Dena Marchiony, Chair
Dena has been a childbirth educator for 26 years and has worked in Hospital, community and private settings. She authored The MotherSource Pregnancy Resource Directory, “Joy and Sleepfilled Nights” a promotional brochure for Schwarz Pharma, and was a contributing author for the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2012 editions of Expectant Mothers Guide.
Dena was originally certified in The Bradley Method, has a Level 1 Certification in “Birthing From Within”, and is currently certified by ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association) and Lamaze. She has been certified as a MotherWell Pregnancy Fitness instructor and is a Prenatal Yoga Instructor. She is a certified ICEA/ DONA Birth Doula, lactation support person, and is a Trainer for ICEA (teaching new childbirth educators their craft). She integrates all methods and adds zen meditation, affirmation, and deep relaxation techniques to re-frame fear about childbirth and instill confidence.