“When my husband Chris and I first found out that I was pregnant, the thought of a home birth never crossed our minds. That is until I began speaking with other women who had given birth to their children at home and I began to realize that a home birth might be the right path for me. When I mentioned this to Chris he was less than excited with my newest idea, but agreed to meet with Marlene to test the waters. After our initial meeting with Marlene we walked out of her office with no doubt in our minds that a home birth was the right choice for us.

Throughout my pregnancy Marlene was always just a phone call or e-mail away to answer any questions that I had, and believe me I had a lot of them. She was never rushed, always calm and very informative.

When it was time for our son to be born Marlene was amazing, she was trusting and encouraging, she listened and understood me and my needs, and most of all she believed in me and my ability to bring another life into this world. And when we were faced with a challenging situation her wisdom and calmness helped me to stay calm and let my body do what needed to be done. I feel so fortunate to have had such an amazing birth experience, and Marlene was the one that made it all possible.”

– Lana, Chris and Hagyn Athey