“Women aren’t dolphins” is a phrase often bandied about by those who question the idea of water births. But research increasingly points to the benefits of labouring with the help of a birthing pool and H20.
We could not have asked for a more perfect birth, exactly what we were hoping for and we did everything we included on our birth preferences.
With proper medical attention, water birth is a legitimate and safe way for women to give birth and can help manage pain in labour.
Born in a birthing pool in her family home, little Tessa Claire was embraced by the natural rhythms of family life. Carla shares Tessa’s waterbirth story.