Water Birth

One of the most common reasons my clients choose home birth and care with a Midwife is their desire for a water birth. Laboring in water is a great way to reduce pain, promote relaxation and help you achieve the empowering natural birth you want. Studies have shown waterbirth to be associated with a shorter first (active) and second (pushing) stage of labor, a lower episiotomy rate and is not associated with adverse maternal or fetal outcomes. It has long been suggested that anxiety and pain trigger a stress response which can slow or even stop labor. By aiding relaxation and promoting pain relief, laboring in water may overcome this stress response and thus shorten labor. The buoyancy offe

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