Meet the Doulas

Guiding Star Orange City Certified Doulas


Certified Birth Doula and Trained Bereavement Doula

Kari has been a FertilityCare Practitioner since 2012 and was inspired by a client to become a Birth Doula in 2015. She has had the honor of attending 15 births since then and loves to support her clients in reaching their goals in birth and learning appreciation for their bodies. Empowering women and their partners to work together in birth and to allow them to find freedom over fear of birth and the normal, natural abilities of their bodies. Kari and her husband have 3 living children and 1 baby resting in heaven. Kari lives in Orange City and loves to support both hospital and home birth.

Accepting new clients Due after September 2018.

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Certified Birth, Bereavement and Postpartum Doula

Amaris currently makes her home in Sioux City, IA with her husband and two children. She has received various certifications and completed training for childbirth educator, breastfeeding counselor, birth doula, bereavement doula, postpartum doula, herbalism, rebozo techniques, and most recently received a certification as a Spinning Babies Parent Educator to assist with balance in the body and fetal positioning. She also leads doula training workshops and manages a hospital-based doula program. She is passionate about supporting families with evidence-based resources and natural, holistic options that recognize the beauty of God’s perfect design in the human body. She is also bilingual and enjoys being able to support Spanish speakers.

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Guiding Star Orange City Doula Interns


Birth Doula Intern

My name is Tana Van Gorp and I live just outside Orange City with my husband Corey, our son Jace, and our chocolate lab Dexter. I have been a radiologic technologist since 2011. I have a passion for working with and helping people. After having my son in 2017, becoming a birth doula weighed heavy on my heart. After thinking over it for a few months I knew this was a decision God was leading me and our family into. I’m looking forward to working with moms and dads during the miracle of birth. My hope is to provide families with the support and knowledge they need to have the best birth experience possible even if things don’t go as smooth as we would hope. Women are strong and capable of so much! Giving birth, no matter how it happens, showcases this strength in such a beautiful way. It is truly an honor to be a part of such a special occasion in a family’s life!

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Birth Doula Intern

Kaleigh Van Middendorp lives in Hull, Iowa with her husband and their dog. Kaleigh graduated from Northwestern College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and works for Guiding Star Orange City as the Client Resource Coordinator. Currently, she is a FertilityCare Practitioner Intern with the Creighton Model of FertilityCare. She has a passion about advocating, educating, supporting, and empowering women and families through their pregnancy and childbirth decisions. Before becoming a Doula, she had attended three births as a support to the mothers. “It was an absolute honor to be with families during that time of new life, and I can’t wait to support more women through that journey!”

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Phone: 712-441-1724

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