Birth Services, LLC
"...Respecting the woman as an important and valuable human being and making certain that the woman's experience while giving birth is fulfilling and empowering is not just a nice extra, it is absolutely essential as it makes the woman strong and therefore makes society strong." -Marsden Wagner
Welcome to Peaceful Presence Birth Services, LLC. I'm so glad you stopped by! My name is Kristalyn Martin and I am a DONA Certified Doula serving San Antonio, TX and the surrounding areas. I am a Christian, the seventh of twelve children, and my greatest joy is being the wife to my amazing husband, Daniel and Auntie to 19 nieces and nephews - and counting!
As I reflect back on my life to pinpoint the start of my journey into the birth world, I can't help but notice how intricately woven God's plan is in my life...
“The way a woman gives birth can affect the whole of the rest of her life.
How can that not matter? Unless the woman herself does not matter”.
~Beverly Beech and Belinda Phipps
What is a Doula?
“DOULA” comes from the Greek language and translates to English as “a woman who serves”. Doulas serve in a non-medical capacity and provide informational, physical, and emotional support before, during, and immediately following the arrival of the new baby.
Benefits of a Doula
Decreased the risk of Cesarean
Increased the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
Decreased the use of any medications for pain relief
Shorter labors by 41 minutes on average
Higher Apgar scores
Decreased the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
“Kristalyn is a wonderful and knowledgeable doula. An asset to any birth team. I have had the pleasure of working a birth with her and loved the support and care she provided to my client. Definitely recommend!”