Guiding Star Orange City Certified Doulas
KARI BEADNER, CLD (CBI)
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.
AMARIS GARCIA, CLD, CBE, CBC, SBD, SpBCPE
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.
Guiding Star Orange City Doula Interns
TANA VAN GORP
Birth Doula Intern
KALEIGH VAN MIDDENDORP
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!”