Mareike was born in Germany and grew up in the beautiful Black Forest. She decided to become a midwife at the age of 11 and got her midwife certification from Germany at the age of 21. She worked in England for the NHS on a midwife-led delivery suite with 3500 deliveries a year. In 2007 Mareike and her husband moved to Carlsbad, California. Pregnant with her first child she attended a HypnoBirthing® class and gave birth to her first son in a hospital in two and a half hours, using the HypnoBirthing® techniques. A few years later she had two more beautiful birth experiences. Her youngest son was born at home with a wonderful midwife. After several years of staying at home with her kids, she became a certified HypnoBirthing® practitioner to educate and empower women for a safe and natural birth experience. She believes that peace begins at birth and that every woman should be able to make informed and safe decisions on how to bring her baby into this world.
Mareike resides in Waldorf, Maryland with her husband and three sons.