If You're Interested in This Method...
If you're interested in having a water birth, you'll need to find out if your hospital or birthing center allows water birth. You'll need an attendant who's trained in water birthing, and you'll need to find out if your hospital or birthing center has birthing tubs available, or if you'll need to rent one.
Water birthing isn't recommended in the case of breech births, multiple births, premature labor, or if you're at risk for any serious pregnancy complication. Your attendant should be aware and make you aware of these limitations. If any complications should arise during labor, you'll be asked to step out of the tub so your birth attendant can assist you.
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