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

Welcome to Expecting New Life

Heidi Duncan of Expecting New Life Birth Services, Nashville doula | Photo credit: Kalli Pavon

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 hear from you. Let's chat!

Blessings, Heidi Duncan

Heidi did henna on my pregnant belly and it was a great experience. Very relaxing and memorable. She was great at taking my inspiration pieces and creating a one-of-a-kind design. It was beautiful! Would do it again in a heartbeat!

Husband and doula providing comfort to laboring woman


In my role as a birth doula, I come alongside the expecting mother and her personal birth team to provide support that is typically not available from others. I'm a trusted guide through an unfamiliar land, there to help you find the best places and avoid the dangerous territory. Is doula support what you're looking for?

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Expecting New Life Birth Services offers private, group and community education on all things related to pregnancy and birth


I'm always learning new things, even after studying birth for close to 20 years. If this is true for me, how much more so for the expecting parent who has never experienced birth (or maybe once or twice)? I love sharing what I've learned! Let me tell you my favorite tips and some insider secrets.

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The natural stain of a henna tattoo is a lovely way to adorn a pregnant belly. Here, Heidi Duncan draws a henna design for an expecting client.


A pregnant woman is a beauty to behold! Yet many women are too uncomfortable in their skin to bare their belly. Henna adorns the canvas with an intricate temporary design that clothes the curves, masks the imperfections and celebrates the miracle within. Put your feet up and let me pamper you for a couple of hours!

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Compassion. Knowledge. Experience.

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 125 families as a Nashville doula during the five 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.

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 200 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.

Research for Parents & Professionals Alike

Evidence Based Birth - Evidence that Empowers!

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