Are you ready for Baby? Meet our new Baby Prep Service!

  Is anyone ever really ready to add a newborn to their home and family?  And maintain their sanity at the same time?  Taking care of a newborn is a 24 hour, 7 day a week job, but there are a lot of things an expecting family can do before baby arrives to prepare for a smoother transition into postpartum life.  To help our clients better prepare for the plunge into parenting, Expecting Joy is pleased to introduce our new Baby Prep Service! Our Baby Prep Service is an in-home service where we help provide a game plan for your first days at home with baby. We ensure…read more >

Meet the Doula : Christian Fillingame, DONA

The Meet the Doula series showcases a different member of the Expecting Joy team, so you can learn why we love our doulas! This week, meet Christian Fillingame.  She's an incredibly creative doula who also runs an inspiring Etsy shop.  Below she answers our questions about why she became a doula and what feeds her soul!   EJ: Where are you from?  What brought you to Seattle? CF: I'm from sunny San Diego, California!  I heard about Seattle Pacific University from a friend during high school, and was drawn to the green trees, mountains, and cozy artistic feel of the city on a rainy…read more >

Meet Hannah, the newest Expecting Joy doula

    Hannah Rutan is the newest doula to join the Expecting Joy team.  As a graduate from Robert’s Wesleyan College in upstate New York, she has, most recently, been working as an Registered Nurse at Eastside Family Health Center in Kirkland.  During her early education, Hannah supported a few births and instantly knew that her passions were in this line of work. She received her doula training at the Simkin Center/Bastyr University and she considers it a true privilege to work along side families as they prepare for the beauty of bringing a little miracle into this world! Why did you originally want to become…read more >
Welcome to Expecting Joy

Welcome to Expecting Joy

We're glad you're taking the time to check out our new site.  It's our desire that this blog will be a helpful resource to you during your pregnancy and beyond.  Look to find inspiring stories, helpful tips, and a guide to other resources from across the interweb! With joy, The Expecting Joy Teamread more >