Are you pregnant?


I'm Anna

A new mom, writer, yoga teacher and Expectful's community guide.

After going through a rough patch in my pregnancy, I starting using Expectful's meditations and they transformed my life so much - that I joined the team shortly after giving birth to my daughter Annabell.

As Expectful Community guide, I've spent over year having intimate discussions with experts in pre and postnatal care, and hundreds of our subscribers about the ups and downs of this time in your life. From relationships, to body image to what it means to feel emotionally and physically supported, and I’ve learned a lot along the way.

Now, I'm bringing these these conversations directly to you so you have the tools to live your best life.

What would it feel like to be truly held during pregnancy, birth and motherhood journey?

This is the question that today’s guest Samantha Huggins is answering through her work as a doula, childbirth educator and the cofounder of Carriage House Birth.

On today’s episode, Sam shares her own journey towards becoming a mother, how she became a doula and why she wants all people to feel both held and free as they walk their own paths through motherhood and beyond.

About Samantha:

Samantha Huggins is the co-founder of Carriage House Birth.  The premier doula agency providing birth and postpartum doula services, birth education, doulas trainings and more.  She is a Carriage House Birth certified birth doula, mother of two little kiddos, lactation counselor, childbirth educator and co-founder of The Code, a radical body literacy program for tweens.

 Her journey into childbirth began early, having spent the latter half of her teens in a community that supported people and their right to birth in safe and celebrated environments of their choosing.  After devouring any and all media surrounding childbirth in preparation for the birth of her daughter, Samantha once again, found herself in a world nourished by belief in a person’s harmony with their body. Energized by her own supported birth experience and of those around her, Samantha decided to leave the America Museum of Natural History where she focused on emergency preparedness and response planning for research collections to pursue birth work. In doing so, she set out to achieve her goal to empower and educate other expecting people so that they might realize their own capacity to work together with their bodies in the symphony that is the bringing of life.

 When Samantha isn’t attending births, speaking publicly on birth, or teaching Carriage House Birth Foundation Doula Trainings, she unwinds with a yoga, meditation and time with her family and friends.

Where to follow Samantha:

Website: http://carriagehousebirth.com

Instagram: @samhugg


Click Below To Subscribe & Get New Episodes


The Five Universal Truths Of Your Fourth Trimester with Kimberly Ann Johnson

Could practicing five universal principles after giving birth help you heal your body, balance your emotions and restore your vitality during postpartum? Kimberly Ann Johnson believes so and is here to explain how. Over nine years ago, Kimberly gave birth

Living & Speaking Your Truth With Handel Group Co-Founder Lauren Zander

Could living and speaking your truth help you be a better parent to your children? Ask today’s guest Lauren Zander this question you’ll hear a big “YES!” Lauren Zander is a mother of three, the Co-Founder of Handel Group, and

Hope, Fertility & Storytelling with Alex Elle

What if storytelling could help you release shame and at the same time ignite hope and healing in yourself and others? To today’s guest, Alex Elle this isn’t a question but rather a truth of her own life story. Alex Elle

Boosting Sleep For You & Your Baby with SNOO founder Dr. Harvey Karp

What if there was a bassinet that could swaddle, soothe and rock your baby to sleep so that you and your little one could get more rest? This is the question Dr. Harvey Karp pondered and later made a reality

Fertility, Emotional Well-being & IVF with Reproductive Endocrinologists, Dr. Jaime Knopman & Dr. Sheeva Talebian

Could self-resilience and support play big roles in your fertility? Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Jaime Knopman and Dr. Sheeva Talebian say yes. Friends for twenty years and colleagues for ten, Dr. Knopman and Talebian truly believe in the power of perseverance

Meditate with Expectful