Expecting Joy Services

Personalized Childbirth, Newborn, & Breastfeeding Classes

Expecting Joy offers individual, personalized birth classes designed for all types of births.  Providing the latest, unbiased information, topics discussed in our classes include all aspects of a normal, healthy pregnancy and birth, how to avoid high-risk pregnancies and other complications.  Our classes and prenatal visits are always highly focused on the aspects of pregnancy and birth that are most relevant to you.


Birth Coaching & Labor Support (Doulas)

Expecting Joy’s core birth coaching includes two prenatal visits, unlimited email contact during pregnancy, 24/7 on call from 38 weeks of pregnancy onwards, continuous support during labor and delivery, and at least one postpartum visit. Additional prenatal and/or postnatal visits, and other birth or new parent support are always available.

Postpartum Support

Expecting Joy’s postpartum doulas are trained women who provide personalized knowledge, physical, and emotional support during the first season of parenthood.  We provide comfort in your home assisting you, so you can bond with your new little one.  In particular, we support moms during their time of recovery by assisting in newborn care, teaching soothing techniques, and support with breastfeeding or bottle feeding.  We can also provide assistance with light household duties to alleviate daily stress.  We want to make sure that you and your family are able to ease into this new season of parenting with confidence.

Placenta Encapsulation Services

We offer placenta encapsulation and placenta tinctures.  All services include pick-up, work, and drop-off to your home, birth center, or hospital.

Lactation Consulting

Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) assist with a variety of feeding challenges and offer extra support in the first few weeks of your newborn’s life.  We take joy in helping mothers succeed at feeding their new babies.

Breast Pump Rentals

Hospital-grade breast pumps at a price families can afford.  Check out our store for more details.


What Expecting Joy Doesn’t Do

DONA International Standards and Certification apply to emotional and physical support only. We do not perform clinical or medical tasks, such as taking blood pressure or temperature, fetal heart tone checks, vaginal examinations, or postpartum clinical care.



  • Expecting Joy’s fees vary depending on your needs–  CONTACT US today for a quote!
  • Our fees may be reimbursable by your medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
  • Do you have a baby registry?  Ask friends and family to contribute to our services as a registry item.

Expecting Joy wholeheartedly believes that financial limitations should never preclude a mom from having a doula. Please contact us for additional information on our service fees and how we can work together to make our services fit within your budget.