Why Choose a Waterbirth?

Water boasts many benefits including it’s ability to decrease pain during a natural drug free labor. We encourage all who are interested to experience the benefits of water birth themselves! The benefits of laboring in the water are:

  • Decreased pain
  • Increased ability to cope with labor
  • Easier breathing because of water vapor
  • Oxygenated muscles (also reduces pain)
  • Increased circulation to the baby
  • Ease of mobility
  • Lowered blood pressure/less anxiety
  • Deeper relaxation
  • Reduced tearing (which makes a much easier and less painful recovery)

Water birth is very safe for both mother and baby. For added safety and comfort we carry waterproof equipment to monitor the baby’s heart rate while the mother remains in the water.