Using water for labour and birth

We supports the use of water for both labour and birth and provide two pools.

Studies have shown that women who use the birthing pool during labour comment on the relaxing effect of water. With the warmth and support that water provides, many women find that they require less pain relieving drugs and experience more effective contractions.

There is an increased sense of privacy and a reduction in the need for intervention. You can also continue to use Entonox (gas and air) while in the birthing pool. During early labour, you might find it helpful to relax in your bath at home.

If you are interested in using the pool please ask your midwife for further information.