Laurie Boscaro

We couldn’t have asked for a better midwife than Marlene. From conception to delivery, she was very attentive to our needs. She was always there to answer questions, support us emotionally, provide homeopathic options, and inform us of our choices in the birth process. Unfortunately, I was not able to deliver my son at home. Marlene was wonderful in helping us to make the decision to transport to the hospital (after laboring at home for over 24 hours) and then continued to support us through the decisions we had to make while in the hospital. Because of this experience, I felt like I had had a home birth and a hospital birth. While the folks at the hospital were great, there is no comparing the care that Marlene provided us at home. We used Marlene for follow up care for both myself and my son after he was born. Our visits were always such a delight. Marlene is clearly called to do this work and her passion for it is inspiring. Should we ever need a midwife again, it is without question that we will call on Marlene!

Valerie and Matt Brust

I always knew I would have my baby at home and when we moved to Mount Crested Butte in my 25th week of pregnancy, naturally we explored our options. Upon meeting Marlene, we instantly knew we would look no further. She was obviously knowledgeable and passionate about what she did. She let my husband and I take complete control of my care but was always available for questions. She became more than a caregiver and I found in her a friend who I could talk to about anything. When I went into labor at 37 weeks, she calmed me down and assured me everything would be ok even though we were early. During labor, she respected our space and only came in to check on me a few times. My husband and I had a beautiful, intimate, bonding experience because of her ability to quickly assess and make sure everything was going well. Towards the last part of my labor, she suggested a few things to help make the arrival of our precious baby a little easier. She was very intuitive and always knew the right thing to say at the right time. There was no pressure and like my prenatal care, she allowed us to take charge of the delivery and only stepped in when I asked for help. Then in the final moment of delivery, I got to catch my precious daughter. Marlene was quick with the assessments and gave us that first hour of bonding while she and her assistant cleaned up. My delivery went smoothly and was as noninvasive, beautiful and as oriented to exactly what I wanted as humanly possible and I have only Marlene and my wonderful husband who never left my side to thank for it. Postpartum visits were great and Marlene was always reassuring when we had any questions. Marlene treads that fine line of being a friend but also very professional when the situation calls for it. She respects each person’s needs and desires and weaves it into their care as closely as possible. She is all around a wonderful, good person that is a delight to know. When baby number two comes around, we will most certainly be having Marlene attend.

Jill, Kirk and Avalon LaGiglia

The day Marlene walked into our home was truly one of the luckiest days in my life. Her calm, compassionate and professional demeanor instantly put me at ease and I knew this was the woman I wanted guiding me through the journey of pregnancy and birth. She listened to my concerns, which there were many as I was an older first time mom at 35, and reassured my husband and I that she would put our child’s and my own health and safety above all else.

Marlene was always just a phone call away whenever there was a question or concern, many times her calm voice reassured me when other “traditional medical experts” frightened or frustrated me with “possible outcomes”

I will never forget the sound of her voice when she walked into our home to help deliver our daughter at 3 in the morning. I instantly knew my daughter and I were safe and that with Marlene by my side I could handle whatever this “freight train delivery” threw my way.

Marlene loves her families and the children she helps being into the world. She will always have a special place in our family and I would without hesitation highly recommended her to anyone who wants to experience birth the way nature intended.

Sincerely,

Jill, Kirk and Avalon LaGiglia

Tanith Martinez

Marlene was (and still is) the phenomenal super human that I chose to be my midwife for the birth of my sweet Atlee.  Super human because that’s what midwifes are!  From the first moment I met her, she facilitated an environment that allowed me to be the empowered woman I knew I was – a strong woman capable of giving birth.  She took time to get to know me, my priorities, my concerns, my hopes.  She answered my questions, encouraged discussions and gave me ownership over my health.  Every aspect of my care was transparent and personalized to my needs.

When Marlene entered the room the night of Atlee’s birth, it filled with love and tranquility.  Something much needed in my state of mind.  I remember hearing Marlene sweetly telling me everything was fine.  I was ok, my baby was ok and my husband was ok!  A short time later after all the medical checks, I crawled into bed and she tucked me in with my new bundle.  What more could a mother ask for.

