Great Expectations Birth

Great Expectations Birth

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A doula is a great addition to your Dream Birth Team! I love working with Maria at Great Expectations Birth. We've had some very memorable births together!
I was this family's midwife for two of their beautiful babies, which is always a very special honor.
#tbt #ThrowbackThursday #doulas #midwives #doulasupport #midwifercare #homebirth #waterbirth #birthphotography #birthworkers #repeatclients #dreamteam #birthteam #buildyourbirthteam
Hip squeezes all day, every day.

Counter pressure in labor can help women cope with the intensity of their contractions.
Think about when you stub your toe, you reach down and grab it to apply pressure. This same concept applies to contractions! Cool right? (Maybe not to you but I’m a big ol’ nerd).

This is my go-to as baby starts making their way through the pelvis. So many of my clients appreciate how it takes the edge off just enough for them to be able to keep moving through labor.

What was your favorite non-medicated comfort measure that you had in labor?

📸 : Jenna Vanloon Birth Photographer + Doula
Midwife : @friscomidwife w/ Frisco Birth Center
Doula: yours truly w/ Great Expectations Birth
Momma : Katie McDonald
Umm EXCUSE ME our very own Maria Pokluda appeared on my favorite birth podcast! ✨🤰🏽💊 Listen to it!

Great class from Great Expectations Birth for all our pregnant families.

This class is for families planning hospital births, but want to prepare with more information and skills than the average hospital class and learn to reduce the risk of interventions and unnecessary cesarean birth. Other topics covered are:

understanding labor
staying comfortable in labor & relaxation
communication with your provider
birth plans
postpartum basics

Next class is in Frisco on Saturday, September 28th. Register on line below!

https://www.greatexpectationsbirth.com/childbirth-education/dallas-childbirth-class/
“Let me let you in on a little secret, your cervix is not a crystal ball. It cannot predict when you will start labor. It cannot predict if you will deliver before, after or even on your due date. The cervix can do many wonderful things, but let’s not give the cervix more credit than it is due. A cervix cannot read the future.” ~Maria Pokluda Great Expectations Doula Service/Childbirth Education - Maria Pokluda Great Expectations Birth #patienceisavirtue #spontaneouslabor #birthbelongstothemother #birthmatters #nounnecessaryexamsbeforelaborbegan #safesupportedshetriumphed #trustyourbody #birthcenter #midwiferycare #chooseyourbirthteamwisely 📸Kathryn J Birth Stories
Anyone near Frisco/ McKinney teach a sibling class?
A great birth team sets the stage for a great birth!
Midwife Cori Lively has done several births over the years with Maria Pokluda at Great Expectations Birth. And we miss having birth photographer Chantel here in Texas. ❤️
Just look at the fabulous photos. Yay Great Expectations!

Great Expectations Doulas provide doula services in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton (DFW) area. We also offer childbirth education, postpartum doulas, belly binding, placenta encapsulation and lactation support.

Welcome to Great Expectations! We are sure you have great expectations for your little one(s) and we would love to be a part of your big day. Our doulas have been serving expecting and post partum families in DFW since 2007 and have helped thousands of babies arrive. We support growing families in their choices and are passionate about serving our clients with compassion and professionalism - pren

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Dude! Hire a Doula! — Welcome to Fatherhood 01/04/2022

Dude! Hire a Doula! — Welcome to Fatherhood

Thanks Welcome to Fatherhood! Great blog on why to hire a doula from a father's perspective!
https://www.welcometofatherhood.com/blogs/dude-hire-a-doula

Dude! Hire a Doula! — Welcome to Fatherhood This is pretty much my strongest recommendation in my whole book. No “maybe think about…”, no “you should consider…,” no “be open to…”. Simply put, just do it. Trust me on this one. But wait, what’s a Doula, and why should I hire one? First things first…

12/31/2021

We support this message. See you in 2022!

We support this message. See you in 2022!

