Tub Talk

Are you wondering about the benefits of using a tub during labor and birth?

I love being part of the peaceful stillness of a birth center room where a woman is resting quietly between contractions immersed in water.  With the lights dimmed, her eyes closed and her partner quietly whispering in her ear, there is a sacred beauty to this moment before she starts to breathe through another contraction.  Over half of the women the University of Michigan Certified Nurse Midwives care for will use the tub or a shower for relaxation during labor. We have done hundreds of waterbirths in the birth center over the past fifteen years, but now even more women are interested in this option.

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