Water birth is the process of giving birth in a pool filled with warm water. Some women choose to labor in the water and get out for delivery. Other women decide to stay in the water for the delivery as well. The theory behind water birth is that since the baby has been surrounded by amniotic fluid while in the womb, birthing in a similar environment is gentler for the baby and less stressful for the mother.American Pregnancy Association
Midwives, birthing centers, and a growing number of obstetricians believe that reducing the stress of labor and delivery will reduce fetal complications. Water birth should always occur under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider.
At Katy Birth Center, we come alongside each couple to help them determine what is the best birth plan for them and their baby. We have water birthing facilities in each of our birthing bedrooms and many of our mothers opt to use them both during labor and during the actual delivery.
To discover whether a water birth would be a great option for you, please feel free to come in and speak with any of our certified midwives.