Water Birth and Water Immersion During Labour

Season #3

Dr. Alicia Power and Heidi Machnee, Registered Midwife, review the evidence, risks, and benefits of immersion in water during labour, and water birth to both the delivering parent and the newborn, including reasons it may not be appropriate to consider a water birth and what safety factors care providers need to think about to ensure a good experience for the birthing person and baby.



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