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Marlene

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Marlene

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Marlene has a BA in Liberal Studies with concentrations on psychology, pastoral care and missions from Oral Roberts University.  She has always been an advocate for family cohesiveness as well as for the voiceless in society.  She has worked as a certified nurse’s assistant, a certified sitter through ‘Seeking Sitters, a Health Connect One trainer for community-based doulas and has volunteered as a court appointed special advocate for foster care children(CASA). She is also a volunteer doula for Northeast Ohio Doula Collective. She feels divinely called to help families fully embrace the miracle of life; from pregnancy, labor, birth and helping parents transition into parenthood well.

Marlene’s revelation to enter into the birthing process as a doula came when she watched the miracle of life unfold during a natural birth she witnessed over 2 years ago. Fully fascinated, it activated a deep desire to be a birth professional. Since then, it has been her life’s goal to support families through the incredible birth and postpartum experience.  She believes the family structure should be protected and supported, as it’s the foundation of society. She offers emotional and informational support to the parents and advocates on their behalf during pregnancy and labor. Marlene completed her training to become a childbirth worker with Mamatoto Village, Inc. through Birthing Beautiful Communities in September, 2016 and completed MVI Perinatal Community Health Worker training in December of 2016. Over the past year and a half she has attended to 17 births and counting.

Marlene is an avid traveler, she has traveled to 19 countries and over 25 states. She enjoys meeting people and exploring different cultures. She has recently been intrigued by the holistic approach to the birth process in other countries. Consequently, next winter she plans to volunteer with midwives in  rural villages in Ethiopia incredible birth and postpartum experience.  She believes the family structure should be protected and supported, as it’s the foundation of society. She offers emotional and informational support to the parents and advocates on their behalf during pregnancy and labor. Marlene completed her training to become a childbirth worker with Mamatoto Village, Inc. in September, 2016 and completed  their Perinatal Community Health Worker training in December of 2016. Over the past year and a half she has attended to 17 births and counting. In the future she plans to train and study with midwives in  rural villages in Ethiopia.

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