About Kara - Smile Doula

Welcome!  My name is Kara Figueroa - I am a stay-at-home wife, mother of 4 and a certified labor & birth doula.  I have a burning passion and calling to support the journey of birthing babies.  There is no one way to birth a baby, and I love to support each and every kind of birth.  

 

Trainings:  DONA Birth Doula training and workshop, Birth Arts International Labor & Birth Doula, Birth Arts International Aromatherapy for Pregnancy Birth and Postpartum, Rebozo, Spinning Babies, Neonatal Resuscitation, home birth education, bereavement doula and bereavement photographer.

 

Certifications: Birth Arts International Certified Labor & Birth Doula, Still Birthday University Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula, Birth Arts International Certification in Aromatherapy for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum.    

 

I began my training and practice in 2008 - This year, I am celebrating 10 years of being a practicing doula.  

My heart is to support, educate and empower the mother and her partner to make the best decisions for them, their baby and their labor & birth.

 

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21

 

“Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.” Mother Teresa

What is a Doula?

Doula - Pronounced 'doo-la' - is a Greek word meaning 'woman servant or caregiver'.

It refers to a trained professional who provides emotional, physical and informational support

to a mother and her partner before, during and after childbirth.  This support helps families 

achieve the healthiest and most satisfying experience as possible.

 

Thayer’s definition for the Greek word doulos (doula) ~ one who gives himself up to another’s will. 

Those whose service is used by Christ. Devoted to another to the disregard of one’s own
interests a servant, attendant.

 

 

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