About Expecting Joy

"We’re a small family business with a big vision for growing families."

We envision a community where every expecting mother and her family can experience a healthy, personal, and joyful birth experience. We accomplish this by inspiring, educating, and serving families on their way to a joyful, fulfilling birth and parenting experience.

Why a doula team?

We believe it takes a team of qualified support to walk with families in this journey of parenting. As doulas we know the value of having the support right when you need it. One of the ways our team can be there for you 100% is that we have a support system for our doulas and you will never have to wonder, "what happens if my doula can't make it?" We also know that needs arise in real time and sometime additional support is needed. We have trusted and experienced support for a variety of your needs right here on our team. This means you don't have to stress if new needs arise as you navigate your path.

Your Birth Squad
The Expecting Joy Team
Founder, CEO, & Doula
Vanessa Garey

Vanessa has served families around the world, and being a doula is easily the most fulfilling ‘work’ she has ever done. It is such an honor to be along side of families during this transformative time.

Birth Doula
Kira Hendricksen

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.

Birth Doula & Placenta Specialist
Leigh McBride

I consider doula work to be my most important work and feel a deep calling helping birthing people feel confident and supported in their choices surrounding labor and birth.

Birth Doula
Ryah Jo

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.

Birth Doula
Lital Ten Ami

I came to this work fueled by my passion to help other women during this transformational time in their lives. I am thrilled to offer my caring and skilled support to women during this extraordinary journey.

Birth Doula
Monica Elliot

It is my passion and my privilege to walk beside you for this most important journey. My calm, reassuring and intuitive presence creates a safe, loving and nurturing space for moms and their partners to connect and enjoy the birth of their new baby.

Childbirth Educator
Christian Fillingame

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

Postpartum Doula & Placenta Specialist
Chyna Roberts

I believe every family deserves to have their voices heard and be able to speak up on what they feel is in the best interest of their families.

Birth Doula
Jessica Hartman

Julie is compassionate, sensitive, and encouraging, ready to empower women to have the best birth outcomes possible.