About

Martha with stethoscope

Martha Paynter is a registered nurse providing postpartum care at the IWK Health Centre and a doctoral student in Nursing at Dalhousie University. She is the founder and coordinator of Women’s Wellness Within, a non-profit organization supporting criminalized women and transgender/nonbinary individuals in the perinatal period in carceral institutions and the community. She works  to advance reproductive justice through advocacy, collaboration and nursing scholarship.