Birth tub rentals

 

Hydrotherapy in labor can be an amazing tool to help give women deep relief and relaxation.   Listed below are some of the benefits of laboring in a birth tub:

 

- Warm water is soothing, comforting, relaxing.

 

- In the later stages of labor, the water has been shown to increase the woman’s energy.

 

- The effect of buoyancy lessens a mother’s body weight, allowing free movement and new positioning.

 

- Buoyancy promotes more efficient uterine contractions and improved blood circulation resulting in better oxygenation of the uterine muscles, less pain for the mother, and more oxygen for the baby.

 

- Immersion in water often helps lower high blood pressure caused by anxiety.

 

- The water seems to reduce stress-related hormones, allowing the mother’s body to produce endorphins which serve as pain-inhibitors.

 

- Water causes the perineum to become more elastic and relaxed, reducing the incidence and severity of tearing and the need for an episiotomy and stitches.

 

- As the laboring woman relaxes physically, she is able to relax mentally with greater ability to focus on the birth process.

 

- Since the water provides a greater sense of privacy, it can reduce inhibitions, anxiety, and fears.

 

Please contact us for more details about birth tub rentals!

Marin Doula Services

Mollee Franklin, CD CLE

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