Hi! My name is Marya Molette, I am nurse in Labor and Delivery serving in Virginia in the US Air Force. While I was stationed overseas in England, I learned about Spinning Babies through a Google search to help a mother having a posterior labor. That was my first assignment as a Labor and Deliver Nurse and my life changed. I am now stateside, living in Virginia with my family, and sharing Spinning Babies with my co-workers and civilian providers, too. [Say Marya like “ma Ry uh.”]
Originally from Canada where all my family still resides, I’ve lived in the US since 1991. A nurse for 5 years now, 4 in labor and delivery, I have been in the Air Force for 15 years, prior enlisted as a medic, then I went to school through an Air Force program to receive my BSN. I love to play softball, ski, run, rollerderby, belly dance, go to movies, go to the beach, yoga, and of course anything related to birth. I love traveling and had many adventures while stationed near London.
My passion for birth came unexpectedly. I thought I would do L&D for exposure to newborn babies to gain experience as I wanted to get into NICU. However I found with each mother I labored or spent time with postpartum that L&D was where my heart was. I took a doula workshop to increase my skills for natural labor, but found there was so much more than just physically supporting the mother and her family. The emotional connections, the importance of these families feeling supported by their birth team- whether hospital or home birth, this was an important ingredient to the well-being of the mothers. I also discovered how little education there is out there for pregnant moms to address fetal positioning and its effects on the outcome of birth. Spinning Babies has given me the tools as a nurse and birth worker to address this and it has empowered me as a nurse, to empower my patients that leads to a supported and successful birth.
Marya lives in the state of Virginia where she is currently stationed and lives with her husband and son. See her upcoming workshops in the list below.
Read what Jennifer Walker’s participants say about her workshops:
:I attended the Spinning Babies workshop with Marya in Austin… It was AMAZING and she was a phenomenal teacher. I have already started using the techniques I learned in my doula practice and am seeing great results. I wish I could have taken this training years ago- it just makes sense!! I’m also considering gifting all of my clients your Daily Essentials DVD so they can learn more from you. Thank you for the beautiful gift of Spinning Babies.” -Colleen
“I’ve been familiar with Spinning Babies for my entire Doula career, but was fortunate enough to participate in Marya’s Edmonton class last week. It was an amazing day of learning! I immediately left and used my newly practised techniques the following day with much success. Woohoo!!”
-Sonja Kolstad, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), HCHD, CRST, www.
“Love the care bear and the way Marya used it in class!!!” Jessica Terry Black
Email Marya at firstname.lastname@example.org.