Expecting a Blessing equips you with the tools and care that bring confidence and mindfulness into your pregnancy, birth and early parenting experience.

I know you have everything needed within yourself to be the best parents to this baby, I am here to prepare you for their birth and to provide you with meaningful support at every turn. With the guidance from your childbirth classes, birth doula services or parenting preparation, you will start this journey on a solid foundation of confidence and mindfulness, all while creating memories that your family will treasure forever. I will bring you the most up to date information and evidence to help you make the choices that are best for you and your plans. I am committed to making your unique family’s needs my top priority.

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Birth Doula

Your birth experience matters and I’m here to make yours the best possible experience for your entire family. At Expecting a Blessing, you will enjoy the care of a doula who knows you value having a strategy and being fully prepared and confident in your choices. Together we will explore your hopes and concerns and equip you with the tools needed to make your birth experience everything you envision.

Belly Binding

The unique structure of the Bengkung belly bind, with its roots in Malaysian culture, conforms to your individual shape in a way that commercial binders can’t. Its far-reaching benefits extend to mothers who have had a vaginal birth or a cesarean birth. I am honored to bring you a personalized belly binding experience and source of emotional support that won’t be found in a maternity store.

Classes & Workshops

I want every experience you have from pregnancy to birth and then bringing your baby home to be everything you envisioned. I am an educator with Your Birth Experience because I believe your education should be as unique as your family. Whether you choose a private class or join one of our group classes, I set your family up for a satisfying and memorable adjustment to life with a new baby.

Birth Doula

Your birth experience matters and I’m here to make yours the best possible experience for your entire family. At Expecting a Blessing, you will enjoy the care of a doula who knows you value having a strategy and being fully prepared and confident in your choices. Together we will explore your hopes and concerns and equip you with the tools needed to make your birth experience everything you envision.

Belly Binding

The unique structure of the Bengkung belly bind, with its roots in Malaysian culture, conforms to your individual shape in a way that commercial binders can’t. Its far-reaching benefits extend to mothers who have had a vaginal birth or a cesarean birth. I am honored to bring you a personalized belly binding experience and source of emotional support that won’t be found in a maternity store.

Classes & Workshops

I want every experience you have from pregnancy to birth and then bringing your baby home to be everything you envisioned. I am an educator with Your Birth Experience because I believe your education should be as unique as your family. Whether you choose a private class or join one of our group classes, I set your family up for a satisfying and memorable adjustment to life with a new baby.

Hello, I’m Leanna…

I am the founder of Expecting a Blessing. I am a trained labor doula and childbirth educator and my job is to help women and their families feel supported, educated and encouraged throughout their pregnancy and birth experience.

We are so grateful that Leanna was our Doula. Leanna was referred to us by 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 pros and cons. 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!

| Katherine F. |

Leanna is someone you can always count on. She is always willing to help and recognizes things she can do for you without even asking. She has a very calm, patient, comforting and nurturing personality. Leanna is a valuable asset and a great team player.

 

| Melleny M. |

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.

 

| Amy B. |

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, especially because the entire course is based off of what YOU want, and not a particular method.

| Michael G. |

I have to say that I hold Leanna in high regard. She is often going the extra mile to make sure she serves you well. She is always prompt and detail oriented. She asks pertinent questions, performs with exactness and is very respectful.

 

Stacey B. |

Leanna was amazing! I was so nervous about labor and birth beforehand 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 childbirth. 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!

 

Jessica S. |

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