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Doulas of Distinction - Bethany Galster

Heather Crossan

Periodic Profiles of our Passionate Peeps!

Bethany Galster CD(DONA), CLE


Who is this doula? 

Bethany, or Beth, is simply an awesome person. Not only Is she a talented photographer, doula, and mom, when she decided to start playing with websites she became an IT maven! She has created websites for several companies and groups (Check out these to see her magic at work: Calgary Doula Association, Moss Postpartum House and our own Doula Essentials site!), while de-mystifying and simplifying the process for several doulas as well.

We’re pretty sure there is nothing Beth cannot do. Anything she puts her mind to comes out better than expected! Whether behind the lens, entertaining us all on social media, or designing new systems she puts all of herself into everything she does.

Beth is a life-long learner, always eager to gain new skills to allow her to support others better. She gives of herself in everything she does and generally makes everyone’s lives better just by being around. She also has the sweetest, cutest, and possibly palest family around!

We are constantly impressed by Beth, she is simply exceptional, and somehow always smiling. Check her out, get to know her; you’ll be happy you did.

A personal perspetive...

My curiosity for birth began when I was a mere 4-years old, spying on my mother while she taught prenatal classes in our basement.  My desire to photograph authentic moments became apparent while scaling mountains and rafting gorges as part of my Outdoor Leadership Degree. Once I became a Doula and entered the "birth world", I realized that my passion and talent were complementary. Although I have moved over 20 times over 3 continents, 5 countries and countless houses, we now call Calgary, AB home.  

My true loves are my family, and they are the highlights of my social media feed. I am a mother to a special needs son (due to prematurity), and a brilliantly blonde daughter. I am the wife to a fantastic husband who's skills exceed mine in every area. I believe that friendship should be practiced over potlucks and board games, and that chocolate in any form (other than ice cream, why does ice cream ruin chocolate?) is essentially hormone replacement.

Random facts about me? My dream job is a midwife, I don't burn easily for a redhead, my husband and I have designed, built and lived in a tiny house, the only books I complete are biographies or books about birth, and several people credit themselves with saving my life because of my refusal to go seek medical attention due to a high pain tolerance (thanks guys...!).

- Beth Galster CD(DONA), CLE

Check out our other Doulas of Distinction! So many amazing people to get to know:

Rossana Keay, Christa Duquette