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Labour & birth in water


Some of the amazing photos I have been able to share with you all from births I have had the honour of attending recently.

So why choose to labour and birth in water?

Some of the many amazing benefits include~

*The relaxing warm environment can relax, soothe, calm & comfort you and increases oxytocin and endorphins

*The buoyancy of the water enables you to move about freely into different positions

*Being in warm water is associated with less pain and less need for further analgesia

*Increases the chance of a vaginal delivery

*Is associated with a more enjoyable labour experience

*Feeling more in control and empowered

*Is associated with a possible shorter labour

*May decrease vaginal trauma

*Reduction in back ache

*Reduces anxiety

*Babies born in water can be more calm following the birth


There is a wealth of information about the benefits of water in labour readily available.

You can labour in water in both home and hospital settings.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions


https://evidencebasedbirth.com/

waterbirth/

https://www.emmasdiary.co.uk/

pregnancy-and-birth/labour/water-birth

https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-

information/giving-birth/where-can-i-

give-birth/how-prepare-water-birth

https://www.nct.org.uk/labour-birth/

different-types-birth/water-birth/how

labour-water-or-have-water-birth

https://www.sarawickham.com/research

updates/more-benefits-of-water-for-

birth/


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