martin-labor2Waterbirth has been proven as an excellent pain management alternative.  Known benefits of water labor and waterbirth:


  • Facilitates mobility and enables the mother to assume any position which is comfortable for labor and birth
  • Speeds up labor
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Gives mother more feeling of control
  • Provides significant pain relief
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Conserves her energy
  • Reduces the need for drugs and intervention
  • Gives mother a private protected space
  • Reduces perineal trauma and eliminates episiotomies
  • Reduces cesarean rates
  • Is highly rated by mothers – typically stating they would consider giving birth in water again
  • Is highly rated by experienced providers
  • Encourages an easier birth for mother and a gentler welcome for baby




For more information on Waterbirth, please read the article written by Evidence Based Birth:  http://evidencebasedbirth.com/waterbirth/

We provide AquaDoula birth tub rentals through a local renter.  The AquaDoula tub is especially nice because it has a built in heater and can keep the water warm.