Benefits of underwater childbirth are many. Some people say that less maternal pain is experienced during the labor under water. Others suggest that this method helps to reduce the need for epidural which is common in normal labor. Most of the women do not like epidural as there are many post operative complications of this method and underwater childbirth helps to avoid the need for epidural. Moreover, you would have to experience very less pain during birth if you use underwater child birth method.
Most of the hospitals or midwives offer such underwater childbirth options these days. It can also be arranged at home easily. This method is gaining popularity day by day and is not a new practice. Many doulas recommend underwater childbirth.
Opting for underwater childbirth at home is not always an available option. Various circumstances or suitability of the woman under water along with various other factors are analyzed by the doctor or midwife before using this technique.
You should do extensive research on the underwater childbirth method before you opt for it to determine that this suits you or not. Some people think that using underwater childbirth not only provides a peaceful birthing procedure both for the baby and mother but also gives the father an opportunity to be involved in the process of child birth. This method is very gentle for a newborn baby to enter into the real world from the world of womb.
Find an experienced doctor, midwife or doula who is an expert in dealing with underwater child birth if you are considering this method for yourself. You can search for slides and videos of underwater childbirths to gain some knowledge about the procedure. Your baby is continuously monitored by special underwater Doppler device during the process of child birth. Read books, take childbirth classes on the labor and watch videos on underwater childbirth to prepare yourself for the act.
You can hop online and search for services on underwater childbirth. Doula services are easily available which offers you classes and information about underwater childbirth and various other natural childbirth methods such as Hypnobirthing or Bradley.