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Does laboring in water provide pain relief?
Can laboring in water help ease the pain of contractions?
Most labor and delivery rooms have showers, some have bathtubs, and a few rooms are equipped with large, Jacuzzi-type tubs that you can use during labor. If you’d like to labor in water (and your doctor has approved it), find out in advance what kind of hydrotherapy options will be available to you at your hospital.
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