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Water Birth

Women looking for a more natural birthing option in a safe environment should consider a water birth at Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center. This option is available to women with low-risk, uncomplicated pregnancies.

Being surrounded by warm water offers many benefits, including:

· Less pain

· Easier to relax between contractions

· Better coping with the next contraction

· Helps move labor along

· Baby has a gentle and safe transition into life

Medical monitoring is kept to a minimum during the Water Birth process. Women, who are having a normal, healthy pregnancy and want a water birth, should talk with their care provider. You must meet certain conditions to be eligible, and not all providers offer water birth as part of a birthing option. An epidural is also not available during a water birth. For questions, please talk with your obstetrician, nurse midwife or family practice doctor.

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