Hey there! I'm Marie Engler, a new mother to my beautiful daughter, Olive. I have always wanted to have a non-medicated birth at home, but my husband & I settled on giving birth at a birth center (since it was my first birth). I had an insane labor experience that ultimately ended up with me giving birth in my bathroom. Luckily, my husband & doula were there, but miss Olive made her appearance before my midwife or the paramedics had arrived. This experience was incredible & not only solidified the idea that it was time to change careers, but it also ensured that I would make it my mission to support & love on pregnant women during this magical time, like my doula did for me.
I went to college to become a teacher & was super passionate about it but, after giving birth to Olive, I wanted to be able to be home more & watch her grow up. After my unbelievable birth experience, I knew becoming a doula was what I needed to do. I wanted to be able to inform, support, & love on soon-to-be mamas before, during, & after their labor. I want women to feel empowered & informed in their choices during pregnancy, labor, & as they move into motherhood. That is why I created Olive Doula Services.