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Leanna Mawby

Expecting a Blessing 480.369.0960

Website: http://www.expectingablessing.com

Phone: 4803690960

Birth Fee: $600 to $1000

Fee Details: 2 prenatal visits including birth plan preparation, understanding birth options, and comfort measure/technique practice - phone, text and email support - access to my expanding collection of referrals and resources - continuous support for the duration of labor, delivery and early hours postpartum - a postpartum visit....... Receive more information about my availability and packages through my website www.expectingablessing.com

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 45 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2015
  • Stillbirthday, December 2016
  • ProDoula, February 2019
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 3 to 6

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I frequent::: Banner University, Mercy Gilbert, Banner Desert, Chandler Regional, Scottsdale Shea, Banner Ironwood
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Your Birth Experience - Certified Childbirth Educator

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • DONA Breastfeeding Workshop

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Rebozo Training
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner
  • TENS Certified, Belly Binding Certified

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Leanna Mawby

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Retaining Leanna for our birth was a wonderful decision. I was looking for someone who could encourage me along with my husband. Leanna did so much more!

She provided contacts for natural induction support, gave me reassurance in the weeks leading up to my delivery via phone and text, demonstrated rebozo techniques for before and during labor, and helped me when my contractions were all consuming. 

She had us do a Your Birth Experience class and it was super helpful to identify my deeper feelings about trust in medical care, safety, and my unique personality needs. When it came time for me to go to the hospital she worked right alongside the nurses and I received wonderful care.

With her physical and emotional support, I was able to have an amazing and unmedicated birth. She helped with breastfeeding and really just gave me a friend for the journey.  I was scared and she helped me be brave and believe in myself.

I highly recommend Leanna. She will encourage you and support your wishes. Having her knowledge and hearing her constant reassurances was worth it's weight in gold!

Posted 8/24/2019

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Amy Bryan

Leanna was great! For various reasons we got her help with “everything but the birth.” She really helped my husband and I know what we would need at the hospital , particularly in regards to communication and emotionally. My husband and I both felt empowered to ask for what we wanted for our birth experience and went to the hospital in sync with each other. I’m so grateful for that and wouldn’t have had that (or known that I needed it) without Leanna’s help.

Posted 3/8/2018

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Katherine Flaherty

We are so grateful that Leanna was our Doula. Leanna was referred to us from another doula; and even before meeting, Leanna was available via text message and phone call until we were able to meet in person. She was very helpful, calm, sincere to me and to my husband as we prepared for birth. She helped us with discussing our birth plan and helped us through making big decisions at the end of our pregnancy and through our crazy labor. Her advice was based on much work experience. She was a great listener through our pregnancy and labor. During labor she was an amazing resource. She was able to identify my crazy back labor as I did not have this with my first. She provided massage and reverse pressure on my hips and back which felt amazing and helped me get through those tough contractions. During labor when tough decisions had to be made, she did a great job of explaining and providing feedback of pro’s and con’s. Leanna was a much needed support and we are grateful that she was there through a long tough labor. She is a fantastic addition to our birth team!

Posted 9/18/2017

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Jessica Smith

Leanna was amazing! I was so nervous about labor and birth before hand and she helped me not only understand the process but she was there with any questions or concerns. During the beginning stages of labor she messaged me back right away and as soon as I told her I needed her there, she was there right away! The whole process went so much smoother because she was there doing everything from helping me continue breathing, letting me smell essential oils, reminding me of my birth mantra, and constantly encouraging me through 4 hours of pushing. My husband was great but didn't know the first thing about helping someone during child birth. Leanna also offered support the weeks after labor and is so sincere and sweet. Both my husband and I are so happy we hired Leanna! Our daughters birth wouldn't have been as enjoyable without her there! 

Posted 6/25/2017

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Michael Gilardi

Leanna was a pleasure to work with. She is kind and patient, as well as compassionate about personal choices.

My wife and I would recommend her in a heartbeat to other expecting parents. Her class was based off of what we wanted, and not a particular birthing method.

Although we aren't using a doula in general, we're confident that her doula services would also be exemplary.

Posted 3/1/2017

Birth Availability for Leanna Mawby

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