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Inspiring Conversations with Kayler Kempf of Instinctual Birth Doula & Placenta Services

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kayler Kempf.

Hi Kayler, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I am a holistic doula, placenta professional, & owner of Instinctual Birth Doula & Placenta Services serving the Arizona valley! I am a mom of three, dog mom of seven, home birth assistant & I have been with my husband for ten years. We are high school sweethearts! When we decided to start a family in 2015, I spent most of my time researching nursery decor and the cutest girl clothes. I researched absolutely nothing in regards to giving birth, the importance of having a postpartum plan, & most importantly signs of postpartum depression and/or anxiety. I struggled greatly postpartum. I felt disconnected from my baby & I wondered why I ever made the choice to have one. I assumed I just wasn’t meant to be a mom. I never wanted to hurt her or myself, I just thought motherhood wasn’t for me. At my six weeks postpartum check-up with my provider, they gave me a postpartum depression screening. The paper asked me if I felt like killing myself or my baby, if I had had any uncontrollable episodes of rage if I found myself crying for no reason. All of my answers were no. I just felt no bond & felt as if I was floating through motherhood in a fog. Suddenly at nine months postpartum, I felt an overwhelming bond with my baby girl. I knew in that moment that something had been wrong for nine months. I WAS meant to be a mom, I was just struggling with postpartum depression & anxiety & I had fallen through the cracks of the cookie-cutter postpartum depression screening from my doctor.

Along with my new realizations regarding my postpartum experience, I also received a healthy dose of baby fever! We decided on baby number two, due 26 months apart from our oldest. I knew in my heart I needed a different birth & postpartum experience for the sake of my mental health. I set a goal & I went for it! I hired a doula to support me through a natural hospital birth & to provide placenta encapsulation services for my postpartum. The difference for me was indescribable. Not only did I experience the most powerful & primal bond with my baby, but I went on to have an incredible postpartum. No depression, no anxiety, no milk supply struggles, no postpartum hair loss. I thank my doula, my birth experience, & my placenta capsules for it all! After this, birth work spoke to my soul. I knew I needed to support women in the way I was supported but also with a twist! As a doula & placenta professional, I understand the role I play & the impact I can have on women & families in this sacred time. I make a point to make genuine connections with my clients & to be readily available at any point in their journeys. My passion for my work is evident, & I spread it over every client, every birth, & every placenta! My tag line is, “Validating your instincts to empower your birth.” Hence, the name of my business: Instinctual Birth. My goal is to provide empowering, genuine, & validating support to every client, every time. Many resonate with my story & feel they have found space to feel heard when I share it. I pray that to be true for those reading my story today!

As you know, we’re big fans of Instinctual Birth Doula & Placenta Services LLC. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
Who: Kayler Kempf

What: Holistic doula & placenta professional.

Where: Arizona

When: EST. February 2020

Why: My passion for my work is evident, & I spread it over every client, every birth, & every placenta! My tag line is, “Validating your instincts to empower your birth.” Hence, the name of my business: Instinctual Birth. My goal is to provide empowering, genuine, & validating support to every client, every time.

Services: Birth doula support, placenta encapsulation, placenta tinctures, umbilical cord keepsakes, placenta Polaroids, birth plans, placenta prints, placenta chocolates, placenta face masks, postpartum wellness baskets, & more!

We’d love to hear about how you think about risk taking?
Honestly, I am not a risk taker. God has led me down every path & validated my choices along the way. I am not a risk taker, I am a pray-er. I involve God in my business & in turn, I have been rewarded with incredible clients & a successful business!

Pricing:

  • Basic Bundle: Placenta Encapsulation + Placenta Tincture + Umbilical Cord Keepsake + Placenta Polaroid ($200)

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Image Credits
Photo of me at table under tent smiling taken by Candid Theory Media Services

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