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.