Making Waves Improving access to water immersion in maternity units: Dr. Claire Feely

K.D.Brainin Founder & Director
Blog: 08.02.2015

Water immersion for labour and/or birth can be a supportive low-cost, low-tech intervention that enhances women’s experiences of their labour and with positive outcome benefits.

In a previous article,1 we highlighted the current evidence in favour of water immersion that demonstrated the positive impact upon women’s and birthing people’s physical and psychological outcomes, including; reducing pain perception, epidural use, labour duration and hospital transfers; enhancing mobility, freedom of movement, feelings of safety, privacy and positive experiences of labour and birth.

Overall, water immersion enhances the neuroendocrinology of a normal physiological labour2 and is a helpful option for pain relief.3 

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