About Me

I am a registered nurse with a passion for preparing expectant families for the childbirth experience and the adventure that awaits as new parents. If you are pregnant, the story of this adventure is starting to unfold for you and I want to help prepare you to make educated and informed decisions along the way. I believe that education and proper medical care are the tools you need to help you on your path to parenthood. Together with your physician or midwife, I hope to empower you to “take the pen” and begin to write the story of your “happily ever after.”

Marcia Huizinga RN, BSN, CCCE, CLE – Owner/Instructor

I am a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience in OB & Women’s Health. I graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, and settled in the western suburbs of Chicago with my husband, Tom. We are the proud parents of three boys who are now all grown and married. We are also the super proud grandparents of our 5 grandchildren!

My OB nursing experience in several area hospitals and recent OB/GYN office as well as my own childbirth stories- including a singleton, a twin pregnancy, a natural birth, a medicated vaginal birth, preterm labor, cesarean delivery with an epidural and numerous medical interventions- has inspired me to share my knowledge with expectant families in the Chicagoland area.  I currently also teach classes in childbirth, breastfeeding, baby care, grandparenting and babysitting at  Edward Elmhurst Health.