Many women find labouring and/or giving birth in water a very positive experience. Using water during labour aids relaxation, reduces the need for pain relief and initial research suggests that it is ...
Upside: Short article with links for additional detail on planning a water birth
Downside: Busy page
have or will experience motherhood.
Upside: Book review on waterbirth
Downside: Busy site
Your contractions are getting stronger and you know you're in labor. Your labor partner helps you slip calmly into a tub of warm, soothing water. As you settle back, you feel another strong ...
Upside: Good overview on water births, benefits and how to pursue it
Downside: Small font - click on 'larger text'
specifically for labor and waterbirth.
Upside: Waterbirth product information for rental and purchase
Downside: Very basic site design
Upside: Various articles that provide unique perspective on midwifery
Downside: Very basic site design - text heavy
Upside: Links to various midwifes sites and other pregnancy and birth content
Downside: Little original content on the site
Labor begins Labor progresses Managing the pain The delivery Labor begins My water broke in the morning and sort of trickled all day. I wasn't completely sure that it had broken at first: when I woke ...
Upside: Personal birth story on having a hypno-birth
Downside: Busy page
There are plenty of decisions to consider during pregnancy. Opting for prenatal testing, selecting a doctor for your baby, and deciding who will be present during your baby's birth are among the more ...
Upside: Easy to use site with detailed article on deciding between a hospital and birth center
Downside: Lots of scrolling
When and where babies arrive All about moms Birth and delivery
Upside: Detailed article on various statistics about birth including where birth takes place
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of water birth pools.
Upside: UK company that provides birth pool products
Downside: Primarily focuses on selling to hospitals