Water Births

Giving birth in an environment that closely resembles the womb, such as a tub of warm water, is gentler and less stressful for both moms and babies. That’s why the medical team at Women's Health at Hackettstown offers water birth as an option for their patients.

The relaxing, buoyant properties of water offer many benefits during child birth, including:
• Lower blood pressure
• Improved energy in the late stages of labor
• More efficient uterine contractions
• Reduced pain and anxiety
• Increased blood circulation and oxygenation
• Greater ability to focus on the birthing process
• Lesser chance of fetal complications
• Reduced need for an episiotomy

Patients also have the option of using the water tub for labor only and having a traditional delivery. In any event, water births are always supervised by member of our qualified care team.