Water Birth

Water provides a calming influence and a peaceful relaxed atmosphere. A laboring woman who is able to relax physically is able to relax mentally, concentrating her efforts inward on the birth process. Women, midwives, and doctors acknowledge the analgesic effect of water. This is why we are excited to offer water birth to our patients as a birth option. Our patients are free to choose the comfort of warm water at any point in their labor.

Reasons why water birth may be an option you would choose for you and your baby:

  • The water provides a sense of privacy, which releases inhibitions, anxiety and fears.
  • Gives mother a private protected space.
  • Facilitates mobility allowing mothers to assume any position which she feels is comfortable.
  • Minimizes the need for stiches after delivery.
  • Can decrease the length of labor.
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Allows the newborn a gentle transition into the world.

Reasons why why water birth would not be a good option for you or your baby

  • If you have a fever
  • If you have more bleeding than normal bloody show
  • Fetal heart rate is abnormal

Make an appointment now to tour the Birth Center and learn about water birth.