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Great Expectations Childbirth and Doula Services Welcomes You

Empowering Women to Discover the Strength and Beauty of Childbirth

I'm Hannah

Imagine experiencing a birth where you feel beautiful - powerful, strong, and in control. Imagine going into your labor with confidence. Imagine looking back on your the birth of your baby with joy, delight, and satisfaction. Imagine sharing your story with passion and encouraging other women to experience the same! This doesn't have to be simply wishful thinking - it can become your reality! I know from personal experience!

I am a registered nurse, a certified doula, and a photographer. With six years experience in a labor and delivery unit, I saw up close and personal the effects of fear, lack of education, and lack of preparation for childbirth. Laboring women would come in with inaccurate expectations and ill-prepared to handle the marathon that they were about to run. 

I have been passionate about birth for as long as I can remember! I am a mother of six boys, and I have experienced six unique, beautiful, peaceful and enjoyable births! I've discovered that birth is a whole-person experience, and in order to have the birth you've always dreamed, you have to prepare mind, body, and soul! 

"Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life." ~ Ina May Gaskin

It is my passion to see more women empowered to enter labor boldly, experience the freedom and joy of childbirth, and to look back on their experience with delight and satisfaction knowing they experienced their best birth possible. 

I work as a part of a doula partnership: Doulas of Michiana - Contact me to learn more!

Hannah and Jared


I HIGHLY recommend Hannah as a doula, she’s the best in the business. Whether your birth plan goes accordingly or life takes its own turn, Hannah is definitely someone you want by your side.


Mother and Newborn

Coming Up Next

Upcoming Events . . . 

  • Meet the Doulas
    Meet the Doulas
    Thu, Aug 01
    Aug 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Mishawaka, 2756 Birchwood Dr, Mishawaka, IN 46545, USA
    Have you wondered if a doula is right for you? Are you a current client who wants to get to know our sister doulas? Then this event is for you!
  • Doula Certification Workshop
    Doula Certification Workshop
    Fri, Nov 15
    Berrien Center
    Nov 15, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    Berrien Center, 8830 M-140, Berrien Center, MI 49102, USA
    Are you ready to take the next step in supporting mothers in your community? Join us for this four day exciting training workshop where you will learn the ins and outs of labor and birth and how to support mamas in this transformative time.
  • Meet the Doulas
    Meet the Doulas
    Tue, Jun 25
    Jun 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Niles, 1639 W River Rd, Niles, MI 49120, USA
    Have you wondered if a doula is right for you? Are you a current client who wants to get to know our sister doulas? Then this event is for you!





Berrien Springs, MI

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