Labor in water has become increasingly popular and for good reasons in recent years. At American Hospital Dubai, the midwife-led water birth facility provides quality and compassionate care to make a childbirth experience more comfortable. If you want to benefit from hydrotherapy, along with the benefits of delivering your baby in a hospital, schedule your appointment today.
During a water birth, a woman experiences labor and delivery in a birth-pool or tub filled with warm water. While it can be administered at home with the assistance of a mid-wife, a lot of women prefer to go to hospitals or birthing centers for the delivery of their babies, for a number of reasons, the main being the availability of pre-natal, post-natal, or neo-natal care facilities. It is widely believed that this particular birthing option reduces the pain of labor and regulates the intensity of the contractions by creating a more relaxing and soothing environment for the expectant mother.
Women who have delivered babies in naturally soothing birthing pools report to have experienced reduced stress of childbirth along with the following advantages:
Ever since the inception of our Water Birth facility, tons of new mothers have endured labor and delivered babies in naturally soothing birthing tubs at American Hospital Dubai. While at our dedicated birthing facility, the Water Birth is executed under the guidance and supervision of a highly trained midwife. Needless to mention that we’re among the region’s leading facilities to offer hydro-birthing as a natural alternative for low-risk mothers.
A peptide hormone and neuropeptide acts as a chemical messenger in the brain and helps regulate the intensity of contractions during childbirth. When a woman submerges in the warm water of a birth pool, there occurs a chemical and hormonal response inside the body. Once released, it results in the increased production of pain-inhibiting endorphins which are again chemicals released by the body to relieve stress and pain. Endorphins keep the mother into an altered state of consciousness, makes pain less intense, and allows the body to do what it needs to do.
Please be noted that the aquatic birth option is planned well in advance, and it’s not meant for every pregnant woman. Only low-risk pregnancies are considered ideal candidates while women with high blood pressure, diabetes, or a history of cesarean deliveries are considered high-risk cases. Also, in cases where birth progresses into high risk and medical intervention becomes indispensable for the mother, your midwife will proceed with a well-conceived plan in collaboration with obstetricians, anesthetists, and other specialists associated with American Hospital Dubai.
Giving birth at American Hospital Dubai includes access to the expert care provided by certified mid-wife and other associated staff to ensure a safe and successful delivery experience. We’re proud to have on board with us specialist midwives who are fully trained in assisting women choosing Water Birth as the birthing option, guiding them on birthing positions, and providing stress-relieving techniques to keep them as comfortable as possible.
If you’re considering natural birthing options and would like to communicate your desires to have a water birth with your healthcare provider in Dubai, schedule an appointment by filling out our secure online form and discuss your individual risks and birth plan today.