Preparing for the birth of your baby is a joyful and exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. If you’re looking for realistic, evidence-based and inspiring information as you prepare for your birth, you’re in the right place.
At Kriya Birth Institute its our passion to inspire birthing persons and their partners to achieve a meaningful birth and transition into parenting. Our classes are designed to reduce fear of birth and develop skills to cope with labor.
Kriya Birth Institute recognizes several important things:
Birth is a profound experience in life that should be honored as such.
Our pasts shape our current beliefs about birth, therefore each person has different expectations of birth needing to be explored.
Each woman or partnership brings a unique set of coping skills and resources to their birth experience.
Mindfulness training can have a positive impact a woman’s experience of birth
Childbirth Education is meant to work with couples to achieve an experience that empowers them, but should not be designed to achieve a specific outcome.
Pregnancy and Birth are experiences that can not be entirely controlled through education and planning.
Realistic, evidence based information can however enhance a woman experience in childbirth
When a woman and her partner feel positively about their birth experience they begin parenting with much needed confidence in themselves and their innate abilities.
In Kriya Birth class you will learn how to:
Use mindfulness to enhance your labor experience
Access deep relaxation allowing the body to move through labor with ease
Engage the mind to work with any discomfort you may experience
Communicate your needs with the support people and providers
Use positioning and other techniques to encourage a gentle birth
Increase confidence in your bodies inmate wisdom to birth and your ability to cope with any stress that may arise
Kriya Birth classes are currently taught in Dover NH at Wentworth Douglass Hospital. Private classes can be arranged online
Are you interested in bringing Kriya Birth Class to your area? We’d love to make that happen! Please contact us for information.
Individualized and compassionate care during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth can help a birthing person and her partner feel more confident in their ability to birth. For hundreds of years doulas have provided companionship and reassurance during the sacred journey of birth. Although it had become less common for some time, there has been a reemergence of Doula attended births as recent studies provide evidence of the benefits.
31% decrease in use of pitocin
20% decrease in cesarean rates
12% increase of spontaneous vaginal birth
9% decrease in the use of any medication for pain relief
14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to special care nursery
34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied in the birth experience
Average labors are shorter by approximately 40 mins
Babies are less likely to have low APGAR scores
Continuous support was most effective when the provider was not a part of medical staff or in the mothers social network (i.e. family/partner)
Our Labor-Doulas attend a workshop led by Kriya Doula Trainers. They learn about the labor process, techniques for pain relief and effective communication with a laboring person, the birth partner and support staff.
Our unique approach to training includes a comprehensive understanding of the mind-body connection through mindfulness.
Each Doula is offered continuous mentoring from an experienced Doula.