Birth Tub Rentals
Home water birth in Seattle is becoming more and more popular each year. You may have the desire to labor in water so you can feel more comfortable or weightless. You may choose to labor in water because you simply love a warm bath. You may believe your baby should be born gently into warm water or perhaps the ease of movement is what's most important to you. We believe in finding comfort in labor and are eager to help you achieve that.
When a woman in labor relaxes in a warm deep bath, free from gravity’s pull on her body, with sensory stimulation reduced, her body is less likely to secrete stress-related hormones. This allows her body to produce the pain inhibitors-endorphins-that complement labor. Noradrenaline and catecholamines, the hormones that are released during stress, actually raise the blood pressure and can inhibit or slow labor. A laboring woman who is able to relax physically, is able to relax mentally as well. Many women, midwives, and doctors acknowledge the analgesic effect of water. Thousands of these mothers state they would never consider laboring without water again.
In 1987, women in a Copenhagen hospital were offered the choice of taking a warm bath in their first stage of labour. Over half the women accepted the offer and found that they dilated at twice the rate of women who stayed dry. That means you can meet your baby even sooner!
*Warm tub bath during delivery. Lenstrup C, Schantz A, Berget A, Feder E, Roseno H, Hertel J Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1987;66(8):709-12 ]
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