Water Birthing. Now birthing can be painless, relaxing, and soothing. Thanks to new method called Water birthing! It is a very natural and gentle because there is a pain reduction during the process of labor.
Water labor and Water birth
Now birthing can be painless, relaxing, and soothing. Thanks to new method called Water birthing! It is a very natural and gentle because there is a pain reduction during the process of labor. The relaxation also helps lessen the chances of tense breathing.
What is Water Birthing?
Water birthing is a new approach to the process of childbirth. During this natural birthing process mother stays calm and less stressed. She sits in an inflatable, soft comfortable pool of warm water in presence of a medical team to support her delivery. The soothing ambience and spa like labor room with dim lights provide painless and relaxing experience.
Water Immersion Controls Movement
The deep-water immersion allows the spontaneous movement of the mother. The free movement helps opening the pelvis, allowing the baby to descend. The warmness of the water helps to calm the nerves and significantly reduces pain and makes her relaxed. Therefore, there will be no need of pain relieving drugs and medical intervention during the labour.
A gentle birthing experience
Water birthing is like taking a soothing bath after a stressful day. A mother brings her baby into the world in a lesser pain experience. When the baby is born, it is brought to the surface in the presence of expert doctors and attendants.
Calm and quiet transition from labor to birth
This is a quiet transition from labor to birth. Babies have a calm serene look after they emerge from the warm bath unto the mother’s chest and feel their mothers’ warmth.
Water immersion releases Endorphins: A complex chain of chemical, hormonal, and physical responses release endorphins - the pain relieving hormones.
Reduces the risk of tearing: Water immersion relaxes muscles and tissues, particularly of the perineum (the area between the anus and vagina) making it more stretchable to accommodate baby’s head as it passes through.
Water birth is peaceful: The tranquil atmosphere around the pool with dim lights all around along with the warmth of water make the labor painless and the mother feel at ease.
Is Water Birth Good for all?
Water birthing is advisable for all healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies. In general, water birth is not recommended for women with chronic health conditions like heart and kidney diseases and diabetes, high blood pressure, herpes or any other major urinary tract infection. Water birth cannot be recommended if the mother has twins or the baby is breech (feet or bottom first).