Thursday, July 27, 2006
Waterbirth? Is it an option?
|You are now 6 months pregnant and knee deep in baby decisions. When surfing the net you come across alternative forms of birthing. There are more than one? Waterbirths are increasingly becoming popular due to the comfort factor for mom. They are also believed to be a gentler, slower introduction to life for the baby. I have seen the waterbirths done on T.V. but didn't give it a second thought until I saw that only 10% of women who do a water birth need painkillers during labour. Could that be right?|
Yup! Water is said to be a natural pain killer. 80% of women who have done a water birth say they would give birth that way again and rate their overall experience as positive. There were no differences in APGAR scores, NICU admissions, and neonatal infections when comparing water immersion births to regular deliveries.
Potential Advantages of Water Immersion
Labels: Alternative Birthing
posted by Growing Your Baby at 7/27/2006 04:50:00 pm