Information About Water Birth

When preparing for childbirth, in the early stages of pregnancy it is highly recommended to consider the variety of methods that are being practiced nowadays. One of these choices is the latest Water Birth in Macedonia. Waterbirth is a method whereby the mother gives birth in a tub of warm or lukewarm water.

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In the past several years, water birth has been gaining popularity mainly because of the many benefits that go with it. It is based on the theory that since a baby spends the first nine months of his or her life in a watery environment – the amniotic sac, so the right of passage of the infant into the world should be easier and gentler for the baby and less stressful for the mother if done through water birth. It is suggested that it significantly reduces the need for epidural or analgesia and intervention.

Because there is no fight against gravity, giving birth in water results in smoother contractions and hence the opportunity to conserve one's energy. It is easier for mothers to find a comfortable position during labor and relieves the pressure on the abdomen. Water being comforting, relaxing, and soothing, is thought to encourage hormones that control stress.

Giving birth in water can stimulate the mother's body to produce more pain-inhibiting hormones like endorphins that can assist in pain relief. Warm water also encourages more efficient blood flow to the heart and can reduce blood pressure. There is less likely to be a need for an episiotomy after birth and appears that there are fewer traumas to the perineum.