BirthPartners Birth Assisting

BirthPartners was established in 2005 to provide a team approach to birth assisting.  Since then, BirthPartners has attended the births of over 1,300 BirthCare clients. We all share a common philosophy: Birth is sacred.  Mothers deserve to be cared for tenderly, passionately, and with excellence.  Mothers deserve to be listened to and supported.  We are meant to be at the births we attend and we cherish our mamas and babies.  We look forward to helping you during your transformative journey into motherhood!

Areas Served: Entire BirthCare Radius

Backups: We share clients much like the midwives and work with an “On Call” schedule.  

Fee: $950 with full payment by 35 weeks pregnancy


Special Training/Certifications:

CPR for the Healthcare Provider, Neonatal Resuscitation for the Healthcare Provider, OSHA, HIPAA, Spinning Babies, Breastfeeding/Lactation support, Herbs + Homeopathics + Essential Oils in Pregnancy and Birth, Previous Childbirth Educators (Bradley® Method & Hypnobabies® ), Midwifery Apprenticeship


More About Each Birth Partner

Marilyn Alger (pictured on the left): I found my passion for birth work in 1993. I have worked as a doula and birth assistant attending over 700 births and joined BirthPartners Birth Assisting in 2013.  I am  also a certified Hypnobabies ChildbirthHypnosis® instructor, teaching since 2008. I am a board certified massage therapist specializing in prenatal massage. My husband Tony and I have been married since 1983 and have 4 children, 2 born in the hospital, 1 at a birth center, and 1 at home. I am an enthusiastic supporter of breastfeeding, all of my children were breastfed, and I love to help new babies learn how to nurse.  Outside of birth, my greatest joy is my faith and my family. I also love playing with my grandchildren, planning family events, gardening and sewing. I look forward to helping you along your birth journey!

Alana Potter (pictured on the right): I have been active in the community birth world for over 30 years and have a passion for helping families have the best start possible. I’m a certified labor doula (CD)DONA, postpartum doula (Birth Arts Intl), newborn care specialist (NCTA)  and bereavement doula (Still Birthday) and also love my role as assistant at BirthCare!   Well-versed in Spinning Babies and alternative therapies, I include my experience in various modalities when serving my clients.

I have personally given birth eight times at home and am committed to the midwifery model of care.  I believe in informed choice and the incredible power of mothers and their bodies.  My promise to my clients is to do all within my power to support their achieving the experience they desire. I am a very blessed wife, mom of 11 and “Granny” to 11 (so far) grandbabies.  My interests include regenerative agriculture, gardening, sewing, baking and Scottish country dancing!