Waterbirth Tub Rentals
~Available only in the Triad area~
Waterbirth has many proven benefits. Water allows the mother to move easily, getting into a squat or kneeling which helps the baby descend faster. It has been shown to speed up labor, reduce blood pressure and the need for medications and other interventions, allow mom to feel more relaxed and in control, provides pain relief and conserves energy, reduces tearing and Cesarean sections. A recent study published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health found no additional risk to newborns, and in fact, that waterbirthed babies experienced fewer negative outcomes. Water labor (Requiring the rental of a pool) is currently available at Women's Hospital of Greensboro, Alamance Regional Hospital and the new Magnolia Birth Center. Waterbirth is not allowed in the cases of multiple or breech births, hypertension, labor prior to 37 weeks, and other medical conditions your midwife will discuss with you. At WHOG, there are currently three practices allowing waterbirth, they are the Faculty Practice, Wendover OB/GYN and Femina (Central Carolina is no longer attending waterbirths). Various private practice midwives attend waterbirths at Alamance Regional. We offer two options to help mothers have the peaceful waterbirths they desire.
Fun Facts About Our Waterbirth Services
All required accessories are included, we will bring everything you need with us, or tuck it all neatly into your rental bin.
We do not reuse supplies, and all pools, pumps and rental bins are cleaned thoroughly between clients.
We use the La Bassine or Birth Pool in a Box (see below) for our tub rentals - the La Bassine is smaller and faster to put up and take down, with ample space for movement without making moms feel too buoyant, we recommend this pool or moms under 5'7'' or moms who are planning to labor in the pool without a partner joining them. The Birth Pool in a Box is larger and has a small inflatable seat so it is a good option for taller birthing people with partners that may also want to enter the water during the labor.
If you have any questions about our services, please do not hesitate to call us for clarification.
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