Some hospitals and birthing centers offer tubs or whirlpools for laboring. If yours does, talk to your health professional about laboring in water. The warm water supports your body and helps you to relax. For many women, laboring in water has been proved to:1
Some time before you are ready to push your baby out, you will have help getting out of the tub.
A water birth is the delivery of a baby while in a tub or pool of warm water. More research is needed to find out the benefits and risks to delivering in water.
If you are thinking of a water birth, discuss it with your doctor or midwife.
|Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||November 13, 2013|
Last Revised: November 13, 2013
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