The birth of a baby is a time of great physical and emotional intensity, so it is natural for women, especially first-time travelers, to feel a bit frightened by the approaching date.
Childbirth is one of the most awaited moments, and at the same time, most feared by pregnant women. It is thus essential to choose the conditions that make this moment more relaxing and easy to overcome.
How the pre-natal preparation of pregnant women occurs and the type of delivery chosen will have a great influence on the way in which it will take place.
One of the most interesting options is water birth. Get to know this type of delivery better.
How is childbirth in water?
Childbirth in water is the most natural way to have a child, and it also brings several benefits to the pregnant woman.
The fact that this birth takes place under hot water makes the transition from the uterus to the outside less violent for the baby as it passes from one aquatic environment to another.
In addition, this type of delivery is more relaxing and less stressful for the mother. Being a less clinical environment, it becomes psychologically easier for the pregnant woman.
Scientific studies have also shown that warm water helps the parturient to become more relaxed, thus leading to pain relief and, consequently, less need for anesthesia.
As an added advantage, tepid water helps to soften the contractions, which also reduces the discomfort of the pregnant woman.
In the water, the pregnant woman is immersed in a bath during the expulsive period, that is, when the baby is about to leave.
The bath will have hot water at the same temperature as the body, ie 36ºC.
As a disadvantage of this method there is the fact that it can not be applied to the epidural. When necessary, entonox, a gas resulting from the mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide, which is inhaled by the pregnant woman, may be used.
Water birth is an excellent choice for all women who want to have a natural but more relaxed and less violent childbirth.
However, this type of delivery can not be done by all pregnant women, especially those at risk.
To find out if you can deliver in the water, you should consult your obstetrician.