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Samantha Martin | Doula, Educator, Encapsulator, Car Seat Tech

Doula Mae Birth Services


Phone: (763) 498-1098

Birth Fee: $900

Postpartum Rate: $35

Fee Details: We offer a complimentary, obligation free interview for families interested in learning more about the supportive services we provide. Our base birth doula package includes 1 - 2 prenatal support visits, supporting arms workbook, attendance to a comfort measures workshop (if desired), continuous birth support, 1 postpartum support visit, and more! You will find a full list of our services detailed on our website: **Payment options include: cash, check, credit, HSA/FSA, gift certificates Payment plans available upon request

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birth Boot Camp - Certified Birth Doula
  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, April 2016
  • Birth Boot Camp, July 2019
Type of Practice: On-call doula service

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I currently do not attend planned unassisted homebirths.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Birth Boot Camp Certified Instructor
  • Offering online, private, and group classes

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Counselor - ALPP
  • Lactation Counselor Training (Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Certified Placenta Encapsulator (International Placenta & Postpartum Association - IPPA)
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • Trained HypnoDoula, Healing Touch student, Spinning Babies Educated, Certified Nursing Assistant, Child Passenger Safety Technician

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Monitrice services
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I work as an independent contractor at Everyday Miracles in Minneapolis, MN.

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Samantha Martin | Doula, Educator, Encapsulator, Car Seat Tech

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Laura Valencia

We had a wonderful, easy and seamless experience doing Placenta Encapsulation with Doula Samantha Martin. We reached out last minute just a few weeks before our baby was due, and she was very prompt at replying and giving us all of the information we needed and options to choose from. We knew what to expec tthe day our daughter arrived; she picked up the placenta from the hospital in a timely fashion, gave updates on the encapsulation process and delivered them to our house within the first 48 hours! They came with very clear instructions, an email and easy ways to reach out if we had any questions. She followed up to see how they worked for me, and was overall a very kind, knowledgable and reliable person. If we have another baby- which we hope to! - we are already planning to use Sam again for encapsuation, and to look into her for a doula as well :) Highly recommend Sam!

Posted 10/17/2019

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Xai Yang

Samantha is super friendly and knowledgeable! She has tons of great resources to share as well. She helped me with my second-born and I loved how person-centered she is with the service she provides. Thank you, Samantha! 

Posted 10/7/2019

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Bekah Beaudry

Samantha is truly someone special. Everything she did was calm and helpful! From meetings before the birth to meetings after she was full of wisdom and calmed all our nerves. I learned so much from her that I didn’t know before as a new mom and I felt very prepared for my labor because of her guidance! She just has this beautiful presence that helped my anxiety as well as calmed my husband through every step. I am so grateful for Samantha! Hiring her was one of the best decisions I made during my pregnancy!!

Posted 9/21/2019

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Samantha was great!! I couldnt ask for a better person to get me thur my preganancy and after i went home.. She waas a big help and there for me and my kids dad.  She gave me alot of attention day or night she was there ended up having a c-section. She was still by my side. When i went home she was over with great resources and guidance. Also helped with carseats. Love her amd miss her dearly she is fantastic to work with very young spirited for sure.. If i ever decided to have a yth baby she will be my go to doula hands down!!!

Posted 7/9/2019

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Samantha was a very good Throughout the whole birth process and even before the birth of my daughter. She was very nice and helpful and had a lot of information on everything to do with having a baby. She also did My Placenta encapsulation and it made me feel a hundred times better mentally wise since with my first daughter I had postpartum depression.


Posted 7/9/2019

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Samantha was our doula for our daughter's birth. I'm so thankful she was there. Prior to the birth she helped us create a birth plan and was a great resource for questions. She is very experienced with Maple Grove Hospital, which was a huge help. My husband and I had no idea what we were in for and Samantha was awesome in guiding us. My husband especially appreciated having someone there to help instruct him when he had no clue how to help. Samantha also inspected our car seat installation to make sure it was correct. If we have another pregnancy- I hope Samantha is available for us again!

Posted 7/9/2019

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Elliott Benedict

Samantha made all the difference for my wife and I and our 2nd child. We did not have a doula with our 1st but realized the extra guidance and support that Samantha provided was tremendous. I would recommend her to anyone for any of your birthing plans and needs. She is gentle, caring, and offers the best insights at the right moments. Affordable pricing and very consultative.

Posted 7/9/2019

Birth Availability for Samantha Martin | Doula, Educator, Encapsulator, Car Seat Tech

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Postpartum Availability for Samantha Martin | Doula, Educator, Encapsulator, Car Seat Tech

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