Marlene wasn’t there just to “deliver a baby”, but to guide me in the beautiful journey of becoming a mother for a second time.  She did this with love, compassion, understanding and serenity.  My relationship with Marlene isn’t just medical, it’s personal.  I absolutely adore her.

– Tanith Martinez

Annie and Matt Kuehlhorn

“Marlene brings enthusiasm and support to pregnancy. She helps empower the natural birthing process by supporting mothers in finding their personal power.

Marlene’s presence at home a birth is soothing and reassuring. She is a powerful coach and well educated in all medical matters concerning births at home. She is very knowledgeable, highly skilled, and incredibly passionate. Her love for people and the birthing experience is evident in her language and actions.

We look forward to working with Marlene for our future child(ren)’s birth and we will highly recommend her throughout the community whenever we have the opportunity.”

Sincerely,

Matt, Annie, and the newborn, Penelope Kuehlhorn

Tish, Caleb and Huck Mullen

“Our pregnancy and birth experience were exactly how we wanted it….thanks to Marlene! She is calm, patient, supportive, knowledgeable, extremely competent, and a generally wonderful person. Throughout my pregnancy, Marlene demonstrated compassion and caring when I needed it and provided me with informed answers to all of my questions (and there were many).  She was always available, day and night, via phone call or text. She made me feel comfortable and supported every step of the way.  As my time drew near, I felt certain that we could have a successful homebirth with Marlene’s help.  Marlene’s calm energy and relaxed-style was just what I desired in a midwife. When we had a complication during labor (the same complication that sent my friend to the hospital for her labor just a few weeks before), Marlene handled the situation with exceptional skill and loving kindness and our son was born in our bed.  Marlene’s post-partum care is great…so convenient to have her come to our house and her encouragement continues to be helpful to us as first-time parents.  I couldn’t have asked for a better midwife or a better birth experience. Marlene is a mother’s dream come true”

Gratefully,

Tish, Caleb, and Huck Mullen

Lana, Chris and Hagyn Athey

“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 […]

Eric and Casey Krawczyk

MY HOME BIRTH EXPERIENCE (Casey)   “My daughter, Willow Grace, arrived Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 weighing 6 lbs. 9 ounces. Giving birth at home was truly an amazing experience. Marlene is a highly professional and extremely skilled midwife who was there every step of the way throughout my pregnancy and delivery. It is difficult to […]

Brinley Davis and Noah Remer

“I vividly recall being in the midst of labor, leaning on my partner Noah, breathing the only way I could, and hearing Marlene whisper, “You’re doing everything perfectly.” Of course little felt perfect at the time, but I later realized she was right. I was doing everything. I was doing it! I was working with my body, my breath, my mind. No one was taking that power from me. No doctor, no machine, no drug. This was the raw experience.

A woman couldn’t ask for a better gift then an attendant who, though highly knowledgeable and skilled in childbirth, stands aside and listens. Marlene trusts nature, trusts the mother’s intuition and body, and chooses not to intervene unless emergency calls. I prepared for labor in various ways, but I never realized (until after the fact) the necessity of having people present who simply believe in you. When a huge part of my mind wanted to cry and panic and question nature, Marlene and Noah stood by, never doubting, only awaiting the cry of that newborn babe. Their faith in my ability was the only tool I needed- and really the only tool I had. I thank them for this and, Marlene, thank you for your wisdom- a needed quality in a culture that assigns birth to the realm of intellect and interference.”

Brinley

Laurie and Alain Boscaro

“We couldn’t have asked for a better midwife than Marlene. From conception to delivery, she was very attentive to our needs. She was always there to answer questions, support us emotionally, provide homeopathic options, and inform us of our choices in the birth process. Unfortunately, I was not able to deliver my son at home. Marlene was wonderful in helping us to make the decision to transport to the hospital (after laboring at home for over 24 hours) and then continued to support us through the decisions we had to make while in the hospital. Because of this experience, I felt like I had had a home birth and a hospital birth. While the folks at the hospital were great, there is no comparing the care that Marlene provided us at home. We used Marlene for follow up care for both myself and my son after he was born. Our visits were always such a delight. Marlene is clearly called to do this work and her passion for it is inspiring. Should we ever need a midwife again, it is without question that we will call on Marlene!”

– Laurie, Alain and Dylan Boscaro