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Using a birthing pool during labour & birth

Just some of the benefits for the Mum to Be include:⠀
💧 Warmth of the pool aids relaxation and therefore allows your birthing hormones to flow and decreases production of stress hormones.⠀
💧 Women who use a birthing pool during their labour have shorter labours than women who don’t. ⠀
💧The buoyancy of the water makes you feel lighter and enables you to get into more comfortable positions and encourages upright positions.⠀
💧 Increase of endorphin production, therefore reduces need for pain relief.⠀
💧 Warm water allows the perineum to become more elastic and relaxed - reducing incidence and severity of tearing and the need for an episiotomy and stitches.⠀
💧 Being under the water can give a greater sense of privacy.⠀

Benefits for baby being born in water:⠀
👶 Babies born in water appear much more relaxed at birth and often don’t cry until they are dried.⠀
👶 The warm pool feels like the comforting waters of their amniotic sac.⠀
👶 Their transition into the outside world is much gentler, therefore increasing their sense of security.⠀

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