Classes

We provide our clients with a full suite of classes, including a Childbirth, Newborn, & Breastfeeding Classes.  Customized, concise, and just enough pregnancy puns to keep you laughing.

Birth Coaching

We help people out! Providing exceptional support to families during their delivery is the heart of our business.

Equipment Rentals

Utterly astounded by the price of breast pumps?  We'll hook you up with the best prices in town!

Postpartum Support

Most families need a little extra help when they bring their little one home.  Let us help you make the transition from pregnancy to parenting!

Lactation Consulting

Our certified Lactation Consultants help mom and baby transition to breastfeeding.

Meet The Expecting Joy Team

we serve families throughout the Seattle area

Kira Hendricksen

Kira Hendricksen

Doula and Concierge

Working with expecting families is a dream come true for me-- I am very passionate about maternal healthcare, birth, and the journey of bringing a new life into the world and your family.
Christian Fillingame

Christian Fillingame

Doula

I work alongside families, witnessing how powerful compassion, empathy, patience, and listening are to helping couples achieve their desired pregnancy and birth experience. 
Eleni Dwyer

Eleni Dwyer

Doula

I love witnessing women overcome any fear of birth and the unknown with more grace and strength then they thought they had.
Ryah Jo

Ryah Jo

Doula

I have been in the business of health and humans since I can remember, and have spent the last five years working with families and their primary care people as a Doula and Midwife Assistant.
Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Birth Coach & Postpartum Doula

Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Midwifery Student, Mother. My life's work is empathetically supporting women's choices through the journeys of pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Kristin Jahrig

Kristin Jahrig

Doula

I believe in the power and beauty of women's bodies and that each lady knows her body best.  I'm passionate about helping women feel that their birth was full of kindness and love and that they are active participants in all decisions made.  
Ursula Uribe

Ursula Uribe

Birth Coach, Postpartum Doula, & Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

My passion is empowering women in labor.
Emily Land

Emily Land

Birth Coach & Postpartum Doula

Bringing comfort, encouragement, an open communication to support you and your new family!
Laura Menenberg

Laura Menenberg

Doula (BSN)

I want our families to have as much as possible the birth that they desire, and I believe that all women should have a supportive birth professional that can provide continuous support throughout labor and delivery, regardless of race, beliefs, or economic circumstances.  
Daisy Rodriguez

Daisy Rodriguez

Birth Coach & Postpartum Doula

Jess Hartman

Jess Hartman

Doula (RN)

I believe birth is an empowering and life-changing experience, and I count it a privilege to join with women and their families to support them through it.
Landi Johnston

Landi Johnston

Doula

My passion is to reduce barriers to accessing healthcare and supportive services for under served populations.
Vanessa Garey

Vanessa Garey

Founder & Lead Doula (BSN & MSN)

My service to families as a doula in has taken me throughout the United States and Europe-- easily the the most fulfilling ‘work’ I have ever done.
Lindsey Shafto

Lindsey Shafto

Concierge

  • Thank you so much for the [placenta encapsulation] service you offer! This recovery and baby-bonding time has been such a beautiful experience for me… Better than my last two pregnancies by far although I was deeply in love with them too, but I feel so great and energetic and in love!!

    Elizabeth in Tacoma
  • Vanessa is an incredible doula! She is calm, knowledgeable (the nurses wanted to hire her), and encouraging. I plan on having her be a part of the birth of my next child. I feel as if she is part of the family.

    A New Mother in Seattle
  • [Vanessa] advocates for moms and her medical experience gives her expertise beyond most doulas.

    Mother in Seattle
  • You need an advocate, even if you think you are a strong enough person to handle it yourself.  When you are in the midst of one of the most stressful experiences that you will ever have you have no idea how much anxiety will be reduced by having an experienced doula— especially, one with a medical background.

    a Mother on the Eastside
  • Just being able to call Vanessa when we were about to break emotionally from not knowing what to do after our baby was born was absolutely priceless!

    Mom with a new daughter in Seattle
  • Vanessa was helpful in being such a calm, comforting, and spiritual rock in the midst of craziness and so much transition for my husband and I and baby.

    New Mom on the Eastside
    New Mom on the Eastside
  • Vanessa was an amazing doula. The support during my labor and the post-natal visits was beyond what I expected. She was so incredibly helpful, especially when it came to me being a first time mom and nervous about the delivery.

    First-Time Mom on the Eastside
  • After my experience I would be the first to recommend it, especially if Vanessa Garey were to be the doula.  She was invaluable to my experience as a new mother to twins.  Her assistance before, during and after the birth was more than expected and one that I would not trade for anything.

    Mother of twins on the Eastside
  • Having Vanessa as our doula was the best decision we made.  As a first time mom, she helped me really see the big picture and walked me through all of the stages of pregnancy and delivery with grace and encouragement. She also involved my husband so effortlessly, and he really felt like he was a huge part of the process, which made our memories of the day that much more memorable.

    First Time Mom in Seattle
  • I don’t think I will have another baby without her there, she was such a working part of my husband and I’s experience, and I am so thankful that she was that much-needed voice of understanding and encouragement when the going got tough.

    First Time Mom in Seattle
  • Vanessa brought so much comfort and help during my labor.  My husband already said he would fly Vanessa to be with us from anywhere in the world for our next child. She made the entire experience wonderful– I absolutely loved having her there!

    New Parents on the Eastside