fern

Instinctive Birth

Martha Lanphear, Birth Doula


I support you being you.
Holistic support for all.

Fundamentally, this is your birth, your body, your choices. I will provide informational support to help you feel confident in making informed choices, and in trusting your body’s innate ability to birth. I’m excited to accompany you and your support team as you harness your inner power to bring your little one(s) into the world!


doula helping with birth

About Me

(she/her)

I came to find my passion for supporting birthing families after I was deeply involved in my sister’s pregnancy and birth journey. Since then I have taken numerous trainings and experience from birthing clients. I have completed birth doula training through DONA International and am certified through Wise Women Way of Birth. I utilize tools gained through my extensive education, to support you throughout pregnancy, birth and your postpartum journey. I continue to take new courses to ensure I continue to provide holistic trauma-informed support for all birthing people, all bodies and all families. I am here to help honour your chosen birth path.

I am currently taking prerequisites to hopefully apply for Midwifery at UBC in the future. Through my studies in school and experiences in the birth world I am especially passionate about debunking society’s doubts of the birthing process, discovering evidence based information and using knowledge as power.

In my free time I enjoy riding my bike, cooking delicious plant-based food, spending time with family and snuggling with my partner.

background image

Services

heart consultation

FREE CONSULTATION

Let's get to know each other and see if we'll be a good fit!
I encourage your birth partner to come along, I would love to meet them as well.

contact chat multimedia

MULTI-MEDIA CONTACT

From the moment you hire me, I will be available to you for any questions or concerns you may have. I am also happy to listen if you just need to chat.

on call phone

ON CALL

36 weeks and on I am on call for you, please keep me in the loop with any new developments throughout your pregnancy. When you feel you may be in the birthing process, let me know - I can come whenever you feel you need support.

prenatal visits feet

PRENATAL VISITS

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 your birth preferences, go over comfort measures, and figure out what is most important to you. We can decide how much time we spend together to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible when your birthing time arrives. Typically, I would like to have our first visit before 35 weeks.

birth pregnancy support

BIRTH SUPPORT

I provide continuous support to you and your support team throughout your birth. I utilise physical comfort measures, encouraging words, affirmation cards, a TENS machine, Rebozo and more. I will be your biggest cheerleader and an advocate for your needs as you birth your baby! I also offer the option of birth photography.

postpartum support stroller

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

After the birth I will stay with you for 1-2 hours to make sure you are comfortable and feel supported. This gives you time to settle in with your baby and ask me any questions. I am able to assist with chest/breast-feeding at this time if you wish. I also offer one postpartum visit that will take place within the first two weeks. This time can be used for questions, referrals for further care/support and other tasks needed to help you feel settled! I also love to use this time to reflect on your physical and emotional experience throughout this wild and beautiful journey.

Birth Doula

$850

  • One Complimentary Consultation
  • Two Prenatal Visits
  • Phone/email support
  • Access to my diverse lending library
  • On-call support from 36 weeks until your birth
  • Continuous in-person support for your birth
  • Option for Birth Photography
  • TENS machine, birth & peanut ball, Rebozo and more!
  • Birth pool rental available
  • One postpartum visit (option to add more!)

Hypno-Doula

$950

  • One Complimentary Consultation
  • Two Prenatal Visits
  • Birthing Rehearsal
  • Phone/email support
  • Access to my diverse lending library
  • On-call support from 36 weeks until your birth
  • Continuous in-person support for your birth
  • Option for Birth Photography
  • TENS machine, birth & peanut ball, Rebozo and more!
  • Birth pool rental available
  • One postpartum visit (option to add more!)

Sliding Scale

  • One complimentary Consultation
  • Two prenatal visits
  • Phone/email support
  • Access to my diverse lending library
  • On-call support from 36 weeks until your birth
  • Continuous in-person support for your birth
  • Option for Birth Photography
  • TENS machine, birth & peanut ball, Rebozo and more!
  • Birth pool rental available
  • One postpartum visit

I acknowledge that I practice on the traditional and unceded Coast Salish
territory of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.