water birth

Childbirth at all times referred to as "sacrament." And this is no accident - in fact it can be mysterious and majestic birth of a new life? However, at all times women waited with fear of childbirth pain. That is why women are looking for a way to ease the labor process.

One of these methods are water birth. Such deliveries are not a new invention of mankind in ancient times is widely practiced this method of delivery, however, it was forgotten for many centuries.

In recent years water birth are becoming increasingly popular. There were special courses for parents who prepare their just such a "water birth". The courses in detail tell about all the features of birth, video view, as a rule, is also a possibility.

Births in the water at the hospital is almost impossible, therefore, most likely to occur at home. Those women who have had a water birth, photo gladly show the rest of the pregnant, trying to convince them of full security and benefits.

Feedback from those who have experienced it myself

If you decide to go for a water birth, the reviews will help you get a better idea about the process. In addition, labor in water you can see the video on our website.

Below those women who know firsthand what it's like, share reviews:

Alena, Ira-year-old mother: "The decision to give birth in the water came suddenly, after I saw a water birth photos. I was so struck by the woman's face on peace and boundless joy that shone her eyes. I am interested in water birth, the reviews I read only positive. And my husband and I took a chance to go for a water birth at the hospital as at home all - still it was terrible. Since this is my first birth, I have nothing to compare, but I have the most pleasant experience "

Victoria, mother of three children: "I gave birth to the eldest sons, as well as all the women in the hospital. However, after learning of the third pregnancy, I thought about an alternative method of delivery. Having decided to give birth in water pros and cons were weighed very carefully. I collected all the information, even a water birth was able to see the video. I gave birth at home with a midwife. The birth went smoothly, remained the most pleasant experience "

Anna births occur at home, in the water, "become pregnant, I originally wanted to have my baby was born at home, surrounded by loved ones. However, during the opening of the cervix that something went wrong, I have heavy bleeding. Despite the fact that I was quickly taken to the hospital, my son was born dead. I have gone through the worst nightmare of his life. But if I gave birth in the hospital, the tragedy could have been avoided "

Types of birth in water

Before talking about childbirth in the water, you need to have a clear idea of ​​what it is.

It is often confused water birth of relief fights with water. Below is a look at each option in more detail.

Relief period of active labor contractions with water usually proceeds as follows: a woman getting into the shower, either, which is much more efficient, is immersed in a bath or pool. It achieved a positive effect due to the fact that the water body weight becomes much less, so the woman is much easier to achieve complete relaxation of the muscular system of the back and abdomen. Water also allows the woman to take almost any convenient for her position at the time of the fight. If there is water circulation, it helps to provide additional analgesic effect, which is due to reflex irritation of the skin receptors.

Unfortunately, this opportunity is not all laboring women - not all maternity hospitals have the necessary equipment, for standard bath is not suitable. The depth of this bath should be at least 60 cm, and width - 220 cm. This is why birth in the water under the conditions of the hospital are just a dream of a large number of women.

Deliveries under the water are different in that the bathroom is carried out not only during labor, but also bearing-down period. The birth of a child is also going on in the water. Here is the method of delivery and causes the most controversy. The official Russian medicine categorically rejects and condemns the possibility of water births under water.

 birth under water

Births in water

The phenomenon of water birth - "for" and "against" a lot. Different information sources are often given completely different information.

According to the proponents of such labor, they have the following positive aspects:

  •   The most important advantage is the lack of bright light operating lamps strangers. This greatly reduces stress state of the expectant mother.
  • There is a theory according to which the newborn child immediately after birth plunging into the water, avoid the stress factors related to the transition from water to air.
  • The process of giving birth under water flows more smoothly and naturally by water perineal tissues soften and become more elastic, thereby reducing the risk of lacerations.

However, leading obstetricians - gynecologists cause significant counter, talking about the other side of the water delivery:

  • At birth under the water there is a high risk of asphyxia, or, in simple terms, a child can drown. Normally, such a risk is very small, since all newborns have several interesting features. In - the first since the introduction of the first labor contractions in the fetus starts increased production of the hormone prostaglandin E2, which causes breathing, since suspension of the diaphragm increases blood flow to the brain. In - the second, all babies are born in a state of acute hypoxia and hypoxic state triggers swallowing, not breathing movements. Therefore, in the first minute of a newborn does not breath, if this is not to force. On this count supporters birth in the water.

