Water birth is an alternative birthing method in which a labouring Mamma sits inside a pool of warm water which helps to hasten labour and works as great natural pain relief. You can opt to deliver your baby in the pool itself or get out of the water for the actual delivery. Throughout this process you have a Doula with you who is a trained Birth Professional providing you continuous emotional, physical and informational support and generally giving you lots of loving. A trained obstetrician comes in for the actual birth just as she would for an ‘in air’ birth.
Water birth rests on the theory that as the baby spends 9 months in the amniotic fluid sac inside the body, birthing into a similar water-based environment is gentler and less stressful for the baby. Water birth is extremely relaxing and soothing for mothers as the water’s buoyancy supports the mother’s weight and makes it easy for mothers to shift and move around. The warm water calms the senses and reduces anxiety and stress resulting in an extremely enjoyable natural birthing experience for both you and your baby…..why not try it at Fortis Hospitals in the safe hands of our trained experts?