Martha Lanphear, Birth Doula
From the beginning of 2019 I found myself fully immersed in the role of birth partner
for my sister. This opened my heart to how powerful pregnant people and the whole birth
experience truly is. From the moment my niece was born I knew this was the right
path, supporting and empowering birthing people throughout their journey. My hope is not to just be your doula during your labour and delivery,
but to be there emotionally and physically throughout your pregnancy and postpartum.
I am familiar with many types of communities and I am eager to provide inclusive loving care for all.
Lets get to know each other and see if we will be a good fit!
36 weeks and on I am on call for you, please keep me in the loop with any new developements and let me know whenever you feel you need support.
From the moment you hire me I am available for any questions or concerns you may have. Ask me anything or I am happy to listen if you need to chat.
These visits are for us to dive deeper into your emotions, expectations, hopes and fears about your pregnancy and birth. This gives us time to map a birth wish list, go over comfort measures, preferences and figure out what is most important for you. We can decide how much time we spend together to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible when labor arrives. Typically, I would like to meet before 35 weeks.
I provide continuous support throughout your labor and delivery to you and your support system. I will provide physical comfort measures, encouraging words, affirmation cards, a TENS machine, and more. I will be your biggest cheerleader and an advocate for your needs as you deliver your baby!
After the birth I will stay with you for 2-3 hours to make sure you are comfortable and have support. This gives you time to settle in with baby and ask any questions. I am able to assist with chest/breast-feeding at this time if you wish. I also offer 1 postpartum visit. This can be scheduled within the first two weeks after your birth. I love to use this time to reflect on the physical and emotional experience throughout this wild and beautiful journey.