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Christy Cozby ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Christy is a Certified Birthing From Within Mentor and Facilitator, Intentional Creativity Teacher, and (formerly DONA-certified) birth doula. She has served as a volunteer for Postpartum Support International and has worked as an in-home parenting coach. Christy is the director of MAYA Organization, a nonprofit that provides no-cost prenatal education, birth doulas, postpartum support, practical assistance, and mental health therapy.…

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Marlee Malone-Franklin

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I work with my spouse, Megan, to support growing families in Pittsburgh PA. We’ve been working with new parents since 2014. We work together with clients during pregnancy (teaching childbirth and postpartum/breastfeeding classes), during labor as a birth doula team, and I also serve families in their first few months with a new baby as a postpartum doula and lactation counselor.…

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Megan Malone-Franklin

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

My wife, Marlee, and I love supporting families together. We teach birth and postpartum preparation classes together, and we work as a doula team to support our clients during labor. As Birthing From Within Mentors, we are passionate about providing safe spaces for parents to explore what’s really important to them in their birth and early parenting experience, rather than prescribing what we think is best.…

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Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

My early and personal experiences with birth have fostered a deep fascination with birth, motherhood, and babies in me – and a trust in the process of childbearing.

As a young adult I began a career as a religious educator in the Unitarian Universalist church. I received recognition as a Credentialed Religious Educator (CRE), Master Level.…

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Cortney Seltman

Certified Birthing From Within Mentor & Childbirth Educator

Cortney supports individuals, couples, and groups navigating pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period, a unique time of major transition for parents and babies, from birth until 2-3 years later. She teaches Birthing From Within Classes in partnership with The Midwife Center for Birth & Women’s Health in Pittsburgh, the largest free standing birth center in the country.…