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"Waterbirth is felt by mothers and providers alike to be the gentlest of gentle births.Warm luxurious water to cradle you and give you complete freedom to move during the greatest achievement of your life."

~Waterbirth International

The benefits of using water for labor and birth are numerous: 

 Waterbirth:

  •  Facilitates mobility and enables the mother to assume any position which is comfortable for labor and birth
  •  Speeds up labor (once established)
  •  Reduces blood pressure and edema
  •  Gives mother more feelings of control
  •  Provides significant pain relief
  •  Promotes relaxation
  •  Conserves her energy
  •  Reduces the need for drugs and interventions
  •  Gives mother a private protected space
  •  Reduces perineal trauma and eliminates episiotomies
  •  Reduces cesarean section rates
  •  Encourages an easier birth for mother and a gentler welcome for baby
    (This list provided by Waterbirth International. Click here to read the full article.)

"Waterbirth is one of many lovely ways to enter the world".

~Judy Edmunds, CPM

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