Emily Hime is a DONA International Trained Doula who offers support before, during, and after birth allowing women and their partners to experience the birth they envision for themselves. She is a member in good standing of DONA International and the Ontario Professional Doula Association.
Emily was born and raised in Chatham-Kent, Ontario and has always had a passion for children, especially babies. She began traveling as a humanitarian in 2010 to Ghana, Haiti, and the Philippines. Emily then founded a Non-Profit organization called Hime For Help and in 2012 she returned to Haiti where she opened the doors to Ke Kontan Children’s Home. At age nineteen Emily was caring for children of all ages and providing them with a safe environment, basic needs, education, and medical care as well as supporting other women and families in surrounding communities.
Emily became interested in becoming a doula when she was pregnant with her first child and realized how uneducated most women are when it comes to childbirth and their options. Emily was very inspired by her own Doula and how supportive and helpful she was during the birth of her son. Emily’s goal is to empower and support women and their partners throughout their birth journey! Emily founded Chatham-Kent Birth Services in 2016 hoping to assist women in the Chatham-Kent area. Emily has experience working with families in hospitals, at home, with midwives and OBGYNs.
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