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 CD, BBCD, CPPD, MA
Maria has helped hundreds of families have happy birth days. She became a doula in 2007 after a journey through infertility sparked an interest in all things pregnancy.  She and her husband of 20 years 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 a doula training certification and is co-owner of BEST Doula Training where she shares her knowledge and experience with new doulas from around the world.

Anna Holcombe  CD, BSN 
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 CD, PPD, DTI
Keyana’s desire to support, empower and educate women and 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 a labor and postpartum doula, community childbirth educator and is working towards a career in midwifery.

Hollie Hauptly CD, BBCD, BBCI, MA
Hollie has been a doula since 2010 and is also a certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor. She has a Masters Degree in education and a passion for teaching which shows in all of her classes.  Hollie is not a Texas native but now enjoys welcoming new little Texans as she serves here as a doula. Hollie and her husband have three children.

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Leslie Geick CD, BBCD, BBCI
Leslie’s passion for pregnancy and birth stems from her own personal birth experiences. She believes in the importance of building a birth team that supports personal decisions. Having had a VBAC herself, she loves working with VBAC families! Leslie is also a certified Birth Boot Camp instructor and does our belly binding.

Whitney Patterson, BSN
Whitney is an experienced Labor and Delivery nurse who loves working more closely with families as a 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 CD, DONA
Women always remember how they felt on their baby’s birth day. Knowing this, Kameron has a passion for supporting expecting families on that big day. Kameron saw her first birth at the age of seven and knew working with expecting families was in her future. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and previously taught high school science. She became a professional doula in 2013 and lives with her husband and son in Dallas.