Welcome to the birth blog: intern edition. My name is Marianne Hart and I am a senior studying Child, Adult and Family Services at Iowa State University. I have the privilege of interning with Iowa Birth Organization this semester and am so excited for all the learning opportunities which lie ahead.
A little bit about me: I grew up in Eldridge, Iowa in the eastern region of the state along the Mississippi. I am the youngest of 3 children and a lover of cats, outdoor activities and baking cakes. Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated by pregnancy and birth. As a child, I was the “weird” girl who would put a blanket under to shirt, pretending to be pregnant, only to later give birth to a doll and create crying sounds as I tended to it’s needs– not your average 5 year old. This passion has only grown with age and I hope to work in the birth industry post graduation this coming May.
With that being said, I will be updating this blog bi-weekly; these blog posts will pertain to birth related topics as well as information I gather from interviewing birth professionals in Iowa. This blog will serve two purposes: 1) informational for those reading it and 2) enabling me to explore hot birth topics and hopefully steer me toward the right career path!
If you are interested in being featured in a blog post or have a topic you would like to see covered, please comment on this post or email Hello@IowaBirth.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Until next time,