Water birth is a wonderful option for mothers. Even if a client does not want a water birth, clients are encouraged to consider using a pool for labor. Many mothers remark that even though they have had epidurals with previous births, they would not want to do it any other way than in the water. The water made the labor much easier to cope with and allowed them to be physically aware during the labor and birth.
Water is one of the best methods of pain relief during labor.
Being submerged in water reduces gravity which allows the mother to move very easily.
Being submerged increases venous return which helps reduce swelling.
Being able to relax in the water can help tremendously in reducing high blood pressure.
Many mothers are able to nap in the water thus conserving energy.
The warm water is thought to increase blood flow to the perineal tissue allowing the perineum to stretch much better thus minimizing the chances of tearing.
Some mother’s actually relax so much in the water that they deliver their baby’s much faster.
Water birth or laboring in the water is available to all client delivering at The Birth Nest. You need only let us know you would like to use the pool.