Equipping Arizona families with the tools and care that bring confidence and mindfulness into their pregnancy, birth and early parenting experience.

I understand the excitement, uncertainty and even fear that comes as you enter into your parenting journey. 

I also believe that you have everything needed within yourself to navigate this experience. I am here to help you unlock that innate ability and equip you with the necessary tools to be an active participant and provide you with meaningful support at every turn.

Leaning on the guidance found in your childbirth classes, birth doula support or mentoring sessions, you will start this journey on a solid foundation of confidence and mindfulness, all while creating memories that your family will treasure forever.

Birth Doula Support

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. Your birth experience matters! I’m here to enhance that experience for your entire family, whatever that looks like for you.

Prenatal Mentorship

Blending the invaluable guidance you get outside of the delivery room from a doula with the expert knowledge of a childbirth educator. I will bring your support full circle by utilizing an eclectic approach in our prenatal visits that are unique to your family’s needs. Building a foundation of not only education about birth & postpartum but a true connection to your baby and your partner.

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 Flourishing Families 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 want to leave you feeling equipped and prepared to navigate your birth and early postpartum experience.

Birth Doula Support

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. Your birth experience matters! I’m here to enhance that experience for your entire family, whatever that looks like for you.

Prenatal Mentorship

Blending the invaluable guidance you get outside of the delivery room from a doula with the expert knowledge of a childbirth educator. I will bring your support full circle by utilizing an eclectic approach in our prenatal visits that are unique to your family’s needs. Building a foundation of not only education about birth & postpartum but a true connection to your baby and your partner.

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 Flourishing Families 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 want to leave you feeling equipped and prepared to navigate your birth and early postpartum experience.

Hi! I’m Leanna…

BIRTH DOULA & CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR

I have truly enjoyed turning my natural gift of support and warmth into a career where I am able to coach and encourage mothers and their partners as they navigate their chosen birth plans. The nonjudgmental support I bring to your experience helps you to realize there is no right or wrong way to make the best choices for your family. I instill an easy confidence and believe in a holistic and eclectic approach to pregnancy, birth, and parenting. This role of being able to use my heart, hands, and voice to be exactly the guidance each unique family needs comes naturally and lends itself beautifully to positive experiences no matter the birth story. Whether you are high risk, birthing in the hospital or planning as few interventions as possible, my clients enjoy unbiased education and my unique ability to meet each family where they are. LEARN MORE…

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. |

I highly recommend Leanna of Expecting A Blessing, and can personally attest to her experience and wholeheartedly recommend her Doula services. She has a calming, warm presence during the birthing process- and I’ve witnessed her gentle coaching, pain/pressure relief, support of the father, and empathy first hand. I love that she supports all birthing plans, and has an innate nature to read mom’s cues during labor. (Rather than asking mom 1000 questions, she gently reads the labor, and provides support or privacy, and transitions gently and proactively.)
If my family wasn’t already complete, I would undoubtedly hire her as my Doula!

Lizzy McMillan | 15 Years Experience as an Arizona Birth & Newborn Photographer

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. |

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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