Welcome to Waterbirth International

Women gravitate to water instinctively, especially during their birth process.
The warm gentle caress of water while a woman is doing the hardest work of her life brings comfort, reduces stress, increases oxytocin and makes birth easier. Research verifies that water immersion for labor and birth is safe, effective, low cost and desired by women throughout the world. For more than thirty years, we have been guiding and teaching parents and maternity care professionals how to integrate waterbirth into any birth setting. We are confident you will be inspired, instructed and assisted by all the information, stories and resources we offer you here.

There is something about the power of water. People are drawn to water, spas, and sacred streams. Women in labor are drawn to water, too.

-Michel Odent, MD

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