- Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
- Placental Encapsulation Specialist with Earthside Herbs and Encapsulation
- Student Midwife with Ancient Paths
- Belling Casting Artist
- Facilitator of the Cd’A Mindful Mamas support group
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers---strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.~ Barbara Katz Rothman
I have had a strong love for birth work since I had my first child 8 years ago. I started attending births of friends and family right away, and immediately fell in love with everything mother and baby. A few years ago, with the support of my family, I was able to turn my love for birth work into a career when I became a birth doula.
I always knew that I would continue with my education to become a midwife, and I am thrilled to be working as a student midwife and assistant with Ancient Paths. I am working toward national midwifery certification with the North American Registry of Midwives, as well as pursuing my license in midwifery through the State of Idaho.
In addition to my training, I am also a placenta encapsulation specialist with Earthside Herbs and Encapsulation, and I facilitate the Mindful Mamas support group in Cd’A. I also occasionally offer doula services to select couples that desire labor support during their birth journey.
In addition to my fulfilling work and student life, I have a wonderful and supportive husband and am a proud mother to 3 girls and 1 boy. In my free time I love extreme couponing and spending time with my friends, family, and volunteering in the community. We also have two fur babies and lots of backyard chickens.
I believe my job as a birth worker is to help families experience a happy, well-supported birth. When it comes to childbirth, pregnancy and parenting, I place a high value on a woman's right to her own choices. I believe strongly in the value of providing as much information as possible to an expectant mother so that she can make choices that honor her own personal vision for a beautiful birth.
Please contact Kayla directly at (509) 590-7319 to set up a free consultation or belly casting appointment.
Our goal at Ancient Paths is to build capable, confident families through education with the support, wisdom, and compassion of our trusted and experienced providers.