About me

My Philosophy

After the birth of my daughter at the age of 16, I found out that I HAD choices and rights in childbirth.  When I became pregnant with my son 14 years later I educated myself relentlessly on the process of birth, how cope with labor and birth, and my rights as a childbearing woman.  I also hired a doula because the evidence strongly supported many benefits with having one.  It was life changing, and in 2011, I knew that I was the women on a mission to better birth by helping women educate themselves and supporting needs that were never met with the 20 minute doctor visit.  I feel that everyone DESERVES to be fully informed when making decisions for their bodies, and that everyone SHOULD be treated like family, and not just a patient.  I look forward to meeting with you, and supporting your decisions in pregnancy, labor, birth, and beyond.

My Story

Samantha Mahon, is a professional doula who trained with the wonderful Therese Hak-Kuhn through toLabor in 2011, and serves the needs of Hampton Roads and surrounding areas. She is also a placenta encapsulation specialist with Placenta Benefits Info, and a Hypnobirthing Instructor and teaches a Educated Birthing Class.  She has been actively serving families as a doula since 2011 in 3 different states.  She is a esthetician, and USAF veteran of 10 years.  She has beena parmedic sinc 2008 and has an associate degree in science.  She is a mother of 3, a military spouse, and local honey beekeeper.  She has recenlty relocated back to Hampton Roads after work at Charleston Birth Place in Charleston SC since 2014.  You can find her testimonials on doula match, doulas.com, and her business Facebook page.

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My Training
Certified Professional Doula

toLabor 2011

Postpartum Doula

Child Birth International (in progress)

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Placenta Benefits Info 2013

Hypnobirthing Instructor 

March 2017

"Samantha was my first doula. She instinctively knew what I needed. She was a calm, strong presence, keeping me informed at what my body was doing and preparing for. She involved my husband in performing pain management techniques so that he increased my comfort , which helped my husband feel a significant part of the birth experience"
Jessica H.
" I was able to have the vaginal birth I had wanted because of Samantha's persistence, positive attitude and support for both my husband and I. She was an amazing doula and I would recommend her services to anyone."
Audry M.
 

© 2011 by Samantha Mahon serving families in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia

Tel: 843.345.6597

Samantha Mahon

Certified Doula

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