Can I Have My Baby in the Water?
Absolutely! Many laboring people report that warm water is relaxing and excellent for pain! Studies that compare giving birth in the water to birth “on land” find that there are no significant risks or benefits in either direction, so water for labor and birth is simply a personal choice. If you are wondering about having a tub at your birth, think about your preferences in every day life - is a warm bath where you want to go when you have had a long day and need to wind down? Then you might like to have a tub available for your birth. It is simple to rent or purchase a portable one.