I have been passionately advocating for accessible midwifery care since the early 1990’s.  I was part of the grass-roots organization “Calgary Association of Parents and Professionals for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth”, presently known as “Birth Unlimited”. I volunteered my time to help promote registration and funding for midwifery services for the families of Alberta.  I am very proud of how far midwives have come in the last few decades.

After completing my Bachelor of Science Degree in 1992, I studied to become a childbirth educator and doula. I then worked for Alberta Health Services and The Calgary Childbirth and Doula Association for 18 years in this capacity. In 2013, with the full support of my husband and our two daughters, I decided to take the exciting final step in completing my long-standing dream of finally becoming a midwife and graduated from Mount Royal University in 2018.

Intrinsically, I know that birth works. I have a deep trust in the process, and my goal as a midwife is to ensure that each and every one of my clients feels truly cared for, well informed, and supported.

Shannon Kaltenbruner, RM