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"The idea that babies are more likely to drown or that rates of tearing are worse just doesn¡¯t hold up" ... Hannah Dahlen

Why water births work

¡°Women aren¡¯t dolphins¡± is a phrase often bandied about by those who question the idea of water births. But research increasingly points to the benefits of labouring with the help of a birthing pool and H20.

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Water birth: the basics

With proper medical attention, water birth is a legitimate and safe way for women to give birth and can help manage pain in labour.

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Rhythms of life: my baby's waterbirth

Born in a birthing pool in her family home, little Tessa Claire was embraced by the natural rhythms of family life. Carla shares Tessa¡¯s waterbirth story.

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