Water births have been described as natures epidural and for good reason. Due partially to the effect of buoyancy, a water birth is soothing, comforting, and relaxing. Studies have shown a reduction of stress related hormones, better uterine contractions, improved blood circulation, and thus less pain for the laboring mother.
At the Heartbeat Birth Center each Birth Room is equipped with a large birthing tub and an unlimited supply of warm water.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is water birth safe?
Evidence shows that water birth is safe and is a great pain relief option during labor & delivery. For more information please visit Waterbirth International and EvidenceBasedBirth.com
Can I have a water birth at home?
Absolutely! Around week 37-38, you will have the option to use your own large soaking tub or borrow Heartbeat’s inflatable birth pool.