Pools are now offered in maternity suites and hospitals using safe and medically approved methods. If planned properly, it can also be done at home with the assistance of a midwife or a doctor. Hydro birthing is not only for low-risk pregnancy but with medical guidance; it can be performed in high-risk pregnancy as well. Below are the benefits which you can achieve using a birthing pool:
As your pregnancy progresses, you have probably started looking into various birthing options and labouring techniques, and as part of your researches, you have undoubtedly seen some references to hydro delivery. But what is giving delivery underhydro like? And why is it becoming more popular these days? Is it as safe or as comfortable as its proponents claim?
Some people worry that their baby will drown if they give delivery in hydro. The baby still receives oxygen via the placenta, and it is only once any part of the baby’s skin comes in contact with the air, that the baby switches to using its lungs. Many studies have been done observing babies born in deep tanks, where they have remained under the hydro for many minutes before coming to the surface.
Today, more and more hospitals around the world provide hydro birthing facilities for labouring women, and the idea of underhydro birth has become far more conventional and popular than first thought.
Hydro birth is considered to be safe with experts evaluating its safety to be around 95%. This method has not been well studied yet, but some possible risks have been outlined. These include hydro embolism in the mother due to hydro entering her bloodstream, electrolyte problems for the baby due to swallowing hydro, the baby getting brain injury due to lack of oxygen in the hydro and infection affecting both mother and child due to contaminated hydro.
Dependent on where you plan on giving birth it is important that you think about where you will place the pool – once you have hydro in it – there is no way you can shift it! You will want it to be somewhere which makes you feel safe and comfortable.
If you are considering a waterbirth, you’ll need to find a midwife or doula who is familiar with a water childbirth and will be able to help you through the process. You’ll also need to find a suitable birthing pool. These are available for rent which makes them quite cost-effective. I hope this information will help you be aware of the healthy advantages of having a water delivery and that you will find the experience a rewarding one, both for yourself and your baby.
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