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About Me

Headshot of Mary Martin in black and white, smiling.

My professional path was not a straight line into birthwork, but a journey that has always been about caring for people first and always. During a career of Coast Guard service, I found that caring for my team and community was as important to me as life-saving missions. During the births of my own three children, I learned the value of community and excellent birth support firsthand. I believe that confidence and calm during birth and as a new parent come from a birth team that believes in a birthing person’s ability to birth and make decisions for themselves and their baby. I’ve had wonderful opportunities to encourage and support service members and their families as they navigate pregnancy, birth, life, work and return to work after the birth of a child. These experiences drove my passion to move into full-time birth work after my Coast Guard retirement.

All birthing people and their families deserve excellent support during every birth. Hospital, home or birth center, every family benefits from education and support.

 

Training
  • Certified Birth Doula - Doula Trainings International (DTI)

  • Childbirth Educator - Doula Trainings International (DTI)

  • When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse - Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations, Bastyr University

  • Comforting Touch for Doulas - Yiska Obadia

  • Natural Breastfeeding Program Professional

  • Peanut Balls: Advanced Skills for L&D Professionals - Mandy Irby, The Birth Nurse

  • First Aid/Infant/Adult CPR - Red Cross

Picture of Mary Martin holding a baby, wearing a Coast Guard flight suit and standing in front of a Coast Guard helicopter.
Mary Martin with another woman holding a baby, both smiling, standing in an outdoor setting.
Logo showing DTI certified doula.
Mary Martin, her husband and three kids standing next to a Coast Guard helicopter.
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