Water birth servicesProviding the baby with the same environment as the amniotic sac, a water birth (waterbirth) also allows mothers a less stressful labor and delivery process. A water birth takes place in a specially designed, warm tub in the mother's private room at PeaceHealth Southwest's Family Birth Center.
Benefits for mother
- A more soothing and relaxing atmosphere
- A greater sense of privacy created from the high volume of water, resulting in reduced inhibitions, anxiety and fears
- More efficient uterine contractions and better blood circulation because of the water's buoyancy
Benefits for baby
- An environment similar to the amniotic sac
- Less stress during birth
Learn morePeaceHealth Southwest offers a water birth class that introduces the patient to informed consent and quality guidelines. For safety reasons, there are specific eligibility requirements.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
400 NE Mother Joseph PlVancouver, WA 98664