Welcome to

Joyful Xpectations!

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Childbirth Education

"Labor is also teamwork. It is a mother and baby learning together how to push and how to be born, how to yield and separate from the union of pregnancy. You are not in control nor are you out of control during labor.  The best way to approach labor is with an attitude of learning rather than controlling." Gayle Peterson

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"Next to love, balance is the most important thing." John Wooden

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"As doulas, midwives, nurses, and doctors, it's important to never underestimate how deeply and trusted we are with someone's most vulnerable, raw, authentic self. We witness their heroic journeys, see them emerge with their babies, hearts wide open..." Lesley Everest