Timeline Photos 12/29/2021

Merrineum. Do you know what it means? (Because it's a fantastic word!)

https://www.facebook.com/bestdoulatraining/photos/a.396098460739047/1344007239281493

Merrineum. Do you know what it means? (Because it's a fantastic word!)

12/28/2021

Have a placenta you want encapsulated? Give us a call at 833-PLACNTA.....even on New Year's Eve!

Have a placenta you want encapsulated? Give us a call at 833-PLACNTA.....even on New Year's Eve!

Dallas Natural Childbirth Classes | DFW Childbirth Education — Best Dallas Doulas 12/27/2021

Dallas Natural Childbirth Classes | DFW Childbirth Education — Best Dallas Doulas

Our 4 session natural childbirth class starts in February in Dallas. Now is the perfect time to enroll!
Class includes:
✓Comprehensive birth preparation
✓Perfect for natural birth in a hospital or home/birth center
✓Exercises and movement to prepare for birth
✓Meditations for pregnancy
✓Prepared Feeding online breastfeeding class
✓Course journal
✓Access to podcasts for missed classes
Registration online, we'd love to see you!

https://www.bestdallasdoulas.com/dallas-natural-birth-class

Dallas Natural Childbirth Classes | DFW Childbirth Education — Best Dallas Doulas Dallas Childbirth classes in DFW (Plano, McKinney, Denton, Frisco, Fort Worth, Denton) . Voted BEST classes by DFW Child.

Five Things You Need to Know About Alcohol & Breastfeeding — Best Dallas Doulas 12/24/2021

Five Things You Need to Know About Alcohol & Breastfeeding — Best Dallas Doulas

Thinking of enjoying some holiday cheer? You’ve probably heard various “rules” about drinking alcohol while breastfeeding.
We bet a lot of what you have heard is wrong.

https://www.bestdallasdoulas.com/dallas-doula-blog/breastfeeding-and-alcohol

Five Things You Need to Know About Alcohol & Breastfeeding — Best Dallas Doulas You’ve probably heard various “rules” when it comes to drinking alcohol while breastfeeding - we bet a lot of what you have heard is wrong. Let’s explore a few myths/facts about alcohol consumption and breastfeeding.

12/23/2021

We posted this last year, so this counts as a throwback post.
And it still makes me laugh.
#tbt

We posted this last year, so this counts as a throwback post.
And it still makes me laugh.
#tbt

12/21/2021

Bring on those Winter 2022 (and last days of 2021) babies!

Bring on those Winter 2022 (and last days of 2021) babies!

12/20/2021

Everyone needs a little placenta in their Christmas!

Everyone needs a little placenta in their Christmas!

How to Become a Doula | Doula Training & Doula Certification — Best Dallas Doulas 12/17/2021

How to Become a Doula | Doula Training & Doula Certification — Best Dallas Doulas

Thinking of attending a doula training? Here are questions to ask about doula certification. Learn about BEST Doula Training, available virtually or in person...and in DFW in January and June 2022.

https://www.bestdallasdoulas.com/dallas-doula-blog/doula-training

How to Become a Doula | Doula Training & Doula Certification — Best Dallas Doulas Thinking of attending a doula training? Here are questions to ask about doula certification. Learn about BEST Doula Training, available virtually or in person.

12/17/2021

Doulas don't expect gifts, but we love 5 stars. ❤ 🙂 ❤ The best part of this gift? It helps other expecting families find great support too!
If you want drop your doula 5 Stars this Holiday Season, here's a link to our Google page ----> https://g.page/r/CTxwiaXz-JbFEAg/review

Doulas don't expect gifts, but we love 5 stars. ❤ 🙂 ❤ The best part of this gift? It helps other expecting families find great support too!
If you want drop your doula 5 Stars this Holiday Season, here's a link to our Google page ----> https://g.page/r/CTxwiaXz-JbFEAg/review

12/15/2021

Need a natural childbirth class in 2022? Our schedule is up!
https://www.bestdallasdoulas.com/dallas-natural-birth-class

Need a natural childbirth class in 2022? Our schedule is up!
https://www.bestdallasdoulas.com/dallas-natural-birth-class

Five Things You Need to Know About Alcohol & Breastfeeding — Best Dallas Doulas 12/10/2021

Five Things You Need to Know About Alcohol & Breastfeeding — Best Dallas Doulas

Thinking of enjoying some holiday cheer? You’ve probably heard various “rules” about drinking alcohol while breastfeeding.

