Water Birth


 Benefits of Water Birth Include:     

  • Eases labor contractions and discomfort
  • Can help to shorten labor
  • Facilitates with easier movement into different positions
  • Helps the mom to feel more in control
  • Provides a gentle transition for the baby
  • Can reduce perineal tears
  • Helps the baby to maintain their heat more easily after birth

Relaxation & Dilation in Water

I have 2 tubs available for women who choose water birth. I'll come to your home before the birth with the tub, adapters for faucet, hose and tarp. I'll go over tub preparation so it will be easy for you once you are in labor to use the water to help you relax.  

Water birth has become more mainstream in the last 20 years. It increases the possibility of natural pain relief and a more pleasurable birthing experience.

Some women find being in a water to be soothing and relaxing during labor. Babies are bathed in amniotic fluid during gestation and when a baby is born into water, it caresses them and some say it helps them to integrate the birth experience. 


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