Our Doulas

Great Expectations provides you with qualified, professionally trained doulas who have a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as a passion to serve you.  We maintain the highest standards of professionalism and are confident that you will receive the highest level of care from our doulas.  Please contact us to talk to or set up a consultation with any of our doulas.

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Maria Pokluda, Certified Doula & Childbirth Education, Placenta Specialist
Maria has helped hundreds of families have happy birth days. She became a doula in 2007 after a journey through infertility. She and her husband now have 4 children, all with different birth stories. Maria is known in DFW as the VBAC specialist and has received many awards for her doula services. In 2012, she co-created BEST Doula Training where she shares her knowledge and experience with new doulas from around the world.

Anna Holcombe,  Certified Doula & NICU Nurse 
Anna has always loved all things baby. She graduated from nursing school and worked as a nursery and NICU nurse which provided a wealth of experience that she brings to her doula work. Anna loves the intimacy of working one-on-one with doula clients and her clients always rave about how peaceful she make their birth feel. She and her husband have two daughters.

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Keyana Richardson, Certified Birth and Post Partum Doula & Childbirth Educator
Keyana’s desire to support, empower and educate families surrounding the intimate time of childbirth is driven by her faith and life experiences. Her calm and gentle nature, a degree in Medical Humanities and her experience working as a nanny help contribute to her knowledge, expertise and who she is as a doula. Keyana is also working towards a career in midwifery.

Adrianna Cox, Certified Doula & Post Partum Doula
Adrianna is a Calfornian living in Texas with her husband, son and their deaf dog. As teen, her first job was as a lifeguard and Adrianna continued serving families as a Certified Nurse Assistant and later as a Nanny. Her own birth experience showed her how a solid support team could make all the difference and she loves providing that support to her clients.

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Leslie Geick, Certified Doula & Childbirth Educator, Belly Binder
Leslie’s passion for pregnancy and birth stems from her own births as well as her experiences thriving and living with Type I diabetes. Having had a Cesarean and VBAC herself, Leslie loves working with families planning Cesareans or VBACs. Leslie lives with her husband who is her knight in shining amour (really…he works as a knight!) and their two daughters.

Whitney Patterson, Doula, Labor & Delivery Nurse, Childbirth Educator (Lamaze)
Whitney is an experienced Labor and Delivery nurse who loves her job but also enjoys working more intimately with families as their doula.  She knew after her OB rotation in nursing school that she wanted to focus her work on supporting women through pregnancy and birth. Whitney is trained as a doula, childbirth instructor and lactation educator. She and her husband have one son.

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Kameron Bader, Certified Doula & Childbirth Educator
Kameron wants all of her clients to feel like the day they met their baby was one of the best days of their life. Kameron saw her first birth at the age of seven and she knew then that working with expecting families was in her future. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and taught high school science before becoming a professional doula in 2013. Kameron lives with her husband and son in Dallas.