We bet a lot of what you have heard is wrong.

Five Things You Need to Know About Alcohol & Breastfeeding — Best Dallas Doulas You’ve probably heard various “rules” when it comes to drinking alcohol while breastfeeding - we bet a lot of what you have heard is wrong. Let’s explore a few myths/facts about alcohol consumption and breastfeeding.

Doula Interview Questions | How to Hire a Doula — Best Dallas Doulas 12/03/2021

Doula Interview Questions | How to Hire a Doula — Best Dallas Doulas

Doula interview coming up and not sure what to ask us?
Here's the questions that will help you have a great interview!

Doula Interview Questions | How to Hire a Doula — Best Dallas Doulas Doula interview? We have the questions you need to ask to hire the doula to support you in pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

12/02/2021

The wall of fame of BUCM labor and delivery nurses. Baylor Dallas truly has some of the best nurses anywhere!
Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health

The wall of fame of BUCM labor and delivery nurses. Baylor Dallas truly has some of the best nurses anywhere!
Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health

12/01/2021

Happy BIRTH day!

photog: Stefanie Rose Photography - Texas Newborn & Family Photographer

Happy BIRTH day!

photog: Stefanie Rose Photography - Texas Newborn & Family Photographer

11/30/2021

Great Expectations has served over 50 families this month! (Hello...Valentines Day nine months ago....)

It definitely feels like it is raining babies!

Great Expectations has served over 50 families this month! (Hello...Valentines Day nine months ago....)

It definitely feels like it is raining babies!

11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving. When we count our blessings this year, your families are one of the many things we are thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving. When we count our blessings this year, your families are one of the many things we are thankful for!

11/24/2021

Placenta pills. Part of a well balanced Thanksgiving meal! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Placenta pills. Part of a well balanced Thanksgiving meal! 🙂 🙂 🙂

11/23/2021

This graph *may* not be accurate...but it might be.

What is your favorite T-day food?

This graph *may* not be accurate...but it might be.

What is your favorite T-day food?

11/22/2021

We can't wait ourThanksgiving day feast...unless we are at a birth. In which case we will enjoy helping you meet your little turkey!

We can't wait ourThanksgiving day feast...unless we are at a birth. In which case we will enjoy helping you meet your little turkey!

17 Questions to Find the Perfect OB for Your Birth — Best Dallas Doulas 11/19/2021

17 Questions to Find the Perfect OB for Your Birth — Best Dallas Doulas

Here are 17 questions to help you pick the perfect OB to help you have a great birth.

17 Questions to Find the Perfect OB for Your Birth — Best Dallas Doulas Here are 17 questions to help you pick the perfect OB - because finding the person to help you have your baby is the first important parenting choice you will make.

11/18/2021

#tbt
Tacos and Great Expectations doulas, it's always a great combo!

#tbt
Tacos and Great Expectations doulas, it's always a great combo!

11/16/2021

"I cannot thank you enough, you helped make that day forever what we envisioned and I don't have words to show my gratitude."
-recent client of Great Expectations Doula @Bianke

photo: @Stefanie Rose Photography - Texas Newborn & Family Photographer

"I cannot thank you enough, you helped make that day forever what we envisioned and I don't have words to show my gratitude."
-recent client of Great Expectations Doula @Bianke

photo: @Stefanie Rose Photography - Texas Newborn & Family Photographer

11/15/2021

We are experts at supporting the *whole* family in birth!

We are experts at supporting the *whole* family in birth!

Online Childbirth Class — Best Dallas Doulas 11/12/2021

Online Childbirth Class — Best Dallas Doulas

We say it all the time. What is covered in an independent childbirth class compared to what is covered at most local hospitals can be dramatically different. Now, that difference is available online too.

