There are a few things that are always true of birth workers: we work with passion and heart. At BEST we love birth and honor the magical mysticism it holds, how it changes us, and how we can change the world by supporting families through these life transitions. So, when we were ready to leap and build more BEST we knew we needed someone who understood these things and could bring a perspective that would further push us to grow as individuals and as an organization. We wanted to bring you a childbirth education program that prepared families for any birth with clinical and evidence based information, and that also spoke to the heart and soul of birth - the types of preparation that aren't as clearly defined by research articles and western medicine. We wanted to create a program that represented all the beauty of what we love.
The beautiful Kayla Judy is the gift that we are so lucky to have crossed paths with to share in growth, heart, and space. And through conversations about childbirth education, how it impacts our clients, how it has fallen short, what families need and want, what our hopes are, what expectations of childbirth education are, and how we share a passion for education and world changing - well, it became clear that Kayla would help develop the Preparing for Birth, The Childbirth Course with us and train Besties to help families prepare for birth.
Kayla is a certified birth doula, a childbirth educator, a licensed massage therapist, and a generous caring soul to be with. Kayla has worked closely with Amanda and been an integral part of Nola Nesting for years. She celebrates the fresh air outside, is a champion for women and families, an adventurous learner, and a relentless world changer. We cannot wait for you to meet her and share space with this beautiful soul. She has worked tirelessly and poured her heart and soul into Preparing for Birth in a way that fills the course and all who teach it with her passion.
Preparing for Birth has been a big baby to birth. It's been a long labor y'all, and there's still more to come. It is with gratitude, celebration and love that we introduce you to the newest member of our BEST team, your Preparing for Birth Course Trainer, Kayla Judy.