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“An important element in using immersion in water for labour and possibly for the birth of the baby is that it provides an effective way of helping the woman cope with the pain of labour, and gives back control of birth to the woman herself. Yet there is more to it even than that. It seems to create an entirely different environment and atmosphere for a woman giving birth, as it does also for the midwife caring for her. Birth takes place in a quiet room, with personal care from a midwife who is concerned to support the normal physiological process of birth” (Lesley Page and Sheila Kitzinger in A midwifery perspective on the use of water in labour and birth, Maternal and Child Health Jan 1995).
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Setting Up a Birth Pool Video Series - Indoor Tap Adaptor Our Indoor Tap Adaptor video is the first in a series of videos showing how to: set up a birth pool, fill the birth pool with water and empty the pool after use. This video shows step by step instructions on how to use the indoor tap adaptor.
How to Set Up a Birth Pool You’re pregnant – Congratulations! And you’ve decided on a waterbirth – Terrific! Now to the next question …. how to set up a birth pool! This article is designed to assist you in navigating your way through selecting, erecting, using and ultimately packing away your birth pool. What You’ll Need Birth pool
The History of Waterbirth To the untrained eye, those offering opinions on the safety and value of waterbirth might be seen to be debating a relatively new and radical practice. It is perhaps easy to assume that as land bound mammals that land is where we are intended to birth. However, this simplistic notion overlooks a number of key
Waterbirth with my tenth baby After nine active and drug free hospital births with deliveries by midwives, I found myself having a waterbirth with my 10th baby. This was, I would say, an accident as it hadn’t even entered my mind to have a waterbirth. Well 4 days past my due date I went and had a massage and
Lila - Birthing Home Waterbirth This is a wonderful home waterbirth video. The baby is birthed into the water, in the caul, in the occiput-posterior position. You will see that the midwife is hands off and there is no interference with the birth.
Water Birth Photo Gallery Waterbirth facilitates gentle, safe and empowering birth. This waterbirth photo gallery celebrates the wonderful option of waterbirth. Photos can say far more than words. Click on the image to see it at full size. We'd love to recieve your photos to add to this page. If you would like to submit your waterbirth photos, please
Labouring and Birthing in Water By Hannah Dahlen ‘I’ve always loved the water’ Christina tells me. Her voice is gentle and contemplative. ‘I have a long candlelit bath every night. I feel really at home in the water, so it just seemed perfect for birthing.’ When Christina was pregnant with her second child, Aluca, she began exploring the possibility
Anya's home/water/hypno birth This is a homebirth in water using hypnobirthing techniques. The pool being used is the Aquarium Birth Pool.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidelines Eco Birth Pool After using the pool, all water and debris should be removed from inside the pool. Prepare 20 litres of Milton solution, approximately 2 buckets full. 2 Milton tabs for 10 litres of warm water. Allow Milton tabs to dissolve. Empty warm Milton solution into pool and rinse the sides and the floor.
FAQ - Aquaborn Eco Birth Pool Is the Aquaborn Eco Birth Pool right for me? If you and your baby are healthy, and your midwife has not raised any concerns about the suitability of using warm water during labour or birth, then an Eco Birth Pool can provide you with the perfect solution for comfort in labour and the
Ergonomic Use and Handling of the Aquaborn Birth Pools Aquaborn Eco Birth Pools are ergonomically designed to be used width ways and length ways and supports improved manual handling for midwives and doulas. Midwifery: Health and Safety & Ergonomics The Aquaborn Pools have been designed so that a midwife is able to more easily assess a mother in the
Birth Pools FAQs PBB has put together a list of frequently asked questions, and answers, to help you as you make decisions about purchasing and using a birth pool for labour and birth. Researching your options in pregnancy helps you decide whether or not a pool is right for you, which pool suits you best, and how to set
You’ve had your baby – Congratulations! And whether or not you used your birth pool in labour you will need to pack it away. So you may be asking how to pack up a birth pool! This article is designed to assist you in navigating your way through emptying, cleaning, deflating and storing your birth pool. What You’ll Need
By Robyn Dempsey I have attended women for over 18 years, many of whom have chosen to birth in the water. It is my intention to help you understand how useful water can be to birthing families. I wish to acknowledge Joy Argent whose lecture on this subject has given me much of my information. In case you’ve forgotten,
The use of water in labour is a centuries-old practice for the human race. However today, many people are either unaware or sceptical of whether birth pools are beneficial in labour. The concept of using water in labour is a fairly simple one. If you are a bath-person you will understand because it is as simple as hoping into
By Jane Palmer This morning I woke to read the Google newsfeed on Waterbirth. What I found was headlines like “Study: Water Birth Offers No Special Benefits”, “Water Babies: Docs Challenge Growing Trend — Childbirth In A Tub” and my favourite “Water Births May Be Risky For Mother And Newborn”. Had there been a new study to show that