When Kara Jo Prestrud, is at a birthing mother's side, beautiful things happen. Which is why the name of her business, Birth Made Beautiful, is so appropriate. A first time mother shared, "I was thrilled to deliver a happy and healthy baby naturally without drugs. I could not imagine doing it without Kara Jo. She was such a calming presence and source of encouragement." A fourth time mother, another mother blessed to experience Kara Jo's gentle doula care, recently said of her, "I never want to have another baby without her. Such a quick, easy, & calm experience."
In addition to being an amazing birth doula, Kara Jo is also a postpartum doula, and a newly Certified Professional Breastfeeding Counselor. In fact, Kara Jo has an insatiable desire to learn and improve her skills! Kara Jo pampers her mothers. After the birth, Kara Jo offers each mother a free photo album, decorated personally, with her own (tasteful and lovely) birth photos and a bib for the new baby that she sews herself. Her postpartum doula clients are similarly spoiled, with Kara Jo known to do their shopping, meals, and help with housekeeping, in addition to helping them assess how breastfeeding is going and learning to care for their baby.
Kara Jo has been an integral part of BELLA from the very beginning. Her encouragement and support have allowed BELLA to navigate many twists and turns as it has grown from a small, local pro-life birth professional's supportive group to a national Professional Network. Her wise and tactful willingness to address the hard issues in her role on BELLA's Governance Team, Team USA, have helped BELLA avoid many problems that might have taken BELLA in the wrong direction or even led to dissolution. Thank you, Kara Jo, for your service to BELLA and to your families!
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