Serving Greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee with Prenatal Education, Birth Support and Community Advocacy


Welcome to Expecting New Life

Doula Heidi Duncan holding new baby born at Baby+Co birth center in Nashville, TN

Photo Credit: Victoria Hershman - The Story Tog

Hello!  I'm glad you've stopped by to visit Expecting New Life Birth Services. 

If you're trying to find an experienced Nashville doula, want to take an Evidence Based Birth® workshop or a Childbirth Preparation class, you've come to the right place. I can also draw a henna tattoo on your beautiful pregnant belly or connect you with local resources for pregnancy, birth, postpartum and newborn support. 

There's a lot to explore here and I'm adding more daily via my blog posts, new pages, resource guides and even new items in my store. I'd love to connect with you. Let's chat! 

Blessings, Heidi Duncan

My doula work is thriving and I am thrilled to be serving women throughout the Middle Tennessee area. I've been helping families through the childbearing year since 2001. I love my profession now more than ever. It has been my privilege to support over 150 families as a doula during the six years we've lived in TN. I look forward to working with many more expecting moms in Greater Nashville and Clarksville in the years to come.

To dispel myths, dispense truth and help women have a good birth experience: these are why I became a doula. I count it a privilege that my "job" allows me to witness the miracle of birth.

Photo credit: Kalli Pavon

I have a passion for educating women about pregnancy and birth. Being a doula gives me the perfect opportunity to invest the time prenatally to impart knowledge into women and then support them in their birth experience. When I teach childbirth preparation classes, I can share insights that are only gained by being in the labor and delivery room.

I've witnessed over 250 births - mostly hospital births, a few home births - and have learned a few things along the way. Because I am familiar with the care providers and birth places, I can personalize the information I provide and focus on the areas that each client needs the most. I use the depth of understanding gained in my childbirth educator training combined with my hands-on experience as a doula to give my clients a solid foundation of support on multiple levels.