Have you ever come across women who have given birth in water? Well, if so, they must have told you how fabulous water birth is. It is one of the best natural birth methods and is beneficial for both the mother and the baby.
The baby have been spending in water all these nine months inside a warm environment and being introduced to the outside world in a familiar environment is always going to be less stressful for her.
In fact, water is known for its soothing effect for years. Warm water is known to relieve stress and tensions, pains and aches, and encourages blood circulation. And giving birth in warm water naturally is going to be beneficial for you. It is one of the best ways of getting natural pain relief during labor and childbirth.
But before going into details about benefits of water birth, let’s find out if water birth is a safe method of birthing. Is water birth safe? This is one of the most frequently asked questions.
Many concerned people out of ignorance may asked, “Will the get baby get drowned in the water?” This is completely false as the baby remains in the water only for a few moments and during these moments the baby breaths through the umbilical cord which is yet to be cut.
As such, the baby is not deprived of oxygen nor the water enters her. And as soon as the umbilical cord is cut, the baby begins to breathe on her own for the first time.
Now coming back to the advantages of water birth, such a birthing method enables a woman to get into several positions conducive for delivery. Moreover the weight of the belly is supported by the water.
And the warm water softens the perineal tissue thereby reducing the possibility of tear. The pelvic muscles become relaxed inside the warm water and the overall effect of the water reduces the pain during labor. The sensation of contractions is also less in water birth.
These days, there are healthcare centers which facilitate water birth and many babies have been born this way. Perhaps you can also try this natural method of delivery.