About Me

View More: http://fophotography.pass.us/rickyI’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
~ Maya Angelou ~


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.