Even though we talk about water birth (or water immersion in labor to be more precise) all the time on Mod Midwives, we have yet to dedicate a full episode to it. So, this week we talk about all things water birth. We talk about pros and cons, challenges, guidelines for use, and logistics and set-up.
Some resources you might want to explore include:
- Oasis birth tubs
- La Bassine birth tubs
- Evidence Based Birth’s “Water Immersion during Labor for Pain Relief”
- The Labor Progress Handbook, by Penny Simkin
- Submersible water heater
- MANA Stats Water Birth research
- Our blog post about setting up the tub
We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!