Water birth services
Providing 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
PeaceHealth Southwest offers a water birth class that introduces the patient to informed consent and quality guidelines. For safety reasons, there are specific eligibility requirements.