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Our mission

The mission of Great Expectations is a simple yet powerful one. To provide a supported, informed, and empowered birth experience for every mom to be.

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Meet your doula, Kasee Chiusano

My name is Kasee Chiusano. I am a certified birth doula living in Carlsbad, CA with my husband and four children. I've lived in California for 9 years now but spent most of my life growing up in the Midwest. I became interested in becoming a doula following the birth of my son, Robert. After earning my doctorate in Leisure, Youth and Human Services Administration and working in child and family services for 15 years, I decided to expand my services to include maternal and newborn health and start my doula practice. I’ve never been happier. 

As your doula, I strive to provide emotional, physical, and educational support to you.  A guiding statement in my practice is, “How will she remember this?” I will work hard to ensure that you look back on your birthing experience with a sense of accomplishment, empowerment, and joy. 

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What is a doula?

The Greek word doula means woman caregiver. We now use the word to describe a trained and experienced labor companion who provides the woman and her partner continuous emotional support, physical comfort, and assistance in obtaining information before, during and just after childbirth.

A birth doula…

  • recognizes birth as a key life experience that the mother will remember all her life…

  • understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor…

  • assists the woman and her partner in preparing for and carrying out their plans for the birth…

  • stays by the side of the laboring woman throughout the entire labor

  • provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, an objective viewpoint, and assistance to the woman in getting the information she needs to make good decisions...

  • facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner, and medical providers…

  • perceives her role as one who nurtures and protects the woman’s memory of her birth experience. 

Retrieved from DONA International Birth Doula Manual, 2017

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Benefits of having a doula

Women with continuous labor support from a Doula are:

Hand on Bump

39 percent less likely to have a cesarean birth

Expectant Couple

35 percent less likely to have a negative birth experience

Mother and Baby

15 percent more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth

Cochran Reveiw of Labor Support, 2017, National Partnership for Women and Families

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As your birth doula, I will do all I can to advocate, educate, and support you in your journey.

Kasee Chiusano

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Contact Kasee

Great Expectations
Carlsbad, CA 92011


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Located in Carlsbad, CA


Southern California

San Diego County | Orange County

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