"I love to dive deep into the research and search for answers."

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Mary Etna

I AM a

Childirth Educator and Evidence-Based Birth Instructor

Mary Etna is devoted to delivering evidence-based information in a manner that is engaging and empowering to the families she works with. She is passionate about making accurate, evidence-based information accessible to everyone, and empowering individuals to take an active role in their own healthcare and childbirth experience.  She has over 15 years of experience in public health, including both biomedical research and health education. She has experience working with survivors of trauma, and has lived and worked in several countries.

credentials

  • DONA Certified Birth Doula
  • ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator
  • Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
  • Hypnobabies HypnoDoula

Happy place

  • Walking outdoors

Lactation counseling

Childbirth education

Birth and hypnobirthing

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Mary Etna

What drives you to do this work?

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I love science and connecting with people. In my past, I've worked in the very heavy, science side of medical care and in health education. What I found through birthwork is that I can connect both of those things. I love using my understanding and passion for knowledge regarding the science and clinical aspects of childbirth and then turning that into empowerment for my clients during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

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I've lived in six different countries and I've traveled to over twenty. I was born in Bolivia. I've lived in the US, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua. and Egypt. I also was in the peace corps. It gave me a different perspective on aspects of birth and health.
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