About me

My philosophy

I want to positively impact women's lives. Giving birth & the journey leading up to it may be the most memorable, monumental and vulnerable time for many women & their families. My goal is to help make the journey of childbirth the best it can be, by supporting mom & partner in every way I am able. I want you to have a positive birth experience, with whatever direction, with twists and turns that it may go in. I believe women can and deserve to have an empowering and fulfilling birth experience. Being present during this time in people's lives is a gift and a privilege. It is truly my passion.

My story

I am a proud mother of a wonderfully sweet little boy. I know firsthand how important the birthing and postpartum experience are and how they can be nurtured while empowering with the right support. When I became pregnant with my son, and my sister had my niece shortly after, I was drawn to maternal wellness. My passion is to assist other women & their families during the remarkable and wonderful time of late pregnancy, labour and postpartum. 

By nature, I am caring, empathetic, supportive, positive, nurturing and warm. My personality harmonizes with the definition of a doula. I truly love my job & passion. 

 

My training
My experience
  • Full spectrum doula

  • Attended over 80 births to date

  • Supported over 100 families postpartum

  • First/second/third+ time parents

  • Home/hospital/birth centre 

  • Midwives/OBGYN

  • Breech/transverse

  • High risk & complications/low risk

  • Water birth

  • Unmedicated/medicated/epidural

  • Inductions

  • Scheduled/emergency cesarean section

  • Vaginal

  • VBAC

  • Assisted delivery 

  • Premature delivery/postpartum

  • Postpartum complications/depression/anxiety

  • Postpartum recovery from episiotomy & tears

"Emily was a perfect addition to our birthing team. She is thoughtful, caring, and brings a positive energy to her role at all times. It was a relief and calming for me to know that Emily was in our corner. I can't say enough. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to hire a birth and postpartum doula."

Nick

  • Trained by the most recognized doula organization- DONA International, in Birth & Postpartum 

  • Currently working towards Child Birth Educator certificate with Doula Training Canada

  • Trained in Rebozo comfort measures under Gena Kirby's workshop

  • Breastfeeding Essentials for birth workers workshop- DONA certified

  • Fetal Positioning workshop for birth workers with Spinning Babies

  • Acupressure & Body Work workshop with Toronto AcuBirthing

  • Infant Sleep Educator trained with Bebo Mia 

  • Infant CPR certificate-Canadian Red Cross December 2018

  • Essential Oil educated & enthusiast with Young Living Essential Oils

 

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Emily Richardson

 Doula