The Concise Guide to Using Water During Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy.
As more women seek to avoid the "high tech hospital" approach to pregnancy and childbirth they are seeking natural and active methods. Many instinctively choose to be in or near to water both during pregnancy and specifically during labour. Some women choose to actually give birth outside of the pool - but there's no doubt that a deep warm pool makes labour short, easier and more comfortable. It increases the mother's sense of privacy and makes the baby's entry into the world a gentle one - even when water is simply nearby.
'Waterbirth' is a straightforward, detailed, supportive guide to using water at this special time. It provides all the necessary advice for parents contemplate a waterbirth either at home or in hospital.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 03 / 2001