About

Mary Haseltine - Certified Birth Doula, Birth Educator, and Bereavement Doula 


As the mother to six children on earth and one in eternity, I have a passion for helping women experience their feminine genius through the beautiful act of birth. I believe that every single woman and baby no matter their circumstances deserve to have the best possible birth through informed choices, evidence-based care, and through complete physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual support. I was blessed to have had four of my babies at home and two in the hospital. I became certified as a birth doula in 2011 when I realized that too many women were not being given adequate information or support to have the beautiful, healthy, and positive birth experience they wanted. Women and babies deserve better. 

I am also the author of Made for This: The Catholic Mom's Guide to Birth, released in the spring of 2018. I love bringing the richness and beauty of the Catholic Faith into the experience of birth and motherhood and it infuses everything I do. However, I am hired by and serve women of all backgrounds and faiths. 

As a doula I have experience with hospital birth, home birth, water birth, breech birth, VBAC, natural birth, medicated birth, cesarean birth, miscarriage, stillbirth, and more. It is a privilege and blessing every time a family allows me to be present at such sacred moments.

In addition to my birth experience I currently have over ten years of breastfeeding experience and am able to help you navigate the breastfeeding journey as well as overcome any problems that might arise.

I can also answer questions about newborn care, cloth diapering, postpartum issues, and more.

Please note that due to my family obligations, I currently take only one birth doula client per month. If you are interested in booking me for your due date, please contact me as soon as possible. I look forward to meeting you and sharing in this important and joyful time for you and your family!



"Undoubtedly nature's voice speaks in her (the mother) and places in her heart the desire, joy, courage, love and will to care for the child; but to overcome the suggestions of fearfulness in all its forms, that voice must be strengthened and take on, so to say, a supernatural accent.  It is your duty to cause the young mother to enjoy, less by your words than by your whole manner of acting, the greatness, beauty and nobility of that life which begins, is formed and lives in her womb, that child which she bears in her arms and suckles at her breast; to make shine in her eyes and heart the great gift of God's love for her and her child." Pope Pius XII


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