Doctors in the US have released a statement advising against water births, but Australian midwives say the practice remains safe for low-risk pregnancies.
A squeamish dad-to-be had been considered waiting outside the hospital room while his first child was born ... but his son had other ideas.
¡°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.
We could not have asked for a more perfect birth, exactly what we were hoping for and we did everything we included on our birth preferences.
With proper medical attention, water birth is a legitimate and safe way for women to give birth and can help manage pain in labour.
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.