The lighter weight Personal Use Kaya Stool offers you all of the benefits of upright positioning in the setting of your choice


Use your Kaya Stool in advance of birth to get comfortable with the

positioning that feels best for you.



Each Kaya Stool comes with a guide to help you learn how different positions and movements can help guide your labour



Talk to your healthcare provider and seek out all available resources.  Involve your partner, play, explore, and experiment to help you best prepare for your upcoming birth


Use your Kaya Stool for light stretching, exercises such as kegels, and massage with your partner in preparation for your upcoming labour and delivery



The patented double ridge design facilitates your birth partner's participation, allowing him or her space to join you on the stool for support


Fully submersible in water for use in a pool or tub.  Try placing your Kaya Stool in the shower to enjoy the benefits of warm water falling on your back during contractions 


Patented single-part design is easy to clean and can support up to 400lbs.  Pthalate-free food-grade polyethylene will never give out on you by tearing or bursting in any way


+ Where did the name Kaya come from?

Kaya is a short form of the Hopi name Kakahoya, meaning "my elder little sister." The name implies someone who is wise beyond her years. In Turkey, Kaya is a common traditional boy's name, meaning "rock." and in the indigenous language of Equador, Quechuan, Kaya means "tomorrow." All of these meanings resonated with the spirit of the Kaya Birth project, and the form of the Kaya stool.

+ What is it made of?

The Kaya stool is made of a low density, food-grade plastic called polyethylene, which has a simple molecular structure and does not contain phthalates or other unsafe additives. Dioxins and other toxic chemicals are not released into the environment during production.

+ What does it feel like?

The plastic is moulded into organic compound curves to ergonomically and comfortably support the body. The nature of the curves help to relieve pressure on the perineum while seated in a squating position. We chose a firm plastic in order to provide stability and resistance while gripping and pushing.

+ How big is it and how much does it weigh?

The Kaya Stool is about 22 x 20" and 13" in height. The Personal Use Model weighs 5.5lbs, and the Pro Model weighs 7.5lbs

+ How much weight can the Kaya Stool support?

The Personal Use stool can support up to 375lbs. The Pro Model can safely support up to 700lbs

+ What is the procedure for cleaning?

The single part design makes the stools easy to clean and disinfect. The stool should be disinfected before and after use by rinsing or thoroughly wiping down with an antibacterial cleanser of your choice.

+ I'm a doula and childbirth educator. Which Kaya Stool is right for me?

While we recommend the professional model stool for use in any childbirth practice, we do have a number of doulas, childbirth educators, and even midwives with smaller practices who opt for the personal use stool.

+ What colours are available?

The personal use stool comes in a turquoise blue colour.