My name is Ricky Issler and I live in Beaumont with my supportive husband and two wonderful teenage children. I have been attending births as a Birth Doula in Edmonton and surrounding areas since 2010. Having previously worked as a Pharmacy Technician for 20 years, it was time for a change. I followed my heart and found my calling in doula work and have never looked back since. About two years into doula work, I was looking to add childbirth education to my services and I discovered Hypnobabies. The program really resonated with me so I traveled to the States to take the training and was the first to bring Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis classes to Edmonton. I see amazing results time and time again and am so thrilled to teach this class to expectant parents. Learn more about Hypnobabies here.
I was blessed with two very positive birth experiences with a doula by my side and I know firsthand how important their presence can be. I bring a warm, intuitive, professional, yet light-hearted approach to my work. I am passionate about birth and I work hard to ensure that my clients have a positive and memorable birth experience. My role is a calm, quiet, confident, reassuring, supportive presence for the mother and her partner. I am her advocate, but I do not speak for her. I am there to help ensure her desires and needs are met so that she may experience her child’s birth as she envisions it, making the choices that feel right for her and her baby. My goal is for you to feel informed, respected and for your voice to be heard by your birthing team in your chosen birth environment.
I also help to ensure that your birth partner (if there is one) is well prepared to support you on the big day and that he or she feels calm and confident in their role. The presence of a doula takes the pressure off of your partner because they will know that I have their back too! I offer them guidance if needed, but I also know when to fade into the background and simply hold space for the two of you as you work together to meet your little one.
As a doula, I am honored and privileged to be a part of a woman’s birth experience. I love to witness empowered mothers draw upon their inner strength and be guided by their innate wisdom. To witness a child’s birth is something that I deeply cherish and am grateful to experience each and every time. I am always there to comfort, encourage, support, and inform, helping to make your pregnancy and birth experience a joyous journey to new life.
Ricky sat on the executive board of the Doula Association of Edmonton for many years
Additional Training: Spinning Babies, Advanced Peanut Ball use, Rebozo Techniques, and various other workshops & webinars.
Birth Doula CD(DONA)
Holistic Doula (Matrona Certified)
Hypno-Doula (Hypnobabies Certified)
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor
For more info see:
780-929-4669 (hm office)
Certified Holistic Doula