Our Doulas

We're a co-doula practice helping families create peaceful birth journeys

Samantha Marvels, CCHt

HypnoDoula Trainer + Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Samantha is a holistic birth doula, IBH certified clinical hypnotherapist, Birth Harmony Creator (couples centered hypnobirthing), and the co-founder of The Austin Doula. Her deepest passion is supporting couples as they transform through the incredible journey of pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Sam found her passion for physiological birth after working on a labor/delivery photography project in 2018, and further solidified her trust in hypnobirthing after the magical birth of her son in 2019.

Sam has attended over 100+ births and is on a mission to support many more couples with empowering parenthood and partnership with hypnotherapy, evidence based education, and virtual support spaces.

Training Organization: Birth People Creator (HypnoDoula Training)

Additional Training: Hypnobirthing International, Trauma-Informed-Training though Somatic Institute for Women, IBH Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America.

Mariya Charlton

Holistic Birth Doula

Hi! I’m Mariya Charlton and I have had the honor of walking alongside mothers as a Doula for the last 4 years. I have two children of my own, one born in a hospital and the other at home. I believe that women have everything they need already inside of them to safely bring their babies into the world. To respect each mother’s sacred birthing space, I follow her lead. When appropriate, I also incorporate my spinning babies and massage therapy training. I attend home births, birth centers, and a limited amount of hospital births. I’m passionate about educating and advocating for my clients and creating opportunities for community with other mothers in Austin.

Training Organization: Birth People Certified (Hypnodoula Training)

Special Trainings: LMT Student, Spinning Babies, & Hypnobirthing

Katie Lusby, LMT

Holistic Strength Coach + Birth Doula + LMT

Katie is the co-owner of Primal Partnership where she and her husband coach men and women on hormone health, holistic nutrition, strength training and getting out of chronic pain.
Her passion for birth began with her first pregnancy and has led her to becoming a Birth Doula. Her primary focus in doula care is encouraging and educating women to reclaim their power to give birth on their own terms.
Her compassionate nature and expansive skill set allows her to listen, understand, and meet each client wherever it is that they are starting their journey.
Doula Training: Born Free Method, Hypnodoula Support Training, + Emily Stanwyck Coaching
Specialized Training: Women’s Strength Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist, Prenatal+Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, Birth Assistant

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