My name is Katherine.  I reside in rural Strathcona County with my family (human and fur). 

As a mother myself, I have been blessed with two beautiful and empowering births.  My first daughter was born in 2004 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and my second daughter in a midwife assisted home water birth in 2010.  Birthing my babies in two vastly different environments has enriched the care I am able to provide to my clients because I have personally experienced both hospital and home birth.  My birth experiences sparked a transformation within me.  I left a comfortable career to pursue my calling to doula work in 2013.  I wanted to create change in maternity care and support women the way I was supported in my second pregnancy and birth.  This support guided me to trust my body, draw on my power and truly own my birth.  Witnessing first hand how powerful touch was in its ability to comfort and relieve pain in labour, coupled with a nerdy love for anatomy and physiology, I decided to go back to college for a second time and study massage therapy.  I became a registered massage therapist in 2016, specialising in prenatal and postnatal massage in 2018. 

 

It is my goal as a doula to help my clients achieve a birth that is empowering and one that leaves them feeling strong, respected and honoured.  My mission in this life is to return birth back to the hands of mothers, and to help women rekindle trust in their bodies.  One birth at a time.  As your doula, I support and respect your choices and vision.  This is your pregnancy, your story.  I would be honoured to walk with you on this journey.

 

Training: 

DONA International Certified Birth Doula,

Spinning Babies, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula

"We have a secret in our culture and it's not that birth is painful, it's that women are strong" -Laura Stavoe Harm 

katherine kowalski 

certified birth doula + registered massage therapist