From as far back as her memory goes, Kara Deon knew she was brought to this earth to be a part of the birth process. Not only for herself as she has grown and transformed, but also to be there as an anchor and guide for those around her. Kara has a diverse background, from the medical to the service industry and has worked everywhere from the hospital to the office.
Kara is American Heart CPR w/AED certified and has had professional doula training with Mountain Midwives (2010), First Breath Midwifery (2011), and D.O.N.A (2012). Her presence has been attending births in both the hospital setting with Obstetricians and Certified Nurse Midwives, as well as home and water births with Certified Professional Midwives since 1998.
Kara has four beautiful children of her own. Her personal experience includes; laparoscopies, fertility issues, pregnancy loss, IVF, vaginal-unmedicated birth, cesarean sections and attempted VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), epidurals, and reconstructive surgery. She has had doctors, midwives and doulas present for her own births.
To every birth Kara brings a gift of compassion, kindness and a love with no boundaries. She believes it is a honor and a privilege to be present during this precious time. Her many years of professional experience, personal knowledge, and diversity compliment her work.
Kara’s goal for every birth is for it to be an empowering and transformational experience. As a doula she will be there for advice, support, and education: before, during and after birth. To ensure that your birth plan is honored and supported in a safe loving environment; for you, your baby and by your healthcare professionals and birth team.
Kara also offers her support as a “woman’s servant” to those outside the typical parameters of birth, including but not limited to support for annual exams, surgery, such as hysterectomies/ mastectomies/reconstruction, as well as cancer treatments and other medical procedures.
Kara’s passion is in her calling to work with clients that have unique circumstances, such as: single parents, younger/older populations, adoption, disabilities, loss, rape, deployment and those in the LGBQT community.