Online Childbirth Class — Best Dallas Doulas Online Childbirth Classes. Dynamic instruction, comprehensive learning and a fun, interactive journal to get couples talking, planning and preparing for their best birth.

11/10/2021

First time mom, arrived at the hospital at 8cm and delivered naturally a few hours later. Plus, awesome OB!

Great Expectations doula Bianke at Medical City Lewisville

First time mom, arrived at the hospital at 8cm and delivered naturally a few hours later. Plus, awesome OB!

Great Expectations doula Bianke at Medical City Lewisville

11/08/2021

This.

This.

10 Questions You Must Ask a Placenta Encapsulator — Best Dallas Doulas 11/05/2021

10 Questions You Must Ask a Placenta Encapsulator — Best Dallas Doulas

Are you considering placenta encapsulation? Then you need to ask these questions to anyone you are considering for the job so you can feel comfortable knowing your placenta is in good hands.

10 Questions You Must Ask a Placenta Encapsulator — Best Dallas Doulas Are you considering placenta encapsulation? You need to ask these questions before choosing an encapsulator so you can feel comfortable knowing your placenta is in good hands.

11/04/2021

May the beauty of the festival of lights fill your home with happiness and may the new year bring joy, peace, and prosperity in your life. Wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali!!

May the beauty of the festival of lights fill your home with happiness and may the new year bring joy, peace, and prosperity in your life. Wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali!!

11/03/2021

Celebrating the end of another awesome childbirth class at @Urban Midwife's office.

Celebrating the end of another awesome childbirth class at @Urban Midwife's office.

11/01/2021

Meet Cassie. one of our newest team members. She's a certified birth and postpartum doula as well as childbirth educator.

Cassie is an only child turned mom of four (which is hilarious to her), former overseas missionary to solid East Dallas-ite, and full time working mom for almost 7 years to stay-at-home mom during a pandemic and doula. Chances are, if you’re going through something she’s also been through it. She’d love to connect with you!

Meet Cassie. one of our newest team members. She's a certified birth and postpartum doula as well as childbirth educator.

Cassie is an only child turned mom of four (which is hilarious to her), former overseas missionary to solid East Dallas-ite, and full time working mom for almost 7 years to stay-at-home mom during a pandemic and doula. Chances are, if you’re going through something she’s also been through it. She’d love to connect with you!

Midwife...or Doula? What's the Difference? — Best Dallas Doulas 10/29/2021

Midwife...or Doula? What's the Difference? — Best Dallas Doulas

What is the difference between a doula and a midwife? It’s an easy answer!

Midwife...or Doula? What's the Difference? — Best Dallas Doulas Often doulas are asked, “What is the difference between you and a midwife?”. Here's the answer!

10/28/2021

Guys, the midwives at Boardwalk OB GYN are legit! I love them! I felt truly valued as part of the team in a way that rarely experience at a hospital. - Great Expectations Doula Kameron
#tbt

Guys, the midwives at Boardwalk OB GYN are legit! I love them! I felt truly valued as part of the team in a way that rarely experience at a hospital. - Great Expectations Doula Kameron
#tbt

10/26/2021

Great Expectations doula Lauren still looing cute after an overnight birth.
Medical City McKinney

Great Expectations doula Lauren still looing cute after an overnight birth.
Medical City McKinney

Helping Families Have Happy BIRTH Days

Great Expectations is an innovative doula agency serving expecting families in DFW.

We offer creative and fun childbirth classes, birth doula services and also postpartum services such as placenta encapsulation, lactation support, belly binding and postpartum doulas. We have the support and expertise to help you have a happy birth and postpartum.

We are sure you have great expectations for your little one(s) and we would love to be a part of your big day. Our doulas have been serving expecting and post partum families in DFW since 2007 and have helped thousands of babies arrive. We support growing families in their choices and are passionate about serving our clients with compassion and professionalism - prenatally, during birth, to postpartum and beyond.

Thank you for visiting our page and happy birthing!

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Dallas, TX
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