My name is Ricky Issler and I live in Beaumont with my husband and two wonderful children. Having previously worked as a Pharmacy Technician for 20 years, I knew it was time for a change. I followed my heart and found my calling in doula work and have never looked back since. I have been attending births as a Birth Doula in Edmonton and surrounding areas since 2010. I am a DONA certified Birth Doula, Hypno-Doula and a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor.
I have teamed up with two other wonderful doulas to form “Calming Waves Birth Collective”. Along with Tracy Bradley and Misti McFarlane we offer a variety of services to meet your needs. We specialize in Hypnobabies Childbirth Education and Hypno-doula support, Water birth, Reiki, Babywearing, Placenta Encapsulation, Amateur Birth Photography, and Breastfeeding & Postpartum support.
I am also a Reiki Master and I believe that the healing energy of Reiki has great benefit for both baby and mother, prenatally and during the birth. See more about Reiki in my services.
I was blessed with two very positive birth experiences with a doula and I know firsthand how important their presence can be. I am passionate about birth and about helping women to have a positive birth experience, however they envision that to be. As a doula, I am honored and privileged to be a part of a woman’s birth experience. I love to see a mother empowered and able to trust her inner wisdom and draw upon her inner strength. To witness a child’s birth is something that I deeply cherish and am grateful to experience each and every time.