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 “I think one of the best things we could do would be to help women/parents/families discover their own birth power, from within themselves. And to let them know it’s always been there, they just needed to tap into it.” ~John H. Kennell, MD


Kristalyn Martin

Certified Doula

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. Ever since I can remember, I have always loved infants. As a big sister, I always had an opportunity to care for my younger siblings and I loved every minute of it...well, almost ;)

My first real introduction into the wonderful world of birth began at the age of ten when I witnessed the inspiring strength of my mother as she brought my youngest sibling into the world. That home birth experience left an imprint on my heart and I knew then that I wanted to play a part in assisting others during their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys. During the years that followed, I had the privilege of being a part of a few more of my family’s birth experiences before realizing that I wanted to start down the path of becoming a doula. 

My passion for birth work came into being in 2016, and since then I've been blessed to have worked with many families throughout their journeys.

I’m excited to hear from you and to learn how I can best serve you! 

My Philosophy

Birth is such an important and vulnerable time in a person's life. Whether you are the one giving birth or the birthing partner, birth can be a stressful and overwhelming time.

My desire and goal is to make sure you feel heard and supported throughout your life-changing journey of pregnancy, birth, and beyond, by providing you physical, emotional, and informational support. I will endeavor to support you in a way that will allow and encourage you to achieve your goals and desires for your birth whether you hope to go unmedicated, have an epidural, or schedule a Cesarean Section. 

YOU are the most important person during this time of life and my sole purpose is to walk alongside you offering guidance, lending a listening ear, and meeting whatever your needs may be. Birth partners (if applicable) are important as well, and I would never wish to take their place, but rather encourage, aid, and support them as they do the same for you.


San Antonio Birth Photography

"Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life." -Ina May Gaskin, CPM


I continually work to expand my knowledge and obtain trainings and certifications to better serve my clients. I currently hold the following trainings

and/or certifications:

*Doulas of North America (DONA) Certified Birth Doula

*Doulas of North America (DONA) Trained Postpartum Doula 

*Stillbirthday Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula 

*Hypnobabies® trained Hypno-Doula

*Certified in the use of the TENS Unit

* Certified Sleep Consultant


*Trauma Informed Care

*Basics for Breastfeeding

*Newborn Care


*Spinning Babies®

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