Updated: Mar 11, 2019
Hey friends. You have many options of ways you can deliver your precious little one. You can have a vaginal birth or a c-section which are very common; but how about a water birth. Although you are having a vaginal birth your doing it submerged in water. The benefits of this type of delivery are endless. Here are a few reasons why I like the idea of water birth. A warm water birth can help with relaxation. One of the things we encourage and assist with as doulas is making sure your nice and relaxed. Being submerged in the water with the combination of the temperature can help with that. Anotther one of my favorite benefits of water birth is the assistance with irregular contractions naturally. If your labor is stalled, research has shown us that water immersion has helped with the reduction of stress hormones, thus sending signals to the body to increase oxytocin. Another great thing is a massage while in the water, that feels amazing...yes yes yes. So friends with that being said as a doula and a mom I encourage you to explore water birth as an option :) Drop comments below.