The benefits of being in warm water for women in labour are now well recognised. The Maternity Services Consumer Council has produced a resource that provides consumers with information on both the benefits and potential complications of labouring and giving birth in water.
- The use of water during labour
- The benefits of labour and birth in water
- Research evidence
- Entering the pool
- Giving birth in water
- Access to water birth in New Zealand hospitals
- Water birth at home
This resources helps enable women and their whanau/families to make an informed choice about labouring and birthing in water.