Very often, however, these rules do not work, and the kid makes breathing movements even before the birth of the full body. And this is fraught with a minimum of pneumonia, and in the worst case, a newborn zahlebnёtsya.

  • Another risk factor is the development of hyperthermia, as the mother and the fetus. This can occur if the water temperature exceeds the temperature of the mother's body more than 2 degrees. This can result in serious complications, such as, for example, uterine bleeding in the early postpartum period.
  • During water birth is a risk of occurrence of severe complications such as water embolism. Embolism - a penetration and circulation of the blood flow together with foreign substances, such as air. In the case of aqueous embolism water trapped through the wall of the uterus, which is just after discharge of the placenta is a continuous wound surface with naked traumatized vessels penetrate into blood vessels and may cause blockage, which in turn may lead to death of the mother.
    This threat is recognized even ardent supporters of the birth in water, do not overlook the opportunity and leave the water before the birth of the placenta.
  • In the water after two hours of beginning to breed bacteria and E. coli, therefore, high risk women giving birth and as a consequence, the development of various obstetric complications, such as acute endometritis or endometriosis.

 water birth at the hospital

Births in the expanse of sea, dolphins obstetricians

Births at sea - this is another kind of "water birth", first appeared in the 80s. At its core, childbirth in the sea do not differ from birth in the pool, have all the advantages and disadvantages of conventional delivery, but increases the risk of infection. In addition, delivery into the sea can cause hypothermia woman in labor, as the water temperature substantially below body temperature.

In the past few years, a new kind of birth - birth with dolphins in the water.

For Russia, the birth with dolphins yet extraordinary rarity, however, in Europe, this practice has already been widely spread. Supporters of such delivery in the water with the dolphins - obstetricians tell interesting scientifically proven facts.

Scientists - oceanographers had noticed a curious thing. Dolphins in contact with people in the choice of "interlocutor" choose children if children do not have, then women. And pregnant women are the dolphins with special awe and warmth. Moreover, the dolphin can correctly identify several women was pregnant, even if she herself does not know yet about her pregnancy.

These researchers argue that the regular communication of the pregnant woman with dolphins wonderfully reflected in the pregnancy, the birth process, and the further development of the child.

  • Published by dolphins ultrasound has a positive effect on the fetus, it helps to develop it. There have been documented cases when improves the condition suffering from intrauterine hypoxia kids and kids in the wrong previa head turned in just a few days before giving birth.
  • Those women who had births with dolphins, unanimously describe the extraordinary ease during childbirth and the almost complete absence of pain.
  • All the kids have mothers who undergo childbirth with dolphins, have a number of unique features. Such children have unusually high IQ, perfect psyche and harmonious physical development. In addition, these kids almost never get sick.

This is absolutely contraindicated water birth?

Before making a final decision, please take into account several factors. There are several groups of women for whom this type of delivery is strictly forbidden, as it is more likely can lead to the death of both mother and child.

  • Women who have a narrow pelvis. Giving birth at home, they run the risk of losing a child in the event of complications requiring immediate cesarean section.
  • The above also applies equally to those future mums in which the child is not in the cephalic presentation - a home birth in the water can lead to a tragic end.
  • Pregnant women who have a history of placenta previa. As a rule, in which case delivery is possible only by Caesarean section. Otherwise, premature detachment of the placenta, which is inevitable during its presentation, the child will die from acute intrauterine hypoxia, and the mother's life is at risk because of the bleeding.
  • Also at risk are included all women who suffer from various chronic diseases.

If you go to one of the risk groups, the maximum that you can afford, it's birth in the hospital, under the supervision of specialists who, if necessary, may provide emergency medical care.

Remember that you are responsible not only for ourselves, but for the most valuable thing you have - for the life of your baby.

Please note that our team remains neutral and does not call for pregnant women to take any - any decision. This article is for information purposes only.

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