Welcome to Expecting New Life

Hello there! I'm so glad you found me. 

If you're an expecting parent, you're most likely looking for an expert Birth Doula. (Good plan!) I've got you covered. I attend births all around Nashville (and occasionally in Springfield and Clarksville).

You may also be planning to take a Birth Class. You've come to the right place for that, too! You can choose from online or in-person classes that either meet in groups or privately (even in your home). You'll get respected content from Evidence Based Birth® and Spinning Babies® along with insights learned from my 20 years of birth work.

You'll find answers to the most popular questions about birth support here (and probably a few you hadn't even thought to ask). I'd love to connect with you. Let's chat!

Blessings, Heidi Duncan

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 to women and then support them in their birth experiences.

When I teach childbirth preparation classes, I can share insights that are only gained by being in the labor and delivery room.

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've witnessed 350+ births since 2001 — most in hospitals, some in birth centers, and a few home births — and have learned a few things along the way. (I'm always learning something new!) Because I am familiar with the care providers and birthplaces, I can personalize the information I provide and focus on the areas that each client needs most.

I use the depth of understanding I've gained from 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. My hope is that the two perspectives will bring balance and help my clients know how to apply what they've learned in context.

Spinning Babies® Parent Class

Spinning Babies® Parent Class

Comfort in Pregnancy, Ease in Labor

Perfect for the 2nd trimester

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Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

Monthly classes online or in-person

Attend during 2nd or 3rd trimester

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