Once Margo’s five-year apprenticeship was complete, she and Maryn worked together to launch their first collaborative product: a five-week-long childbirth education course. They released it as part of a project Maryn had been working on, Indie Birth.
“Marin had started Indie Birth before I met her, as a print zine,” Margo says. “Then it became a digital zine. Then it became a blog.”
Empowered by the course, and the women they were helping, Margo and Maryn started expanding their offerings. Soon enough, Maryn had started a podcast, Taking Back Birth, to offer birth education to their growing number of empowered followers.
Before long, the pair’s online work started attracting more and more attention. “We started building our community around the podcast and the course, and we just grew exponentially,” Margo says.
From there, Margo and Maryn added a couple more podcasts and courses under the Indie Birth umbrella, with the intention of educating their followers around autonomous birth —the concept of empowering women to make their own decisions around childbirth.