Expecting Families

Birth Education Classes


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Virtual Courses or In-Person in Dover, New Hampshire
Updated April 2021: All in person classes are currently on hold. Online classes include the option to attend classes via zoom with one of our instructors.

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 it’s 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.

Are you interested in bringing Kriya Birth Class to your area? We’d love to make that happen! Please contact us for information.

In Kriya Birth class you will learn how to:

Having a Doula at your labor and birth has the following measurable benefits:

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decrease in use of pitocin

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decrease in cesarean rates

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increase of spontaneous vaginal birth

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decrease in the use of any medication for pain

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decrease in the risk of newborns admitted to special care nursery

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decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied in the birth experience

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On Average labors are shorter by approximately

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)

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 pregnant person and partner bring 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 people 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 pregnant person and their partner feel positively about their birth experience they begin parenting with much needed confidence in themselves and their innate abilities.

Why invite a Kriya Birth Doula to work with you?

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.

The Making of a Kriya Birth Doula

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.

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