The theory behind water birth is that because the baby has lived in the amniotic fluid sac for nine months, birthing into a similar environment is gentler for the baby and less stressful for the mother than a traditional birth.
Water births can be arranged at the hospital as well as at our birth center.
A water birth can help a woman relax physically, which leads to mental relaxation and an increased ability to focus on the birth process.
You and your baby must meet all of the following criteria for water labor and/or birth:
Certain women attempting vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) may be able to have a water birth. If you have previously had a cesarean section, talk to your doctor about whether you can have a water birth.