Kate Hunter CD(DONA)

            Born and raised in Calgary, cradled between towering Rocky Mountains and expansive prairie, Kate has  set down roots in the neighbourhood of Bowness. She lives with her family of 4 in a 200 sq. ft. tiny home that she and her partner designed and built. Taking care of her two wild and wonderful daughters, Maren and Hazel, is both the most demanding and meaningful work she has ever done. Kate is fiercely devoted to her family, and relishes in relationships with her tribe of women, most of whom live within a few blocks. Kate celebrates living life together with these brave women. Kate loves to be outside, and delights in learning about edible and medicinal plants growing in the Bow River valley. 

 Being able to support and empower people in their experiences of pregnancy and labour is a tremendous joy for Kate. Her journey to doula work began in and is powerfully informed by her own experiences in pregnancy and birth, where she came to know on another level the brilliance and strength her body. With her team of midwives, a doula, and self-propelled education, Kate was inspired by her own innate capacity to carry and then bring forth life into the world. Birthing for Kate has been profoundly meaningful and empowering: experiences she longs to see had by all mothers. Knowing that her experience is the exception within the modern medical system, Kate is passionate about countering the culture of fear and dis-empowerment that unnecessarily and all too often haunts birth stories by offering dynamic emotional and physical support for pregnant and birthing individuals. Kate counts it a privilege and honour to share in what is one of the most transformational and important processes present in women’s lives, and looks forward with excitement to the future of her evolving practice.