Did you know that there is a difference between water immersion and water birth?
Water immersion is spending time during active labour in a tub, whereas water birth is actually birthing your baby in the tub underwater.
In our podcast, Heidi, a registered midwife in Victoria, BC, and Dr. Alicia review the evidence around the safety, risks and benefits of both water immersion and water birth for both the delivering person and the newborn baby!
We review what factors about the pregnant person and the neonate may come into play around deciding whether labouring or delivering in water is appropriate.
We also review what are the safety factors that your care team has to support you with to help you have the best and safest experience for both you and your baby!
Join us in our podcast to dig into all the evidence around water immersion in labour and birthing in the water!