team - whether at a hospital or home birth - was an important ingredient to the well-being of the mothers. I also discovered how little education there is out there for pregnant moms to address fetal positioning and its effects on the outcome of the birth. Spinning Babies has given me the tools as a nurse and birth worker to address this, and it has empowered me as a nurse. It has given me the ability to empower my patients to have a supported and successful birth.
Experience: Currently working in a labor and delivery unit with the U.S Airforce; Spinning Babies Approved Trainer (2015-2017)
“It has given me the ability to empower my patients to have a supported and successful birth.”
– Marya Molette