Expecting Joy Company
Renton, WA Service range 30 miles no ferries
$850 to $1100
$850 to $1100
2 years and 28 births attended
Type of practice: Doula agency employee
Clients per month: 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Thank you for stopping by my profile! As your doula, I will provide support, information and hands-on training in the hopes that you and your family feel supported and empowered. I look forward to meeting you! Birth Doula: Fees include 2 prenatal visits, an accompaniment to a 3rd trimester prenatal appointment, on call 24/7 support from 38 weeks until birth, continuous labor support and 1 postpartum visit. Placenta Encapsulation: $200
Renton, WA Service range 30 miles no ferries
My husband and I feel so lucky to have found Leigh as our Doula! I’m confident my birth experience wouldn’t have been nearly as positive without her support. We interviewed 3 doulas total and felt that Leigh genuinely understood what our wishes were and was more than happy and capable to help. She was very knowledgeable in an array of topics including spinning babies, lactation, calming methods (her back rubs are magic), progression tactics, and many other important tools. I loved her presence and will be calling her for baby #2. I highly recommend her services!!
Having Leigh as our doula brought my partner and I incredible peace of mind. We were happy to have her calm, warm, and lively presence throughout my pregnancy and labor and delivery. She was at home with us while my labor was quickly progressing and it made it so much easier for my husband to be on the phone with the hospital and for him to make sure we had what we needed in the car because he knew I was I great hands. My labor progressed quickly and having Leigh helped us have the confidence to get to the hospital when we did. We are so grateful that she was there to help us for the birth of our daughter.
Leigh was amazing!
Being first time parents, it was comforting to have someone there who had experience & knew what questions to ask and when. Looking back, I know the experience would have been much different without her and my wife and I would have been less of a team and much more stressed. Having to have a C-Section made things even more tricky and I was so thankful to have someone to stay with my wife while I went with our daughter to the NICU. Leigh felt like family and never told us what to do. But she did give us valuable information to make the best informed decision in the moment. I cannot recommend Leigh enough.
-The Feldman Family
We cannot speak more highly of our time with Leigh. She joined us around 30 weeks, and helped us get our birth goals organized to present to our midwives. She took our vision into consideration and helped create a plan that really exemplified peace, serenity, and clarity. Our baby was stuck in the breech position, but fortunately Leigh provided numerous resources and helped us practice many techniques from Spinning Babies. Sadly, we were unable to turn the baby; however, Leigh stepped right in and helped us adjust our birth goals to include the new cesarean delivery. She kept our heads up and our hopes high as we went into the operating room, and she stayed with us until our new baby latched for the first time, making sure he had a secure, proper, and healthy start to breastfeeding. We would recommend Leigh to any expecting parents looking for support from an experienced, caring, positive doula.
My husband and I had a very positive experience with another doula for the birth of our first child, who was not available when we were planning the birth of our second. To me, having a doula was a must, and fortunately we were put in touch with Leigh. We are so grateful to have had her support. When we met Leigh, we were impressed with her knowledge and confidence, and she came across as very accepting and nonjudgmental. She felt like a good personality fit with both me and my husband, which was very important to us. Knowing that she would be there during the birth removed a huge stress from the end of my pregnancy. After the initial introductions, we had two meetings where Leigh came to our home to get to know us, our goals and desires for the birth, and to educate us on the birth process and comfort measures. On the day I went into labor, we kept in touch with Leigh over the phone until it was suddenly time to go to the hospital. She met us there and got right to work, and suggested a game plan for the next set of contractions. My baby was born before we had a chance to get into any of the other comfort measures she had come prepared with, but I feel confident that Leigh's knowledge and calming presence would have been invaluable regardless of how long the labor was. Following the delivery, Leigh stayed for a few hours to make sure we had everything we needed, and she checked in with me in the following days. Once we were settled back in at home, she came to visit and let me know she was available at any time should I need her. I believe every woman should have access to the support of an amazing doula, and I wholeheartedly recommend Leigh to anyone who is looking for one!
We found Leigh through Expecting Joy Doulas and we could not be happier with our experience. We went into our third trimester not knowing fully about what services doulas provided and whether it was something that was right for us. Leigh was patient, calming, and very knowledgeable that by the end of our first meeting we were convinced that we needed a doula and that we wanted to work with her. During the labor process, she was available at all hours of the day and coached us through early labor and help us navigate when we should go to the hospital. I believe that my birth experience was an overall good experience because she was by our side and helped us through the really tough times of labor. We are so thankful that we found Leigh and that she was a part of our birthing experience.
Working with Leigh was incredible. So thankful we ended up working with her! She knew just how to help us through each contraction. We were so thankful to have her by our side the entire labor. She gave us the best coaching and was so encouraging the entire process. We were able to have a natural and non medicated labor because of her help. We will definitely have her at all our future births!
I had a wonderful birthing experience with Leigh. I had plenty of family crisis so my family was not able to be in Seattle to support me so last minute i searched for a Doula and found her. She was the answer to my prayer. Not once did i feel unsupported and i labored for 24 hours. I don't know how she did it but together we were stronger. This was my first child and i really didn't know what to expect or what my labor would be like but i knew i wasn't alone. She went above and beyond and even though i had just met her about two weeks prior she kinda felt like family in that labor room. I have no negative feedback and i would use her again and refer her to other people. She is genuine, kind and super sweet. She listens and is respectful.
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