Midwifery Resources

Local Resources (Calgary, Alberta)


  • Lifestyles Wellness Group - Dr Pati Hort (403) 247-9301  www.drformoms.com #204, 4616 Valiant Dr NW
  • Synergea Family Health Centre - Dr Judy Forrester (403) 247-2947  www.synergea.ca 9 Arbour Lake Dr NW
  • Dr Melanie Beingessner (403) 945-2422  www.blessingways.ca #203, 191 Edwards Way SW, Airdrie
  • The Chiropractors at Grassroots-Dr Sara Smith and Dr Kari Shandley, specialists in Paediatric and Family Chirporactic www.grassrootschiropractic.ca
  • Chiropractic Wellness Clinic - Dr Alma Nenshi (403) 254-5774  www.calgarywellness.com Suite 210, 240 Midpark Way SE
  • Adjust to Life Chiropractic & Wellness - Dr Kevin Toth (403) 228-5433  www.adjusttolife.com 204-1910 20 Avenue NW

Prenatal Yoga


  • Bennu Natural Health Clinic - Dr Allissa Gaul (403) 283-7683  www.drgaul.com  Suite 200, 609 14th St NW 



  • Cranberry Creek Massage (403) 726-1471
  • Douglas Glen Massage - Julie Vaugn - (403) 640-9527.

Birth Pools

Canadian Tire - Birth pools can be purchased at Canadian Tire.  Look for the Wet Set 3 ring blow up pool by Intex, which is 60 x 22 inches.  This is the pool that most our clients use. 

There are a couple of additional options for birth pools.

Birth Pool Rentals - Beth Parson Blackburn - http://www.borndoulaservices.com   Email: borndoulaservices@gmail.com

La Bassine

Birth Pool Rentals by Birth With Confidence – Carly Beaulieu (780) 862-0242  www.birthwithconfidence.ca


Petra Spletzer, Ph.D. is a Registered Psychologist and has worked with adults and children for over 10 years. In her clinical practice, she specializes in depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship issues. She has specifically pursued additional training in the areas of attachment and parenting strategies to foster effective family dynamics.

Her area of interest and specialty is Prenatal and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, although her practice is not limited to these areas. She is also working with Families Matter to run a Prenatal Depression and Anxiety Group. Petra works from an attachment, emotion-focused, and psychodynamic perspective.

Attachment Parenting & Natural Parenting Products


Homeopathics and Herbals

Prenatal Education


  • La Leche League - (403) 242-0277
  • Foothills Breastfeeding Clinic – Drs Mary Jo Woolgar, Cathryn Kuzyk, and Joan Meldrum (403) 266-2622 1318 Centre St NE Calgary (Alex Community Health Centre)
  • Dr Janette Hurley - Speak with your midwife for a referral to Dr Hurley
  • Calgary Breastfeeding Centre – Maureen Fjeld (403) 220-9101
  • Calgary Childbirth Education and Doula Association (CCEDA) - (403) 281-9485


Birth Doulas

Postpartum Doulas