About Expecting Joy

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

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
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
April Holland

I enjoy supporting families in the beautiful transitions of welcoming a new baby into the family. I love creating the space to embrace new parenting roles and bond as a family.

Birth Doula Apprentice
Julie Tull

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